President James E. Faust, second counselor in the First Presidency, was one of six leaders in Utah honored June 26 with the Minuteman Award by the Utah National Guard.
The Minuteman Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Guard upon civilians and is sponsored by the Honorary Colonels Corps.President Faust was recognized for "outstanding leadership and service to the community, citizens of Utah and nations of the world."
Prior to his call as a member of the First Presidency, President Faust served as a member of the Quorum of Twelve, a member of the Presidency of the Seventy and an Assistant to the Twelve.
He has also served as vice president of the board and chairman of the executive committee of the Desert News Publishing Co., state director of Friendship Force of Utah and a member of the State Constitutional Revision Commission.
Other recipients of the award were State Atty. Gen. Jan Graham; Dr. L. George Veasy, former physician in chief at Primary Children's Medical Center; Gerald R. Sherratt, president of Southern Utah University; Stephen M. Studdert, Utah Centennial chairman; and retired Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Webb.