Army Commendation Medal w/"V" Device
For gallantry in combat as the Company Operations Sergeant, Special Forces Operational Detachment Bravo - 9220, Special Operations Task Force - 31 Firebase Mogensen. Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom XIII. Sergeant Colwell distinguished himself by exceptional valor under fire during combat operations. After being caught in an enemy ambush kill zone, Sergeant Colwell heroically led his crew out of the kill zone after his vehicle was hit by a rocket propelled grenade, indisputably saving the lives of his crew and fellow soldiers. His actions are in keeping with the with the finest traditions of military heroism and reflect distinct credit upon himself, Special Operations Task Force - 31, The Combined Joint Special Operation Task Force - Afghanistan, Special Operations Command Central, and the United States Army
Master Sergeant Colwell was inducted into the Class of 2016 for the Ohio Military Hall of Fame at the Ohio Statehouse on April 29, 2016.