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The Secretary's Award for Unity of Effort 2015

The Secretary’s Unity of Effort Award recognizes outstanding efforts to significantly improve efficiency and effectiveness across the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This award acknowledges efforts within the Department and with our interagency partners to further the Secretary’s Unity of Effort initiative. 

This year's winners are listed below, along with a description of their contributions and achievements:

The Secretary's Unity of Effort Award 2015 - the 2015 Papal Visit

WASHINGTON, - Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas presented the Unity of Effort Award for the 2015 Papal Visit to Matthew Lynch, Max Poux, Michael Breslin, Michael D’Ambrosio, Richard Jolles, Brian Michael, Kevin Greba, William Hall, John Schaal, Scott Johnson, Mike Kimlick, Rose Tancredi, William Watrel, Joe Burchette, Coast Guard Lt Mark Magrino and Kevin Higgins, Augustine Moore, Carl McClafferty, Andy B. Gentry, Frank Westfall, John Guest, Cathy Long, Monty Graham on Nov. 3, 2015. This award is in recognition of the excellence in planning, administrative and logistical support, and flawless execution of operations during the visit of Pope Francis to the District of Columbia, New York and Philadelphia.Official DHS photo by Jetta Disco. (DHS Photo by Jetta Disco/Released)

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For ensuring the safe and uninterrupted travel of passengers into the United States and safeguarding the Department’s frontline workforce during the Ebola epidemic.

Ebola Worldwide Response

Aaron Firoved, Ph.D., OHA
 Captain David Lau, ICE
Mallory Lowe, FEMA
Jamie Johnson, FEMA
Elizabeth Harman, FEMA
Jeremy Guthrie, FEMA
Mike Turner, OIA
Pedro Bordatto, TSA

The Secretary's Unity of Effort Award 2015 - U.S. Southern Border and Approaches Campaign Efforts

WASHINGTON, - Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas presented the Unity of Effort Award for U.S. Southern Border and Approaches Campaign Efforts to Tara Hardiman, Donald Bathurst, John Havranek, John Gereski, Jr., Frank Leija, Ron Salazar, Thomas Smith, Drew Kuepper, Chris Abbott, Michael Huston, Carlene Warren, Kevin OâDay Coast Guard Vice Adm. William Dean Lee, Capts. Michael W. Glander, Peter J. Hatch, D. Scott Bauby, John J. Driscoll and James Spotts, Cmdr. Robert L. Harris, Mark Dolan, Allen Hickox, Carl E. Landrum, Janice Ayala, Merton Cox

Sue Lane, David Marwell, Robert Hammer and Michael Henry on Nov. 3, 2015. This award was presented for contributing to the establishment and execution of the DHS Southern Border and Approaches Campaign, the Departmentâs key border security effort to strengthen of the collective operational efforts across the Department. The establishment of these Joint Task Forces continues to have an extraordinary impact on the Departmentâs ability to secure and manage our borders. Official DHS photo by Jetta Disco. (DHS Photo by /Released)

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For contributing to the establishment and execution of the DHS Southern Border and Approaches Campaign, the Department’s key border security effort to strengthen of the collective operational efforts across the Department. The establishment of these Joint Task Forces continues to have an extraordinary impact on the Department’s ability to secure and manage our borders.

U.S. Southern Border and Approaches Campaign Efforts

Tara Hardiman, OIA
Donald Bathurst, MGMT
John Havranek, OGC
John Gereski, Jr., OGC
Frank Leija, PLCY
Ron Salazar, PLCY
 Thomas Smith, PLCY
Drew Kuepper, PLCY
Chris Abbott, PLCY
Michael Huston, PLCY
Carlene Warren, OPS
Kevin O’Day, OPS
Captain Michael W. Glander, USCG
Captain John J. Driscoll, USCG
Mark Dolan, CBP
Allen Hickox, CBP
Commander Robert L. Harris, CBP
Carl E. Landrum, CBP
Janice Ayala, ICE
Captain James Spotts, USCG
Vice Admiral William Dean Lee, USCG
Captain D. Scott Bauby, USCG
Merton Cox, CBP
Sue Lane, ICE
David Marwell, ICE
Robert Hammer, ICE
Michael Henry, ICE
Captain Peter J. Hatch, USCG

