The 2020 Secretary’s Award for Volunteer Service recognizes significant contributions by DHS employees who serve as volunteers with non-profit or community service programs that provide sustained and meaningful results for individuals, or the greater public good.
Raymon J. Loa
United States Customs and Border Protection
For amazing selfless and exceptional volunteerism with his church and various other community programs including as an assistant scout master for Boy Scout Troop 65; a religions education teacher; an officer for his Knights of Columbus chapter; volunteer for the All-Star show for special needs children; an archery coach for 4-H shooting sports; and coaches his children’s t-ball, baseball and basketball teams.
James Kelso Cullen II
United States Coast Guard
For his sustained service on the Portsmouth Virginia Criminal Justice Board, mayor’s military affairs committee, and sheriff’s office, and since the start of the pandemic has spent weekends securing food banks and farmers markets to ensure that best health practices are followed to reduce risk of disease transmission.