For implementing Operation Rocky Top to investigate the drug trafficking network of a cartel in the Arizona area, resulting in the reduction of smuggling sites and 477 indictments.
For supporting the Federal response to the devastating 2017 hurricane season, and the efforts to recover and restore critical infrastructure within the Atlantic Basin.
In recognition of sustained superior performance in multiple enforcement program areas for a single unit, resulting in increased apprehensions each year.
For developing effective tactics to detect, apprehend and deter transnational criminal organizations, serving as a foundational model for future operational strategy.
For demonstrated superior skills and devotion to duty in response to Hurricane Harvey by rescuing more than 1,738 persons trapped in rising floodwaters in the Houston area, the largest recent urban Search and Rescue operation.
For remarkable innovation and superior public service during Hurricane Harvey by saving more than 3,522 civilians under the most hazardous conditions.
For developing the Desktop tool that provides access to immigration information, while protecting DHS systems and the legal rights of individuals under investigation and adjudication of certain immigration benefits.
For ensuring the integrity of the electronic system relating to employee support and readiness, and for transforming training, guidance and assistance provided to 7,000 USCIS staff.
For conducting an International In-Flight Security Officer Trainers Symposium, to hel improve the general skills and marksmanship of the international air marshal community.