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The Secretary's Exceptional Service Gold Medal 2017

The Secretary grants the Exceptional Service Gold Medal in recognition of exceptionally outstanding leadership or service that is distinguished by achievements of national or international significance, reflecting great credit on the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Government by markedly improving the security of our homeland.

Capt. Peter Hatch, U.S. Coast Guard, receives the Secretary's Exceptional Service Gold Medal at the Department of Homeland Security Secretary's Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 2017. Hatch was honored for creating and institutionalizing the DHS-wide nomination, selection, and dismantlement process for Homeland Criminal Organization Targets, the top transnational criminal networks impacting homeland security. Official DHS photo by Jetta Disco.

CAPT Peter Hatch

United States Coast Guard
Washington, D.C.

For creating and institutionalizing the DHS-wide nomination, selection, and dismantlement process for Homeland Criminal Organization Targets, the top transnational criminal networks impacting homeland security, resulting in the dismantling of several of these criminal organizations.

U.S. Secret Service's Operation Sunset Team receive the Secretary's Exceptional Service Gold Medal at the Department of Homeland Security Secretary's Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 2017. The team was honored for developing critical information about targets linked to a transnational organization responsible for the manufacturing of counterfeit U.S. currency in Lima, Peru. Official DHS photo by Jetta Disco.

Operation Sunset Team

United States Secret Service
New York, New York

Patrick McEvoy
Serac R. Dacosta
Moises Castillo Chacaltana
Ivis Vergara
Jose Riera
Trent Everett
Michael J. Stone
Michael Giovanniello
James M. Saunders
Benjamin E. Freeman
Jose Manuel Cruz Chamba
Ryan R. Gale
Frank J. Destefano
Scott B. Dimitrouleas
C. Christine Fahrenback
Peter J. Gannon
Gregory Naranjo
Brian G. Sindoni
John T. Beck
Abner Negron
Eric Gallagher (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

For outstanding collaboration and support in suppressing various transnational criminal organizations from manufacturing counterfeit U.S. currency, resulting in the arrest of 52 persons and seizure of $43.6 million in counterfeit U.S. currency, which has been credited as the largest counterfeit seizure case in the history of the United States Secret Service.

 

Last Published Date: November 14, 2017

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