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Navy Lt. Cmdr. Susan E. Lehrer has returned to the U.S. from an overseas forward-deployed location where the soldier participated in Operation Enduring Freedom, the anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners.

Additionally, she has been decorated with the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, which is awarded to individuals for non-combat meritorious achievement or service that is incontestably exceptional and of a magnitude that clearly places them above their peers.

Recipients are assigned to or have served with numerous joint activities in the Department of Defense, joint chiefs of staff, joint, specified and allied commands, military agencies, and other joint activities as designated by the secretary of defense.

Lehrer is assigned to the Navy Recruiting Command, Washington, D.C., and has 21 years of military service.

She is the daughter of Jean Grossman of Oneida, N.Y. Her husband, Chuck, is the son of Sandra Lehrer of Ashburn. In 1984, she graduated from Oneida High School, and received a bachelor's degree in 1995 from Syracuse University, N.Y.

Byron F. Andrews III of Loudoun County, fire captain of the Alexandria Fire Department, was reappointred to the State Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board by Gov. Tim Kaine (D).

Gary M. Clemens, the Loudoun County Clerk of the Circuit Court, was elected first vice president for the Virginia Court Clerks' Association (VCAA). The organization of elected Clerks and appointed deputy clerks promotes interaction and coordination of programs in Virginia, improved efficiency of services, standardization of procedures, education/training programs for Clerk's Office staff and consultation with the General Assembly and state agencies.

Simultaneous to his election to the statewide position, Clemens was appointed as the chairman of the local United Way Campaign in Loudoun County.

At its annual membership meeting Thursday, Oct. 19, members of the Loudoun Arts Council elected its 2007 board of directors. New and returning officers included president, Kathy Farmer, marketing research project director, Dominion Group, member and past president of the Masters Singer and choir director at St. Theresa Parish; vice president, Heather Stillings, theatre instructor, Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center; secretary, Jeffrey Stern, general manager, Wayside Theater; treasurer, Chellie Cameron, manager of the Airport Administration Department at Washington Dulles International Airport.