Doug Kreulen, right, receives the inaugural Veteran Leadership Award from Daniels Center Director Hilary Miller Thursday, Aug. 25, at the fifth annual Veteran Impact Celebration at MTSU in the Student Union Ballroom. Kreulen is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel who served 27 years. His is president and CEO of the Metro Nashville Airport Authority. (MTSU photo by James Cessna)

Doug Kreulen, right, receives the inaugural Veteran Leadership Award from Daniels Center Director Hilary Miller Thursday, Aug. 25, at the fifth annual Veteran Impact Celebration at MTSU in the Student Union Ballroom. Kreulen is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel who served 27 years. His is president and CEO of the Metro Nashville Airport Authority. (MTSU photo by James Cessna)

Doug Kreulen, right, receives the inaugural Veteran Leadership Award from Daniels Center Director Hilary Miller Thursday, Aug. 25, at the fifth annual Veteran Impact Celebration at MTSU in the Student Union Ballroom. Kreulen is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel who served 27 years. His is president and CEO of the Metro Nashville Airport Authority. (MTSU photo by James Cessna)

Doug Kreulen, right, receives the inaugural Veteran Leadership Award from Daniels Center Director Hilary Miller Thursday, Aug. 25, at the fifth annual Veteran Impact Celebration at MTSU in the Student Union Ballroom. Kreulen is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel who served 27 years. His is president and CEO of the Metro Nashville Airport Authority. (MTSU photo by James Cessna)