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The Secretary’s Award for Valor 2022

The Secretary’s Award for Valor is the highest recognition for extraordinary acts of valor occurring either on or off duty. The employee will have demonstrated selfless response by performing courageously in a highly dangerous or life-threatening situation to protect another’s life or to save significant assets or infrastructure from harm. Both civilian and military employees of the Department are eligible for this award.

BM1 Wallace C Qual

U.S. Coast Guard

Newport, RI

DHS Deputy Secretary John Tien and Valor Award recipient, BM1 Wallace C. Qual
DHS Deputy Secretary John Tien with Valor Award recipient, BM1 Wallace C. Qual | View Original

Daniel Kevin Wesley Brown

Transportation Security Administration

Hanover, MD

Fishing Vessel IRONY Rescue Flight Crew

U.S. Coast Guard

Aguadilla, PR

Justin R. Neal

Sitka, AK

Jonathan P. Orthman

DHS Deputy Secretary John Tien and Valor Award recipient, Jonathan P. Orthman
DHS Deputy Secretary John Tien with Valor Award recipient, Jonathan P. Orthman | View Original

Grant B. Roberts
James G. Schwader

DHS Deputy Secretary John Tien and Valor Award recipient, James G. Schwader
DHS Deputy Secretary John Tien with Valor Award recipient, James G. Schwader | View Original

Jacob R Karpinski

U.S. Secret Service

Washington, DC

Left to right: U.S. Secret Service Director James Murray, Valor Award recipient Jacob R. Karpinski, and DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
Left to right: U.S. Secret Service Director James Murray, Valor Award recipient Jacob R. Karpinski, and DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. | View Original

Jose Negron

Caption: Miami, FL (April 13, 2022) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas participates in a Secretary’s Awards Ceremony in Miami, FL, honoring DHS employees from the area. This ceremony is one part of a series of award ceremonies honoring employees across the country. (DHS Photo by Benjamin Applebaum)
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas with Valor Award recipient, Jose Negron | View Original

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Pompano Beach, FL

Keith L Termine

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Portal, ND

Matthew Schierloh

U.S. Secret Service

Washington, DC

Robert S Holmes

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Bottineau, ND

Stephen "Daniel" Southerland

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Atlanta, GA

Wallace West

Transportation Security Administration

Fort Smith, AR

Last Updated: 05/12/2022
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