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Secretary's 2016 Award for Valor Awarded to Richard A. Steidell

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas presented the Secretary's Award for Valor to Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard A. Steidell

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas presented the Secretary's Award for Valor to Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard A. Steidell, U.S. Coast Guard, for remarkable judgement in apprehending an armed suicidal individual without loss of life or damage to USCG assets and others, during the Secretary's Award Ceremony held Oct. 26, 2016. The Secretary's Award for Valor is the highest departmental recognition for extraordinary acts of valor by an employee, occurring while on or off duty. The award is only to be given in extraordinary circumstances to those who have demonstrated extraordinary courage in a highly dangerous, life-threatening situation or emergency under extreme stress and involving a specific act of valor, such as saving another person's life or property. Both civilian and military employees of the Department are eligible for this award. Official DHS photo by Barry Bahler.

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October 31, 2016
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Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas presented the Secretary's Award for Valor to Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard A. Steidell
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