Tampa Socialite Jill Kelley Awarded 'Country’s Second-Highest Honor for a Civilian'
8:48 AM, Nov 23, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Tampa socialite Jill Kelley, a key figure in the scandal that brought down CIA director Gen. David Petraeus, received the "country’s second-highest honor for a civilian," according to the New York Post. The honor was awarded because of the socialite's “selfless contributions” and “willingness to host engagements.”
Kelley received the honor in March 2011, a year and a half before the career ending Petraeus scandal would emerge.
"Petraeus recommended her for the award while he was commander of Tampa’s US Central Command, a spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Tampa Tribune," says the Post.