Selby Rollinson Honored with Mary Reed Award

Mary Reed gives Selby Rollinson the Mary Reed Award trophy as Rotary Club of Columbus President Bob Jones, Rollinson's wife, Sarah, and son, Zack, look on. (Photos: courtesy Jim Cawthorn, Camera1)

Selby Rollinson, Deputy Chief of Staff at Fort Benning, member of Rotary Club of Columbus

Selby Rollinson, who is a retired Lt. Colonel and now Deputy Chief of Staff at Fort Benning, which is one of the highest civilian positions at Fort Benning, and member of the Rotary Club of Columbus, was honored with this year’s Mary Reed Award.  The award is named for the club secretary and honorary member Mary Reed, widow of Dan Reed, who preceded her as secretary. The Mary Reed Award goes to a member of the Rotary Club of Columbus who demonstrates service above self over a sustained period of time.  The Dan Reed Award, which is given at a different time, goes to a non-Rotarian.  

A video was shown of notables who praised Rollinson for his work in facilitating Columbus area people with issues relating to Fort Benning. 

Greg Camp, National Infantry Foundation executive and member of the Rotary Club of Columbus

Greg Camp, who is with the National Infantry Foundation, and  who introduced Rollinson, told me that Commanding Generals come and go at Fort Benning, usually staying about two years, but the Deputy Chief of Staff stays on the job for years – Rollinson has been at it for 20 years – so he is especially equipped to be the “go to”  man when members of the Columbus community need assistance with arrangements on post.

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