U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William C. Mayville Jr., the commanding general of Regional Command-East, congratulates Jeffrey Creaser, a civilian food service manager in Afghanistan after he is awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Defense of Freedom at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Dec. 28, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David J. Overson, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)