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The Secretary’s Awards

The Secretary’s Awards honor the work, sacrifice, and professional excellence of employees from components all across the Department of Homeland Security.  These colleagues have performed above and beyond the call of duty, responding in extraordinary ways to the challenges of protecting the homeland.  These individuals have displayed a special dedication to the mission of homeland security, setting a sterling example for all DHS employees who share their commitment to the Department and to the American people.

  • 2022 Secretary’s Awards

    The 2022 Secretary’s Awards honor the work, sacrifice, and professional excellence of 876 employees from components all across the Department of Homeland Security.

  • 2020 Secretary’s Awards

    The 2020 Secretary’s Awards honor the work, sacrifice, and professional excellence of 112 employees from components all across the Department of Homeland Security.

  • 2019 Secretary’s Awards

    The 2019 Secretary’s Awards honor the work, sacrifice, and professional excellence of 723 employees from components all across the Department of Homeland Security.

  • 2018 Secretary’s Awards

    The 2018 Secretary’s Awards honor the work, sacrifice, and professional excellence of 673 employees from components all across the Department of Homeland Security.

  • 2017 Secretary’s Awards

    The 2017 Secretary’s Awards honor the work, sacrifice, and professional excellence of 494 employees from components all across the Department of Homeland Security.

  • 2016 Secretary’s Awards

    The 2016 Secretary’s Awards honor the work, sacrifice, and professional excellence of 342 employees from components all across the Department of Homeland Security.

  • 2015 Secretary’s Awards

    The 2015 Secretary’s Awards honor the work, sacrifice, and professional excellence of 337 employees from components all across the Department of Homeland Security.

  • 2014 Secretary’s Awards

    The 2014 Secretary’s Awards honor the work, sacrifice and professional excellence of 312 employees from components all across the Department of Homeland Security.

  • 2016 Secretary's Award for Valor

    On May 13, 2016, Secretary Johnson presented the 2016 Secretary's Award for Valor to 13 outstanding individuals who have displayed exceptional valor while serving the Department, or while off-duty acting only as a concerned citizen willing to help those in need.

  • 2015 Secretary's Award for Valor

    On May 14, 2015, Secretary Johnson presented the Secretary’s Award for Valor to 12 individuals who have displayed exceptional courage and valor either while serving the Department, or while off-duty acting only as a concerned citizen willing to help a fellow American in need.

  • 2014 Secretary's Award for Valor

    On May 14, 2014, Secretary Johnson presented the Secretary’s Award for Valor to ten employees who have displayed exceptional courage and valor either while serving the Department, or while off-duty acting only as a concerned citizen willing to help a fellow American in need.

Last Updated: 04/11/2022
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