POMEROY — Pomeroy native Frank A. Titus was recently recognized by the Columbus Chapter of the United Nations Association USA. for his leadership at the local and national levels for advocacy in support of the United Nations during 2010 and 2011.
The recognition took place at the association’s annual meeting and dinner on June 11. In response to receiving the award, Titus said “This award means a great deal to me because of my deep love for the United Nations and the ideals that it stands for in the preservation of world peace.”
From 2004 to 2011 Titus, a colonel in the U.S. Air Force (retired,) served on the board of directors for the United Nations Association U.S.A. Columbus Chapter and acted as president for the last four years.
As a military officer with the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations Training unit in 1998 Titus designed and implemented a course in international humanitarian law to help prepare U.N troops who were slated for possible deployment overseas on peacekeeping missions.
Titus graduated from Pomeroy High School in 1964, received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Ohio State University in 1970, a master’s degree in journalism in 1973, and his law degree in Capital University School of Law in 1979. He retired from the Ohio Air National Guard as a colonel in the JAG Corps in 2004 receiving the Legion of Merit in recognition of his service.
Titus has an impressive list of accomplishments. He was co-founder of the United Nations International Humanitarian Law Symposium and brought that event to Capital University Law School in Columbus from 1999 through 2004; an expert military analyst on CNN International and U.S.Air Force judge advocate during the United Nations Peacekeeping Operation in 1999; and had Air Force duty that included numerous international law courses and conferences at Ohio State University prior to receiving his law degree from Capital.
In addition to the United Nations Association USA Award, Titus was recently presented his 30 year State of Ohio Service Award for serving as chief legal counsel for the Bureau of Workmen’s Compensation.