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The Secretary's Exceptional Service Gold Medal 2022

The Secretary’s Exceptional Service Gold Medal Award is the highest award for service granted by the Secretary. The award honors exceptional leadership or service distinguished by achievements of unique national or international significance, reflecting great credit on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) by markedly improving the security of our homeland. The Secretary may present the award to an individual or a group.

Ana B Hinojosa

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Washington, DC

Arnold D Jackson

Management Directorate - Federal Protective Service

Lakewood, CO

CISA 2020 Presidential Election Security Initiative Team

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Arlington, VA

Geoff Hale
Alexis Wales
Christopher Wright

Global Investigative Operations Center and Cyber Intelligence Section

U.S. Secret Service

Washington, DC

Jeffrey Barkley

Left to right: U.S. Secret Service Director James Murray, Secretary's Gold Medal recipient Jeffrey Barkley, and DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
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Peter Brown

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David Byroade

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Matthew Callahan

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Mark Coleman
Stephen Dougherty

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Brittany Everett
Robert Glore

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Teresa Healy
Jennifer Henderson
Kenneth Henderson
Tanner Hubbard

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Christopher McMahon

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Jarred Medenwald

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Adolfo Morales-Perez

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Jamar Newsome
Richard Pena-Ariet
Alan Ottarson

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Joel Parsons

Left to right: U.S. Secret Service Director James Murray, Secretary's Gold Medal recipient Joel Parsons, and DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
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Michael Peck
Christine Pellerin
Ronald Riley

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Thomas Rizza

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Ryan Saraceni

Left to right: U.S. Secret Service Director James Murray, Secretary's Gold Medal recipient Ryan Saraceni, and DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
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Kali Schildecker

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James Shively
John Szydlik

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Michelle Torres
Ashley Truesdale
Diane Waugh

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FLETC COVID-19 Leadership Team

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

Artesia, NM

Terry L. Todd

Charleston, SC

L. Wayne Anderson

Cheltenham, MD

Friend L. Walker

Glynco, GA

Michael D. Bunker
Richard M. Deasy
William Fallon
Manfred F. Harpole
Bryan R. Lemons
Donald R. Lewis
Kaizad J. Munshi
Ariana M. Roddini
Henry Rolon
Jennifer E. Tocco
Michael L. Vesta

Washington, DC

Mark Sutter

Jeremy Greenberg

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Washington, DC

ICE New Orleans - Berger Removal Team

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Gadsden, AL

Sean P. Crow
Kendall P. Hirsh
Bryan S. Pitman

Memphis, TN

Brandon J. Josephsen
William A. Lund

Operation Vaccinate Our Workforce

Office of the Secretary

Washington, DC

Ronald Schuster

Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction

Pritesh Gandhi
Shannon Goodwin
David McClimans
Danielle Sharifi
Nicholas Smith
Herbert Wolfe

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Jordan Nelms

Management Directorate - Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer

Kofi Asante
Melanie Harris
Victoria Hill
Peter Hughes
Sangeeta Kaushik
Dominion Knight
Marian Manlove
Neil Singh

Management Directorate - Office of the Chief Information Officer

Rosa Fisher
Philip Letowt
Mary Pickering

Office of General Counsel

Mikelle DeVillier

Science and Technology Directorate

Betsy Brannan A. Villee

Transportation Security Administration

Christine Lewandowski
Jennifer Hill-Wilson

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Elizabeth Barnes
Jenny Richter
Diane Sofastaii

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Shana M. Dixon

Sonya T Proctor

Transportation Security Administration

Springfield, VA

USCGC Myrtle Hazard Boarding Team

U.S. Coast Guard

Guam, VA

Ernest L. Bidwell
Victor L. Broskey
Morgan G. Dicicco
John T. Elsbree
George G. Glock
Jacob R. Schlereth
Kevin R. Shephard

USCIS-HHS Unaccompanied Child Virtual Case Management Team

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Arlington, VA

Manpreet S. Dhanjal
Preston G. Mika

Camp Springs, MD

Anna M. Corio
Sarah A. Duff
Kevin C. Fairdosi
Lemeka J. Magee
Vincent P. Nguyen
Noel L. Young

Washington, DC

Joseph E. Roeschke

Last Updated: 05/13/2022
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