Who's Who Humanitarian

CSM US Army (Ret.), Gary L. Flaherty

Title: Director
Company: Columbia County Veterans Service Agency
Location: Canaan, New York, United States


  • American Legion
  • Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth (former board director)
  • Columbia College
  • Columbia County Veterans Service Agency (director)
  • Disabled American Veterans (life member)
  • Korean Special Olympics (co-founder)
  • New York’s 19th Congressional District Veterans’ Advisory Council (chairman)
  • Special Olympics Washington (former board director)
  • United States Army (retired command sergeant major)
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (regional commander)
  • Vietnam Veterans of America (life member)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2023)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2023)
  • Recipient, Lincoln Award, Young Republicans of Columbia County New York (2023);
  • Inductee, New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame (2017)
  • Outstanding Young Man of America, Junior Chamber of Commerce (1973)
  • Recipient, Eagle Award (2006)
  • Recipient, Various Military Awards
  • Recipient, Legion of Merit
  • Recipient, Soldier’s Medal for Heroism
  • Recipient, Bronze Star Medal
  • Recipient, Six Commendation Medals, U.S. Army
  • Three-time Honoree, Active Soldier of the Year, Veterans of Foreign Wars

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