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The Secretary’s Unit Award 2017

The 2017 Secretary's Unit Award recognizes any unit within the Department with outstanding team achievements in operational areas such as law enforcement, aviation, cybersecurity, border patrol, and hiring, acquisition and information technology. The work will have resulted in measurable improvements in employee morale and engagement within and among members of the unit, superior performance, significant operational improvements, or notable innovation in support of DHS missions.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Blue Campaign Support Team receive the the Secretary's Unit Award at the Department of Homeland Security Secretary's Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 2017. The team was honored for establishing an efficient method to store and distribute outreach and awareness materials that educate law enforcement officials and the public about how to recognize and stop human trafficking. Official DHS photo by Jetta Disco.

USCIS Blue Campaign Support Team

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Washington, D.C.

Lisa F. Manahan
Karyn Dubie
Saul Santamaria
Norma A. Brown
Bernard A. Marshall

In recognition of outstanding management and development of educational materials in support of the Blue Campaign outreach and awareness efforts.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement national Criminal Analysis and targeting Center Team, Sex Offender registry Unit receive the the Secretary's Unit Award at the Department of Homeland Security Secretary's Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 2017. The unit was honored for its contribution to the public safety thought the Sex Offender Registry Initiative, which resulted in the arrest of 170 criminal aliens convicted of sex crimes. Official DHS photo by Jetta Disco.

ICE National Criminal Analysis and Targeting Center Team

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

Robert E. Blevins
Glenn D. Bombardier
Joshua J. Langelier
Alexander C. Lontine
Tricia L. Lepine
Kevin T. O’Donnell
Audra K. Wolcott

In recognition of outstanding contribution to the Nation’s public safety through the Sex Offender Registry initiative.

Management Directorate, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Workforce Development Division receive the the Secretary's Unit Award at the Department of Homeland Security Secretary's Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 2017. The division was honored for designing DHS Headquarters Centralized Training Program resulting in the delivery of more cost-effective financial management training. Official DHS photo by Jetta Disco.

MGMT-OCFO Workforce Development Division Team

Management Directorate
Washington, D.C.
 
Beryle Randall
Lisa Boothe
Wanda Butler
Faith Proctor
Tiara Thomas
Wanda Jones
Rose Lemp
Jason Padilla
Celeste Smith
SueEllen Dent
Philip Fuller

In recognition of outstanding work in designing the HQ Centralized Training Program resulting in delivery of more cost-effective financial management training.

Federal Emergency Management Agency's Recovery Reporting and Analytics Division Field Deployment Team receive the the Secretary's Unit Award at the Department of Homeland Security Secretary's Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 2017. The team was honored for providing exceptional outcome-focused analytics to support individual assistance decision making the the field during the response for Hurricane Matthew and 2016 flooding in Louisiana. Official DHS photo by Jetta Disco.

FEMA Recovery Reporting and Analytics Division Field Deployment Team

Federal Emergency Management Agency
Washington, D.C.

Jessica Guthrie
Vienna Ferris
Neil Thorne Clay
Hale Nicholas James
Esten Rudolph IV
Nathaniel Gallen
Jason Whisner
Justin Warren
Donald Broadwater
Carla Wittig
Irene Hung
Kevin Souza
Lauren Seelbach
Bruce Montemayor

For providing exceptional outcome-focused analytical products in support of FEMA-State disaster coordination recovery efforts.

Glen Kessler, U.S. Secret Service, on behalf of the Savannah Resident Office Team receives the the Secretary's Unit Award at the Department of Homeland Security Secretary's Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 2017. The team was honored for their Black Gold Resources Investigation, which is one of the largest financial fraud cases in the Agency's history. Official DHS photo by Jetta Disco.

USSS Savannah Resident Office Team

United States Secret Service
Washington, D.C.

Glen M. Kessler
Matthew A. Britsch
Jason F. Lynch
Elizabeth B. Woodward

In recognition of outstanding success in financial fraud investigation, asset forfeiture, and prosecutorial accomplishments.

Transportation Security Administration Systems Integration Facility Test Program Team receive the the Secretary's Unit Award at the Department of Homeland Security Secretary's Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 2017. The Team was honored for outstanding team effort to enhance national security through system automation testing piloting of emerging aviation technologies. Official DHS photo by Jetta Disco.

TSA TSIF Test Program Team

Transportation Security Administration
Washington, D.C.

Daniel M. Caggiano
Aaron D. Steininger
Dugger Camp
Behn S. Marshall

In recognition of outstanding team effort to enhance national security through system automation testing and piloting of emerging aviation technologies.

Lt. Cmdr Jennifer Runion, on behalf of the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Active, accepts the Secretary's Unit Award at the Department of Homeland Security Secretary's Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 2017. The Active crew is honored for their outstanding interagency collaboration in support of team achievements on the front line against Transnational Organized Crime. Official DHS photo by Jetta Disco.

USCG Cutter ACTIVE - WMEC 618

United States Coast Guard
Washington, D.C.

CDR Benjamin Berg, Commanding Officer
LCDR Jennifer Runion, Executive Officer

LT Michael Mastrianni
LT Philip Rodino
LTJG Alexis Chaviarra Aguilar
LTJG Salvatore Giampapa
LTJG Christina Batchelder
ENS Alexis Wilde
ENS Aileen Fagan
ENS Jake Carlton
ENS Samuel Roets
CWO3 Nathaniel Wilbur
MKC Brian Light
MKC Jon Loftis
FSC Timothy McPherson
BMC Jeffrey Steiger
EMC Randall Studebaker
BMC Christopher Blanken
DC1 Victor Arcelay
ET1 Joshua Simpson
YN1 Kyle Chavez
BM1 John Koch
MK1 John Cantu
HS1 Radoslaw Florczak
SK1 Jerome Manuel
MK1 David Kenton
CS1 Wayne House
DC2 Jesus Guevara
MK2 Clayton Germyn
GM2 Jonathan Kinker
ET2 James Encinas
MK2 Drew McClain
BM2 Andrew Walz
FS2 Caleb Janda
ME2 Scott Rogers
IT2 Brendan Kellehe
OS2 Adam Knapper
OS2 Kenneth Aud
ET2 Cameron Morris
ME2 Joshua Seiltz
BM3 Matthew Fieweger
MK2 Jasen Newman
BM2 Joseph Stoltz
OS3 Samuel Vicario
SK3 Benjamin McIntyre
FS3 Kevin Pike
BM3 Evan Tarbell
DC3 Timothy Hunter
EM3 Benjamin Trahan
MK3 Jeffrey Spies
BM3 Brian Tracy
EM3 Shawn Joyce
EM3 Christopher Lloyd
CS3 Zachary Davis
MK3 Gavin Corbin
FN Zachary Taylor
SN Eric Dyar
FN Lance Deleon
FN Frederick Cook
SN Brandon Gannon
FN Keefe Weaver
FN Zachary Maldonado
SN Antonio Lightner
FN Robert Boler
SN Cody Campbell
SN Arik Pulsifer
SA Joseph Calise
FA Eliah Claw
SA Benjamin Stotler
SA Liam Atadero
SA Drew Freiheit
SA Travis Epperson
SA Ryan Wolterbeek
SA Benjamin Brumm
SA Sean Ryan
SA Samuel Berns
SA Tanner Williams
SA Bryan Mendoza
SA Eric Jackson
SA Brendan Bucey

In recognition of outstanding interagency collaboration in support of team achievements on the front line against Transnational Organized Crime.

Last Published Date: November 14, 2017

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