GP appointed “Kentucky Colonel”

The General Plenipotentiary, Oliver M. Gruber-Lavin y Ochoa, received from the Governor of the State of Kentucky the appointment as a Kentucky Colonel. This award is also associated with the status of Ambassador of Good Will. It is the highest award the governor of the state of Kentucky can present.


The Order of Honor of the Kentucky Colonels is a charitable organization. With this award, the governor wants to honor people for their service to others.

The Order of the Kentucky Colonels is particularly committed to children and supports people in need.

Already at the beginning of the 19th century, honorable personalities were honored with this title. Especially after the dissolution of the Kentucky militia in 1812, these awards were given by the respective governor.

The honorees are entitled to have the honorary title of “Colonel” in front of their name and are lifelong members of the Order of the Kentucky Colonels. The Governor of Kentucky is the Commander-in-Chief of this Order.