Position: Supervisory Special Agent / Legal Attaché
Agency: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Location: Athens, Greece
Achievement: Led investigation that resulted in the conviction of more than a dozen leaders of the “November 17” Group—Europe’s most notorious and elusive terrorist group.
Position: Dean, Leadership and Management School
Agency: U.S. Department of State, Foreign Service Institute
Location: Washington, D.C.
Achievement: Guided U.S. Embassy in Kenya through the 1998 bombing and was a leading voice in the U.S. government urging a response to the ethnic genocide in Rwanda.
Agency: U.S. Department of Energy, Tokyo Office
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Achievement: Led U.S. delegation to the Arctic Circle for negotiations with Russian officials to better secure Russia’s nuclear materials and weapons. This agreement led to the creation of a service and training center for nuclear material and weapons security in Murmansk, Russia.
Position: Associate Director for Marketing Practices
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection
Location: Washington, D.C.
Achievement: Developed and implemented the federal Do Not Call Registry, which has reduced the number of telemarketing calls for more than 60 million Americans.
Position: Federal Coordinating Officer
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Location: New York, New York
Achievement: Oversaw the federal government’s recovery efforts in New York after 9/11 and supervised other FEMA rebuilding work in the wake of multiple natural disasters.
Position: Director, Regional Programs
Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Pacific Division
Location: San Francisco, California
Achievement: Led U.S. efforts to help Iraqis rebuild their electrical infrastructure and acted as the Administrative head of multiple Iraqi ministries; also led Army Corps of Engineers’ recovery efforts at Ground Zero.
Position: Senior Special Agent
Agency: Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Achievement: Shut down a massive conspiracy in which rented babies and women couriers were used to smuggle cocaine in baby formula cans.
Agency: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Achievement: Created a new form of matter which could potentially unlock the key to superconductivity, a phenomenon with the potential to improve energy efficiency dramatically across a broad range of applications.
The Service to America Medals are presented annually by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service to celebrate excellence in our federal civil service.