The Secretary's Exceptional Service Gold Medal 2015
The Secretary’s Exceptional Service Gold Medal recognizes exceptionally outstanding leadership or service that is distinguished by achievements of national or international significance that reflects great credit on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the federal government by markedly improving the security of our homeland.
This year's winners are listed below, along with a description of their contributions and achievements:
For teamwork and excellence in mobilizing and deploying the mission to destroy stockpiles of chemical weapons in Syria.
Syrian Weapons of Mass Destruction Decommissioning Task Force
Commander Kevin M. Carroll, USCG Captain William Carter, USCG Chief Warrant Officer Roddy M. Corr, USCG Bronwyn Douglass, USCG Captain Claudia C. Gelzer, USCG Commander Peter W. Gooding, USCG Captain Lonnie P. Harrison, USCG Commander Linda M. Hoerster, USCG Captain John W. Mauger, USCG Captain Kyle P. McAvoy, USCG Captain Christopher K. Palmer, USCG Captain Francisco S. Rego , USCG Rear Admiral Joseph A. Servidio, USCG Commander Daniel T. Somma, USCG Captain John C. Vann, USCG
For extraordinary bravery and excellence in executing duties as a U.S. Secret Service agent, including saving numerous lives while both on and off duty.