Jim Boyle Jul. 21, 2014, 2:08pm


Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery has been selected as an inductee to the 2013

Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Hall of Fame, according to a press release from the court's office of communications. A formal induction ceremony was held on July 15 at the Keystone Conference Center at Fort Indiantown Gap.

Election to the Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed by the department. Selections to the hall are based on recognition of an individual’s contributions to the department and to Pennsylvania veterans.

McCaffery is the Supreme Court’s liaison to the state’s problem-solving courts program and has helped establish veterans courts across the Commonwealth.

“This auspicious occasion not only recognizes your significant achievements, but also the honor and prestige that you have brought upon the department and Pennsylvania veterans,” Maj. Gen. Wesley E. Craig, adjutant general of Pennsylvania, said in a notification letter to the justice.

McCaffery began serving on the state’s highest court in January 2008, following previous service as a jurist on the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Municipal Court.

He has served in the military for 40 years, beginning as a Marine Corps private in 1968 and retired as a colonel in the U.S. Air Force in 2008. His military medals include the Legion of Merit, Global War on Terrorism and numerous meritorious service medals.

He has been the recipient of numerous military awards and decorations, including Man of the Year designations by the American Legion and Catholic War Veterans.

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