CHAMPAIGN, Ill., — On Friday, May 6, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Corey Hill was honored with a retirement ceremony at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Construction Engineer Research Laboratory (CERL). Friends, family and co-workers were in attendance to celebrate his 35 years of military service.
Hill, a native of Scotland Neck, North Carolina, attended Central Texas College and received his associate degree in business management. He subsequently attended Park University where he earned a degree in construction management and bachelor's in management and engineering administration. In December 2016, he received his master's in management and leadership from Webster University.
In June 2018, Hill was assigned to the ERDC as Senior Warrant Officer Advisor and Associate Technical Director with the Construction Engineer Research Laboratory in Champaign.
With more than 35 years of military service, Hill has received a number of awards and decorations, including the Bronze Star Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters and the Army Commendation Medal with seven oak leaf clusters, as well as various other campaign ribbons and service medals.
During his speech, Hill thanked those he had the pleasure and honor to work with over his career and thanked his family for their constant sacrifice over the past 35 years.