Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Lester J. Powlen III, son of Lester J. Jr. and Mary M. Powlen of Hagerstown, has been awarded the master parachutist badge for completing 65 jumps. He also served in jump status with an airborne unit or other organization of authorized parachutists for at least 36 months.
Powlen is a polygraph examiner assigned to the 10th Military Police Battalion, Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, N.C.
His wife, Betsy, is the daughter of John H. and Janet W. Wyckoff of Valparaiso, Ind.
Powlen graduated in 1977 from Williamsport High School and received an associate degree in 1979 from Hagerstown Junior College. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1999 from Regents College, Albany, N.Y.