The Secretary of the Army awarded the Civilian Service Achievement Medal to Partner Marlena Ewald for her work on an independent panel reviewing the cultural climate at the Fort Hood Army installation.

Ms. Ewald was recognized for the outstanding support that she provided as an assistant and consultant to the Fort Hood Independent Review Committee (FHIRC). In her role, Ms. Ewald assisted with the drafting of the final report, including editing the structure and content of the entire report. 

The FHIRC was assembled by the Army in August of 2020, after the death of SPC Vanessa Guillen and related sexual misconduct allegations at the base and throughout the Army. The committee was tasked with conducting an independent and comprehensive review of cultural and structural issues at the base. After months of research, the committee produced and presented a 300-page final report, which includes 70 constructive recommendations, to the Army and U.S. Congress.

Ms. Ewald is highly experienced in complex internal investigations and government affairs. A military spouse herself, Ms. Ewald’s past experience at the Court of Federal Claims and as in-house counsel helps shape her practice in government contracts, commercial contracts, investigations, and transactional work.

Fluet is honored that Ms. Ewald engaged in such a meaningful undertaking for the benefit of our military.