Delaware State Chamber of Commerce President Michael J. Quaranta, left, presents the chamber’s Josiah Marvel Cup Award to retired Maj. Gen. Francis D. Vavala on Monday.
Mr. Vavala, the former head of the Delaware National Guard, was honored at the chamber’s 184th annual dinner, which was held virtually due to the pandemic.
In 1999, he was named adjutant general, a position he held for 18 years under three different governors.
President-elect Joe Biden and incoming first lady Jill Biden, who were honored with the Marvel Cup at the chamber’s 181st annual dinner in 2018, sent words of congratulations, as well.
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