Mark L. Money, former executive director, University of Utah Research Park and now vice chancellor of Texas A & M University, has been honored on his retirement from the U.S. Army Reserve.

Money, who retired after more than 36 years in the reserve, was presented the Legion of Merit by Maj. Gen. Richard Christiansen, commander of the 96th U.S. Army Reserve Command.Money enlisted in the Army during the Korean War, when he served 16 months, and was commissioned a chaplain in September 1952. He was the senior LDS chaplain in terms of length of service and rank at the time of his retirement. A citation accompanying the medal said Money was a "source of spiritual strength to countless soldiers and their families."

The officer, who achieved the rank of colonel, was staff chaplain of the 96th, a seven-state command with headquarters at Fort Douglas, and of the 328th General Hospital, a subordinate unit. Money is a Brigham Young University graduate. He received a master of business administration degree from Harvard and a doctorate from the U.