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The Secretary's Meritorious Service Silver Medal 2019

The 2019 Secretary’s Meritorious Service Medal recognizes exceptional individual leadership or service that is distinguished by achievements of marked significance over time to the Department of Homeland Security. This award will recognize a body of work characterized by superior performance related to significant accomplishments, business improvements or notable resourcefulness and diligence that significantly improved the effectiveness of the Department of Homeland Security in one or more program areas.

David R. Sisk

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Greer, South Carolina

For dedicated commitment and collaboration in helping to identify the victim of a cold murder case, allowing the case to be closed.

Los Angeles Counter-Proliferations Investigations Center

Los Angeles Counter-Proliferations Investigations Center

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Los Angeles, California

Matthew L. Peterson
Nick V. Haghnazarian
Jolinda L. Pasciucco
Daniel M. Lombardi
David Stone, Jr.
Ryan G. Babcock
Rachel Zarrabi
Tyne Truong
Matthew A. Baechtle
Joseph J. Zuer

For superior performance, collaboration and operational innovation in a counter-proliferation investigation, leading to the conviction of four individuals involved in transnational poly-criminal activities.
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Steven A. Roncone

Stephen A. Roncone

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Washington, D.C.

In recognition of highly effective stewardship of ICE financial resources, and a reduction of 28% in internal audit findings.
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Danny R. Hale

Danny R. Hale

United States Coast Guard
Elizabeth City, North Carolina

For working tirelessly to orchestrate all facets of preparation and execution of the USCG SSR Product Division, adding thousands of service hours and 20 years of operational service to the short-range recovery helicopter mission; and for support in response to Hurricane Florence through rescue flights that contributed to saving 75 lives.
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Matthew L. Volkening

Matthew L. Volkening

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
San Diego, California

In recognition of extraordinary work in creating a systematic collaborative approach toward identification, collection and processing of potential SIA threats worldwide, in support of CBP and the DHS mission.
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Domain Name System Cyber Emergency Directive Team

Domain Name System Cyber Emergency Directive Team

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Arlington, Virginia

Cameron W. Dixon
Brian J. Dewyngaert
Rexford Booth
Branko Bokan
Michael J. Duffy
Bradley R. Lundy
Justin T. Jasner
Zachary M. Thomas
Matthew L. Swaar
Gabe Slater

For strong leadership in the development and cross-government implementation of the DHS Emergency Directive for Cybersecurity to make the Federal IT Enterprise more resilient, protected and better prepared for these types of attacks.
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Terrence Hobbs

Terrence Hobbs

Federal Emergency Management Agency
Washington, D.C.

For outstanding leadership, collaboration and sustained superior public service to the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program, strengthening our first responders’ ability to respond to all hazards.
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Mark P. Winding

United States Coast Guard
Alameda, California

For developing unique tools that identify foreign-flagged vessels against at-sea oil and coal transfers, significantly improving intelligence analysis across the U.S. Intelligence Community and its international partners, to more effectively position assets for UNSCR enforcement action, and for targeting networks controlling the illicit activity.

Jack Z. Wisniewski

Management Directorate, Federal Protective Service
Washington, D.C.

For your bravery, caring, and selfless actions in saving the life of a fellow citizen.

TSA Pay Team

TSA Pay Team

Transportation Security Administration
Arlington, Virginia

Amy L. Weber
Michael R. Lewis
Monika Bajaj

For superior teamwork, innovation and commitment to ensuring continuity of TSA operations by establishing new payroll codes to pay bonuses, salaries and transit benefits to TSA’s frontline workforce at airports during the 35-day shutdown.
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2018 Midterm Election Security Team

2018 Midterm Election Security Team

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Arlington, Virginia

Matthew Masterson
Geoff Hale
Allison Snell
Juan Figueroa
Antonio daRosa
James Smith
Amy Rue
Rachel Heinemeier
Michael Hawkins
Scott Wetzel
Connor Gauvin
Kathy Kincaid
Selam Kidane
Kat Wisener
Jackeline Scarola
Nate Blumenthal
Jason Lamote
Sara Sendek
Scott McConnell
Robert Hanson
David Stern
Brian Scully

For preparing against cyberattacks on the Nation’s electoral system for the 2018 mid-term election by increasing security measures, maintaining integrity of the electoral system, allowing officials to focus on running the election.
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Program Management Office Directorate Wall Team

Program Management Office Directorate Wall Team

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Washington, D.C.

Irma V. Curtis
Paul R. Enriquez
Brent J. Gagnard
Ashley A. Hoffman
Kreszentia R. Hughes
Jaime L. Lyon
John H. McGee
Jason F. Powell
Steven K. Roach
Jennifer D. Roks
Heather M. Santiago
Mindy L. Shivers
Ruynard R. Singleton
Daniel Tirado

For partnering with DOD, DOI and DOJ to expedite border wall construction, while mitigating environmental and legal risks that could delay construction.
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Last Published Date: November 14, 2019

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