BALTIMORE -- The Yankees announced on Wednesday that Deborah A. Tymon, senior vice president of marketing, will receive the Outstanding Civilian Service Award from the U.S. Army in recognition of her decades of service in support of the military.
The award is the third-highest public-service honor the U.S. Army can bestow upon a civilian. Presenting the honor to Tymon will be Gen. Ray Odierno, the 38th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army.
Since joining the Yankees' front office in 1985, Tymon has spearheaded many initiatives involving the military and veterans. She has been instrumental in developing the Yankees' close relationship with the Wounded Warrior Project, making injured veterans the focus of hundreds of public and private ceremonies and events.
"I'm incredibly honored and overwhelmed," Tymon said in a statement. "Over the years, I have had the great privilege of meeting countless members of the armed services. Their stories of sacrifice always leave me breathless. It has been an honor for me to give back to them with the support of the Yankees and show them the appreciation they deserve."
Tymon's father, James Tymon, served in the 6th Marine Division and 29th Regiment during the Battle of Okinawa in World War II.
Joining Tymon in receiving the award on Wednesday are actor Gary Sinise of the Gary Sinise Foundation, Ryan Blanck of the Center for the Intrepid, Kathleen Gagg of the Got Your Back Network and Ken Fisher of the Fisher House Foundation.
Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.