The Florida socialite at the centre of the David Petraeus sex scandal was awarded one of the US military’s highest civilian honours after being nominated by the disgraced general, it has emerged.
Gen. David Petraeus and Jill Kelley
– Jill Kelley received military civilian honour from David Petraeus (Telegraph, Nov 22, 2012):
Jill Kelley, whose complaint to the FBI sparked the inquiry that led to Mr Petraeus’s resignation as CIA director, received the “Outstanding Public Service” prize from him at a ceremony in March last year.
The 37-year-old “social liaison” to the US military in Florida was praised in the award citation for the lavish parties she threw at her mansion in Tampa for senior officials and their spouses.