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The Secretary's Meritorious Service Silver Medal 2022

The Secretary’s Meritorious Service Silver Medal Award is the second highest award presented by the Secretary and recognizes outstanding leadership, superior public service, or unusually significant contributions to strengthening homeland security. New to this category are GS-11 and WG-8 employees serving in administrative, technical, clerical, and general support positions. It may recognize a body of work regarding remarkable innovation or notable resourcefulness and diligence that improved the effectiveness of one or more DHS missions.

Alexander Joves

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Chicago, IL

Anita Minaei

Transportation Security Administration

Burbank, CA

Caption: San Diego, CA (April 29, 2022) Homeland Security Deputy Secretary John Tien participates in a 2022 Secretary’s Awards Ceremony in San Diego, California. Prior to the ceremony, Deputy Secretary Tien received an operational tour of the area by the Coast Guard. (Photo by USCG Petty Officer Alex Gray)
DHS Deputy Secretary John Tien with Secretary's Silver Medal recipient, Anita Minaei | View Original

Brian Hyer

Office of Partnership and Engagement

Washington, DC

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Task Force

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Arlington, VA

Patrick A. Turner

Bothell, WA

Daniel Lofaro

Caguas, PR

Arleen Hurst-Castro

Caption: Miami, FL (April 13, 2022) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas participates in a Secretary’s Awards Ceremony in Miami, FL, honoring DHS employees from the area. This ceremony is one part of a series of award ceremonies honoring employees across the country. (DHS Photo by Benjamin Applebaum)
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas with Secretary's Silver Medal recipient, Arleen Hurst-Castro | View Original

Denton, TX

Robert G. Gunter
Jackie Keating
Monty J. LeMaire
Kristina McAllister
Blair B. McDonald
Rhea McNatt

Caption: Miami, FL (April 13, 2022) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas participates in a Secretary’s Awards Ceremony in Miami, FL, honoring DHS employees from the area. This ceremony is one part of a series of award ceremonies honoring employees across the country. (DHS Photo by Benjamin Applebaum)
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas with Secretary's Silver Medal recipient, Rhea McNatt | View Original

Suzi Optiz
Amanda Poland
Suzanne Smith
Tammi Wisko

Emmitsburg, MD

Bryan McCreary

Hyattsville, MD

Jessica Alberts
Gloria Harding
Avril John

Caption: Miami, FL (April 13, 2022) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas participates in a Secretary’s Awards Ceremony in Miami, FL, honoring DHS employees from the area. This ceremony is one part of a series of award ceremonies honoring employees across the country. (DHS Photo by Benjamin Applebaum)
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas with Secretary's Silver Medal recipient, Avril John | View Original

Maria Lopez

Caption: Miami, FL (April 13, 2022) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas participates in a Secretary’s Awards Ceremony in Miami, FL, honoring DHS employees from the area. This ceremony is one part of a series of award ceremonies honoring employees across the country. (DHS Photo by Benjamin Applebaum)
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas with Secretary's Silver Medal recipient, Maria Lopez | View Original

Willington Rios

New York City, NY

Julie Blanciak

Oakland, CA

Magda de la Matta

Washington, DC

Dr. Robert N. Anderson
Tracy R. Aupperlee
Nancy M. Casper
Patricia L. Crager
Michael R. Ferris
Lauren Givens
Munira Mack
Janice Miller
Regis Phelan
Matthew Redding
Barbara S. Sadhana
Lynne Sexton
Gary R. Stanley
Melissa Stone

Winchester, VA

Kate E. Copp
AnnaMarie Culbreth
Kelly Dellinger
Benjamin Dillard
Vienna Ferris
Clay Hale
Carla Hammond
Kimberly Hannah
Melissa Northern
Brian Thompson

DHS HQ OCIO Cyber Teams

Management Directorate - Office of the Chief Information Officer

Washington, DC

Hemant Baidwan
Kai Banks
John Barry
Joshua Camire
Amanda Day
Ahmad Gharib
Kelly Hanlon
David Iannone
David Kramer
Brian Ogle
Matthew Ryan
Antonino Scimemi
Arron Sparks
Asmerom Yakob

Dr. Ann Schneider

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Washington, DC

Dung B On

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Washington, DC

Erin Buechel Wieczorek

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Arlington, VA

Implementing MSPB Rights for TSA's TSOs

Transportation Security Administration

Springfield, VA

Steven Lewengrub
Michael Gaches

Jesus Montes

Intelligence and Analysis

Washington, DC

Marla M Jones

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Hanoi, Vietnam

Mathew Kister

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Lincoln, NE

Michael Cuccio

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Washington, DC

Michael T Tanton

Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers

Glynco, GA

Nicholas Ryan Daigle

U.S. Secret Service

San Francisco, CA

Caption: San Diego, CA (April 29, 2022) Homeland Security Deputy Secretary John Tien participates in a 2022 Secretary’s Awards Ceremony in San Diego, California. Prior to the ceremony, Deputy Secretary Tien received an operational tour of the area by the Coast Guard. (Photo by USCG Petty Officer Alex Gray)
DHS Deputy Secretary John Tien with Secretary's Silver Medal recipient, Nicholas R. Daigle | View Original

Robert M Greene

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Yuma, AZ

Caption: San Diego, CA (April 29, 2022) Homeland Security Deputy Secretary John Tien participates in a 2022 Secretary’s Awards Ceremony in San Diego, California. Prior to the ceremony, Deputy Secretary Tien received an operational tour of the area by the Coast Guard. (Photo by USCG Petty Officer Alex Gray)
DHS Deputy Secretary John Tien with Secretary's Silver Medal recipient, Robert M. Greene | View Original

Steven W Maynard

U.S. Coast Guard

Washington, DC

Tammy K Kao

U.S. Coast Guard

Honolulu, HI

Therese M Randazzo

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Washington, DC

USSS San Antonio Field Office MWI

U.S. Secret Service

San Antonio, TX

Laura L. Bravo
Edward J. Early
Austin R. McCalla

Last Updated: 05/03/2022
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