Army Spec. Francisco D. Zavalza, an automated logistical specialist, 556th Ordanance, 86th Signal Command at Fort Huachuca, Sierra Vista, has received the NETCOM/9th Signal Command (Army) Hero Award.
He is the son of Deniel and Maria Zavalza of E. Cassie Lane, Cottonwood.
The NETCOM (Network Enterprise Technology Command) Hero Award is presented in special recognition for meritorious service by the Commanding General of NETCOM/9th Signal Command. Only a very small percentage of the total NETCOM force of 17,000 Soldiers and Civilians stationed around the globe. This cycle the people who earned this special recognition accounted for less than half a percent of the total NETCOM force. The award is presented by the outgoing commanding general of NETCOM as part of his or her departure from the command either through PCS or retirement.
The award was presented to Zavalza for his invaluable contributions to the NETCOM 9th Signal Command as he displayed exceptional skills and resourcefulness in the many details necessary to ensure success for this command. His dependability, initiative, and dedication of his professionalism and desire to excel in all he does were invaluable assets, which earned him the recognition.
The specialist is also a member of the Fort Huachuca Honor Guard Unit and has served in the military for two years.
He is a 2006 graduate of Mingus Union High School.