Ms. Leslie Paulson, General Manager of Industry Solutions division at Caterpillar Inc. which includes Defense and Federal Products, recently presented a $200,000 gift to the Capital Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army during the 2015 Annual AUSA Meeting and Exposition at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
The gift increased an earlier Caterpillar contribution to the Museum to $300,000 and elevated the company to the Campaign’s Three-Star Circle of Distinction.
“Caterpillar’s partnership with the Army dates back to World War I and has been marked by our continuing support in each of the Army’s subsequent military campaigns, to include the current Global War on Terrorism,” Paulson noted in presenting the company’s most recent gift to General Gordon R. Sullivan (USA-Ret.), Army Historical Foundation (AHF) Chairman. “Our contribution reflects the enormous degree of pride and appreciation the company takes in that continuing relationship.”
Paulson also provided Sullivan and General William Hartzog (USA-Ret.), AHF Vice Chairman, with an update on Caterpillar’s current and emerging line of defense-related equipment.
“We are grateful not only for Caterpillar’s generosity and continuing support of the Museum project,” said LTG Roger Schultz (USA-Ret.), AHF President, “but also for the enduring Caterpillar-Army partnership that has resulted in the defense and prosperity of the nation.”