Heroism Award Recipients

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DS Special Agent Recipients of Heroism Awards

Wikipedia Entry - Department of State Award for Heroism

2010 - present

  • Paul Davies, Supervisory Special Agent, Afghanistan 2013, for Heroism under fire during the complex terrorist attack on the United States Consulate in Herat.
  • John Conners, Special Agent, Afghanistan 2013, for Heroism under fire during the complex terrorist attack on the United States Consulate in Herat.
  • Anthony Ragan, Special Agent, Afghanistan 2013, for Heroism under fire during the complex terrorist attack on the United States Consulate in Herat.
  • John Conners, Special Agent, Afghanistan 2013, for Heroism under fire during the complex terrorist attack on the United States Consulate in Herat.
  • Shawn Stewart, Special Agent, Afghanistan 2013, for Heroism under fire during the complex terrorist attack on the United States Consulate in Herat.
  • Chris Peterson, Security Protective Specialist*, for Heroism under fire during the complex terrorist attack on the United States Consulate in Herat.
  • Rob Summerfield, Security Protective Specialist*, for Heroism under fire during the complex terrorist attack on the United States Consulate in Herat.
  • Philip Rand Jr., Special Agent, Pakistan 2013, for the rescue of DS agents in the aftermath of a terrorist attack [1]
  • Clifton Jeffery, Special Agent, Pakistan 2013, for the rescue of DS agents in the aftermath of a terrorist attack[2]
  • Christopher Bilodeau, Special Agent, Pakistan 2013, for the rescue of DS agents in the aftermath of a terrorist attack
  • Matthew Perry, Special Agent, Pakistan 2013, for the rescue of DS agents in the aftermath of a terrorist attack[3][4]
  • Kevin P. Warrener, Supervisory Special Agent, Tunis 2012, for decisive leadership, unwavering commitment, concern for his colleagues, and bravery during the September 14, 2012 attack on U.S Embassy Tunis and the subsequent repair and rebuilding.
  • Ryan McSeveney, Special Agent, Tunis 2012, for decisive leadership, unwavering commitment, concern for his colleagues, and bravery during the September 14, 2012 attack on U.S Embassy Tunis and the subsequent repair and rebuilding.
  • See Notes Below, Special Agent, Libya 2012, for heroism under fire during the attack on the diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012. [5][6]
  • See Notes Below, Special Agent, Libya 2012, for heroism under fire during the attack on the diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012. [7][8]
  • See Notes Below, Special Agent, Libya 2012, for heroism under fire during the attack on the diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012. [9][10]
  • See Notes Below, Special Agent, Libya 2012, for heroism under fire during the attack on the diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012. [11][12]
  • See Notes Below, Special Agent, Libya 2012, for heroism under fire during the attack on the diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012.[13][14]
  • Brian C. Palmatier, Special Agent, Diplomatic Security Service, July 2012,For rendering immediate first aid to a critically injured U.S. Marine. Attending surgeons credited SA Palmatier actions the key factor in the Marine’s survival.[15]
  • Steve Miller, Special Agent, Diplomatic Security Service, Peshawar, Pakistan, July 2011, for courageous performance that saved lives during an April 2010 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate General in Peshawar, Pakistan. [16]
  • Justin Geinert, Special Agent, Diplomatic Security Service, Peshawar, Pakistan, July 2011, for courageous performance that saved lives during an April 2010 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate General in Peshawar, Pakistan. [17]
  • Errick Goodman, Special Agent, Diplomatic Security Service, Peshawar, Pakistan, July 2011, for courageous performance that saved lives during an April 2010 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate General in Peshawar, Pakistan. [18]
  • Philip Rand, Special Agent, Diplomatic Security Service, Peshawar, Pakistan, July 2011, for courageous performance that saved lives during an April 2010 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate General in Peshawar, Pakistan. [19]
  • Jeffrey Williams, Special Agent, Diplomatic Security Service, Peshawar, Pakistan, July 2011, for courageous performance that saved lives during an April 2010 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate General in Peshawar, Pakistan. [20]
  • RSO Kabul Group Award, 27 Special Agents, Diplomatic Security Service, Afghanistan, 2011, for heroism under heavy enemy fire while coming to the aid of embassy staff and visitors during a 20 hour terrorist assault on the U.S. Embassy compound and two other locations in Kabul on Sept. 13, 2011. [21]
  • Thomas Eckert, Special Agent, Diplomatic Security Service, Burma, 2009, for the rescue of an American family during a flood[22]

