Kelley Awarded High Civilian Honors

    TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 13:  Jill Kelley leaves her home on November 13, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Kelley, who is reported to be involved with the military community at MacDill Air Force Base, reported receiving harassing emails to the FBI, which resulted in an investigation that revealed the sender to be Paula Broadwell, who was found to be having an affair with Gen. David H. Petraeus.  (Photo by Tim Boyles/Getty Images)

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    Who knew being a Tampa socialite could be so fulfilling? Jill Kelley received a prestigious award from the Joint Chiefs of Staff—the country’s second-highest civilian honor—in March 2011. She was awarded for her “selfless contributions” and “willingness to host engagements” for politicians and military officials. Of course, David Petraeus was the one who recommended she receive the award and presented it to her himself at the ceremony. Kelley and her husband are known for lavish parties thrown at their $1.5 million mansion in Tampa. According to her citation, “these events promoted camaraderie, understanding and a better appreciation for coalition and military customs, concerns and abilities.”

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