the United Nations General Assembly Team

WASHINGTON, - Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas presented the Unity of Effort Award for the United Nations General Assembly Team to Robert Sciarrone, Richard Jolles, Brian Michael, Kevin Greba, William Hall, John Schaal, Scott Johnson, Mike Kimlick, Rose Tancredi, Coast Guard Lt. Mark Magrino, Carl McClafferty, Andy B. Gentry, Frank Westfall and Monty Graham on Nov. 3, 2015. This award was presented in recognition of the excellence in planning, administrative and logistical support, and flawless execution of operations during the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York.Official DHS photo by Jetta Disco. (DHS Photo by Jetta Disco/Released)

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In recognition of the excellence in planning, administrative and logistical support, and flawless execution of operations during the 70th  United Nations General Assembly in New York.

United Nations General Assembly Team

Robert Sciarrone, USSS
Richard Jolles, ICE
Brian Michael, ICE
Kevin Greba, TSA
William Hall, TSA
John Schaal, TSA
Scott Johnson, TSA
Mike Kimlick, TSA
Rose Tancredi, TSA
Lieutenant Mark Magrino, USCG
Carl McClafferty, CBP
Andy B. Gentry, CBP
Frank Westfall, NPPD
Monty Graham, NPPD

The Secretary's Unity of Effort Award 2015 - the 2015 Papal Visit

WASHINGTON, - Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas presented the Unity of Effort Award for the 2015 Papal Visit to Matthew Lynch, Max Poux, Michael Breslin, Michael D’Ambrosio, Richard Jolles, Brian Michael, Kevin Greba, William Hall, John Schaal, Scott Johnson, Mike Kimlick, Rose Tancredi, William Watrel, Joe Burchette, Coast Guard Lt Mark Magrino and Kevin Higgins, Augustine Moore, Carl McClafferty, Andy B. Gentry, Frank Westfall, John Guest, Cathy Long, Monty Graham on Nov. 3, 2015. This award is in recognition of the excellence in planning, administrative and logistical support, and flawless execution of operations during the visit of Pope Francis to the District of Columbia, New York and Philadelphia.Official DHS photo by Jetta Disco. (DHS Photo by Jetta Disco/Released)

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In recognition of the excellence in planning, administrative and logistical support, and flawless execution of operations during the visit of Pope Francis to the District of Columbia, New York and Philadelphia.

2015 Papal Visit

Matthew Lynch, USSS
Max Poux, USSS
Michael Breslin, USSS
Michael D’Ambrosio, USSS
Richard Jolles, ICE
Brian Michael, ICE
Kevin Greba, TSA
William Hall, TSA
John Schaal, TSA
Scott Johnson, TSA
Mike Kimlick, TSA
Rose Tancredi, TSA
William Watrel, FEMA
Joe Burchette, FEMA
Lieutenant Mark Magrino, USCG
Lieutenant Kevin Higgins, USCG
Augustine Moore, CBP
Carl McClafferty, CBP
Andy B. Gentry, CBP
Frank Westfall, NPPD
John Guest, NPPD
Cathy Long, NPPD
Monty Graham, NPPD

The Secretary's Unity of Effort Award 2015 - Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers – Private-Public Partnership Academy Team

WASHINGTON, - Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas presented the Unity of Effort Award for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers – Private-Public Partnership Academy Team to Valerie Atkins, John Lander, Kevin M. McCarthy, Vicki O’Connor, Dana O’Quinn, Martin Roddini, Jennifer E. Tocco on Nov. 3, 2015. This award is for piloting the Private-Public Partnership Academy and working to improve shopping center security through training and securing public venues, and improving coordination, security and resilience.Official DHS photo by Jetta Disco. (DHS Photo by Jetta Disco/Released)

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For piloting the Private-Public Partnership Academy and working to improve shopping center security through training and securing public venues, and improving coordination, security and resilience.

Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers – Private-Public Partnership Academy Team

Valerie Atkins, FLETC
John Lander, FLETC
Kevin M. McCarthy, FLETC
Vicki O’Connor, FLETC
Dana O’Quinn, FLETC
Martin Roddini, FLETC
Jennifer E. Tocco, FLETC

Last Published Date: August 3, 2021

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