2000 - 2009

  • Thomas Eckert, Special Agent, Diplomatic Security Service, Burma, 2009, for the rescue of an American family during a flood[23]
  • RSO Baghdad Group Award, 38 Special Agents, Diplomatic Security Service, Iraq, 2008, for heroism under fire during a deadly rocket barrage on U.S. Embassy Baghdad from March 23-31, 2008 [24]
  • Bryan T. Bachman, Special Agent, Diplomatic Security Service, Iraq, May 2008, for courageous efforts to protect the Basrah Regional Embassy Office from attack [25]
  • Daniel J. Wilhelm, Special Agent, Diplomatic Security Service, Iraq, May 2008, for courageous efforts to protect the Basrah Regional Embassy Office from attack[25]
  • John P. Galvin, Special Agent, Diplomatic Security Service, Iraq, May 2008, for courageous efforts to protect the Basrah Regional Embassy Office from attack[25]
  • Joshua S. Godbois, Special Agent, Diplomatic Security Service, Iraq, May 2008, for courageous efforts to protect the Basrah Regional Embassy Office from attack[25]
  • William C. Reiser, Special Agent, Diplomatic Security Service, Iraq, May 2008, for courageous efforts to protect the Basrah Regional Embassy Office from attack[25]
  • Bryan T. Bachman, Special Agent, Diplomatic Security Service, Iraq, Feb 2008, for protecting the Basrah Regional Embassy Office and its personnel during a period of near daily attack from May through August 2007[25]
  • Daniel J. Wilhelm, Special Agent, Diplomatic Security Service, Iraq, Feb 2008, for protecting the Basrah Regional Embassy Office and its personnel during a period of near daily attack from May through August 2007[25]
  • Michael Poehlitz, Special Agent, Diplomatic Security Service, Nicaragua, 2007, for saving an American citizen from a violent and angry mob
  • Christopher Belmonti, Special Agent, Diplomatic Security Service, Haiti, 2004, for risking his life to save American citizens during an evacuation[26]
  • Raymond Kyliavas, Special Agent, Diplomatic Security Service, Haiti, 2004, for risking his life to save American citizens during an evacuation[26]
  • Alston Richardson, Special Agent, Diplomatic Security Service, Haiti, 2004, for risking his life to save American citizens during an evacuation[26]

1980 - 1999

  • Tony Diebler, Special Agent, Diplomatic Security Service, Liberia, 1996, for risking his life while under sniper enemy fire to rescue journalists from ABC, Reuters and several foreign news services and lead them to safety.[27][28]
  • Steve Fakan, Special Agent, Diplomatic Security Service, Liberia, 1996, for risking his life while under sniper enemy fire to rescue journalists from ABC, Reuters and several foreign news services and lead them to safety.[29][30]
  • Tony Diebler, Special Agent, Diplomatic Security Service, Bosnia, 1995, for risking his life while under sniper fire to save a Bosnian woman who had been shot by the sniper.[31]
  • Dale "Chip" McElhattan,Special Agent, Diplomatic Security Service, Singapore, 1995, for saving lives during a series of fires occurring all occurring on single day at the US Embassy Singapore.
  • Peter Hargraves,Special Agent, Diplomatic Security Service, Bosnia, 1995,for exceptional bravery and heroic devotion to your colleagues, in support of efforts to bring peace to the peoples of Bosnia.[32]
  • Chris Reilly,Special Agent, Diplomatic Security Service, Burundi, 1995, for valor during an attack on an official motorcade in Cibitoke province, Burundi, on June 14, 1995. While the Ambassador's vehicle came under heavy automatic weapons fire, your rapid and effective response contributed directly to saving the lives of the Ambassador and the Burundi Foreign Minister. Details.[33]
  • Larry Salmon,Special Agent, Diplomatic Security Service, Burnundi, 1995, for valor during an attack on an official motorcade in Cibitoke province, Burundi, on June 14 1995. While the Ambassador's vehicle came under heavy automatic weapons fire, your rapid and effective response contributed directly to saving the lives of the Ambassador and the Burundi Foreign Minister. Details.[34]

1960 - 1979

  • Golacinski, Alan B.,Special Agent, Iran, 1979, For heroism during the takeover of the US Embassy and the subsequent captivity of Embassy employees for more than a year.[35]
  • Johnson, Bernard A.,Supervisory Special Agent, New York, USA, 1976, for extraordinary professionalism, competence and great personal courage in acting to prevent the assassination of a visiting foreign Head of Government.[36][37][38]
  • Mitchel, George R.,Supervisory Special Agent, New York, USA, 1976, for extraordinary professionalism, competence and great personal courage in acting to prevent the assassination of a visiting foreign Head of Government.[39][40][41]
  • Crampsey, Leo E., Special Agent, Diplomatic Security Service, Vietnam, For Bravery and Inspiring Leadership while Resisting Enemy Attack on the U.S. Embassy, Saigon, 1968, during the Tet Offensive.[42]

Notes

  • The Award for Heroism award was originally called the Award for Valor. This page refers to valor awards as heroism awards.
  • From Admin: The names of the Benghazi heroism award recipients were redacted at the request of Diplomatic Security's Office of Public Affairs. While recognizing that names can be fairly easily discerned using the internet, please do not add them back in unless they are released publicly by the Department of State in association with their award. Dissenting views can discuss this on the talk page.
  • Although not Special Agents, Security Protective Specialists (SPS) are included on this page. SPS personnel perform many of the same functions as a DS special agent. The position was temporarily created due to a shortfall in the number of DS special agents need to support high threat posts.

Federal Law Enforcement Officer Association's National Award for Heroism

  • Dale "Chip" McElhattan, Jon Davidson, Kirby Rosenbluth, Cornell Chasten, Richard Crosby, Corey Ford, Steve Miller, Tim Gruchacz, Sean Odenthal, Daniel Wutrich, Steven Rice and Christian Mazerolle, Special Agents, Diplomatic Security Service, Palestinian Territories, 2002, for courageous performance in the evacuation of American citizens and other foreign nationals trapped in Palestinian territories in March and April 2002.[43][44]

Federal Law Enforcement Officer Association's National Award for Bravery

  • Nick Pietrowicz and Mark Typinski, Special Agents, Diplomatic Security Service, Haiti, 2004, for sustained superior performance, for numerous acts of courage and dedication to duty, and for protection and safety of embassy employees while serving as ARSOs at the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince during a domestic political crisis involving intense violence and instability. Agent Pietrowicz was cited for evacuating U.S. Embassy personnel and aid workers, and their families, and for other courageous acts; while Agent Typinski was honored for placing himself at risk to rescue dozens of trapped Americans, for evacuating the U.S. Consulate, and for numerous other acts of leadership and courage during the crisis.[45]

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