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Secretary's 2016 Award for Valor Awarded to U.S. Customs and Border Protection San Diego Marine Unit

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas presented the Secretary's Award for Valor to U.S. Customs and Border Protection San Diego Marine Unit officers Christopher Hunter, Craig Jenkins, and Arian Linscott.

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas presented the Secretary's Award for Valor to U.S. Customs and Border Protection San Diego Marine Unit officers Christopher Hunter, Craig Jenkins, and Arian Linscott, for selfless courage in rescuing 20 people from the water after a smuggling vessel capsized, 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 U.S. Customs and Border Protection San Diego Marine Unit officers Christopher Hunter, Craig Jenkins, and Arian Linscott.
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