Sheriff Richard Wiles honored as 2019 Citizen of the Year

This weekend, officials with the Military Order of the World Wars recognized Sheriff Richard Wiles as the 2019 Citizen of the Year.

At the Saturday gathering, officials cited Wiles for his “outstanding contributions to the community while keeping with the ideals of the order.”

The Military Order of the World Wars is a community service oriented veteran organization for officers of the armed services. It was founded 100 years ago in 1919 by General of the Armies John J. “Blackjack” Pershing at the conclusion of World War I.

Its membership includes commissioned and warrant officers from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, including active duty, retired, reserve and former officers. Its motto is “It is nobler to serve than to be served”.

The local Greater El Paso Chapter meets those ideals through their support of patriotic education; youth leadership, including Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and high school JROTC; promoting support for national and homeland security; and support for law and order and our law enforcement and first response personnel.