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The Secretary's Award for Exemplary Service 2014

The Secretary’s Award for Exemplary Service recognizes exemplary individual service by DHS employees serving in administrative, technical, clerical and general support positions.

This year's winners are listed below, along with a description of their contributions and achievements:

For providing education services for more than 1,000 active duty, reserve and civilian members:

Debra A. Annam, U.S. Coast Guard

Secretary's Award for Exemplary Service 2014 - Debra A. Annam
On October 23, 2014 Secretary Jeh Johnson awarded the Secretary's Award for Exemplary Service 2014 to Debra A. Annam, U.S. Coast Guard, for providing education services for more than 1,000 active duty, reserve and civilian members. (DHS Photo by Barry Bahler/Released)

For exemplary service and unwavering dedication to the U.S. Secret Service to obtain veterans affairs education benefits for eligible employees to use on Special Agent training courses:

Kittonia N. Brooks, U.S. Secret Service

Secretary's Award for Exemplary Service 2014 - Kittonia N. Brooks
On October 23, 2014 Secretary Jeh Johnson awarded the Secretary's Award for Exemplary Service 2014 to Kittonia N. Brooks, U.S. Secret Service, for providing education services for exemplary service and unwavering dedication to the U.S. Secret Service to obtain veterans affairs education benefits for eligible employees to use on Special Agent training courses. (DHS Photo by Barry Bahler/Released)

For outstanding performance, dedication and exemplary service to the U.S. Coast Guard's Legal Services Command:

Nancy Byer, U.S. Coast Guard

Secretary's Award for Exemplary Service 2014 - Nancy Byer
On October 23, 2014 Secretary Jeh Johnson awarded the Secretary's Award for Exemplary Service 2014 to Nancy Byer, U.S. Coast Guard, for providing education services for outstanding performance, dedication and exemplary service to the U.S. Coast Guard's Legal Services Commands. (DHS Photo by Barry Bahler/Released)

For exemplary service and administrative excellence in managing the ICE Health Services Corps Credentials program:

Stacy M. Corbin, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Secretary's Award for Exemplary Service 2014 - Stacy M. Corbin
On October 23, 2014 Secretary Jeh Johnson awarded the Secretary's Award for Exemplary Service 2014 to Stacy M. Corbin, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, for exemplary service and admnistrative excellence in managing the ICE Health Services Corps Credentials program. (DHS Photo by Barry Bahler/Released)

For automating an internal process and eliminating approximately 25,000 pieces of paper used to process employee reimbursements:

Andrew Doolin, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Secretary's Award for Exemplary Service 2014 - Andrew Doolin
On October 23, 2014 Secretary Jeh Johnson awarded the Secretary's Award for Exemplary Service 2014 to Andrew Doolin, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, for automating an internal process and eliminating approximately 25,000 pieces of paper used to process employee reimbursements. (DHS Photo by Barry Bahler/Released)

For professionalism and dedication in preparing the Secretary's and Deputy Secretary's daily briefing books:

Allison Gillus, Office of the Executive Secretariat

Secretary's Award for Exemplary Service 2014 - Allison Gillus
On October 23, 2014 Secretary Jeh Johnson awarded the Secretary's Award for Exemplary Service 2014 to Allison Gillus, Office of the Executive Secretariat, for professionalism and dedication in preparing the Secretary's and Deputy Secretary's daily briefing books. (DHS Photo by Barry Bahler/Released)

For developing new tools for FEMA's National Preparedness Directorate senior leadership to assess and make resource decisions:

Sarah Grossman-Greene, Federal Emergency Management Agency

Secretary's Award for Exemplary Service 2014 - Sarah Grossman-Greene
On October 23, 2014 Secretary Jeh Johnson awarded the Secretary's Award for Exemplary Service 2014 to Sarah Grossman-Greene, Federal Emergency Management Agency, for developing new tools for FEMA's National Preparedness Directorate senior leadership to assess and make resource decisions. (DHS Photo by Barry Bahler/Released)

For outstanding contributions and exemplary service to the DHS Executive Transportation Reservation System:

Gylnese M. Hilton, Management Directorate

Secretary's Award for Exemplary Service 2014 - Gylnese M. Hilton
On October 23, 2014 Secretary Jeh Johnson awarded the Secretary's Award for Exemplary Service 2014 to Gylnese M. Hilton, Management Directorate, for outstanding contributions and exemplary service to the DHS Executive Transportation Reservation System. (DHS Photo by Barry Bahler/Released)

For her expertise and editing, to ensure quality in office reports, products and budget requests:

Brittnay Jones, Office of Intelligence and Analysis

Secretary's Award for Exemplary Service 2014 - Brittnay Jones
On October 23, 2014 Secretary Jeh Johnson awarded the Secretary's Award for Exemplary Service 2014 to Brittnay Jones, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, for her expertise and editing, to ensure quality in office reports, products and budget requests. (DHS Photo by Barry Bahler/Released)

For exemplary service while providing dependable and outstanding assistance to all in the Secure Flight Operations Center:

Elizabeth Leski, Transportation Security Administration

Secretary's Award for Exemplary Service 2014 - Elizabeth Leski
On October 23, 2014 Secretary Jeh Johnson awarded the Secretary's Award for Exemplary Service 2014 to Elizabeth Leski, Transportation Security Administration, for exemplary service while providing dependable and outstanding assistance to all in the Secure Flight Operations Center. (DHS Photo by Barry Bahler/Released)

For exceptional customer service and extensive monetary savings and donations of equipment to minority services institutions through the Enterprise Services Division:

Donald Marfisi, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

For dedicated leadership and exemplary initiative in executing responsibilities within the Federal Financial Management Systems:

Jeffrey Perkins, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Secretary's Award for Exemplary Service 2014 - Jeffrey Perkins
On October 23, 2014 Secretary Jeh Johnson awarded the Secretary's Award for Exemplary Service 2014 to Jeffrey Perkins, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, for dedicated leadership and exemplary initiative in executing responsibilities within the Federal Financial Management Systems. (DHS Photo by Barry Bahler/Released)

For discovering over $30,000 in overcharges and establishing accountability practices to avoid future overcharges:

Angela Petersen, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

 

For exceptional performance and outstanding contributions to the development and success of the U.S. Secret Service Special Agent Merit Promotion Testing Program:

Tomeca Turner, U.S. Secret Service

Secretary's Award for Exemplary Service 2014 - Angela Petersen
On October 23, 2014 Secretary Jeh Johnson awarded the Secretary's Award for Exemplary Service 2014 to Angela Petersen, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, for discovering over $30,000 in overcharges and establishing accountabililty practices to avoid future overcharges. (DHS Photo by Barry Bahler/Released)

For exceptional service and outstanding support to the Texas Service Center:

Maria C. Wilson, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Secretary's Award for Exemplary Service 2014 - Maria C. Wilson
On October 23, 2014 Secretary Jeh Johnson awarded the Secretary's Award for Exemplary Service 2014 to Maria C. Wilson, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, for exceptional service and outstanding support to the Texas Service Center. (DHS Photo by Barry Bahler/Released)

 

 

 

Last Updated: 10/26/2021
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