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Release No: 1132-06
November 07, 2006

DoD Executives Earn Presidential Rank Awards

            On Oct. 18, 2006, the White House Officials announced the 2006 Presidential Rank Award recipients. Included in the announcement were the names of 76 Department of Defense (DoD) Senior Executives. 
            Gordon England, deputy secretary of defense offered his heartfelt "congratulations" to the DoD award recipients.  England praised the award winners for their "outstanding results, successes, and enduring commitment to public service." 
            "These senior leaders are an example of the extraordinary talent of military and DoD civilian personnel who help the Department of Defense every day secure peace and freedom for both our citizens and those of other nations.  The caliber of these award winners has helped make the difference between organizational success and failure," England said. 
            Each year, the President recognizes and celebrates a small group of career senior executives with the President's Rank Award for exceptional long-term accomplishments. Recipients of this prestigious award are strong leaders, professionals, and scientists who achieve results and consistently demonstrate strength, integrity, and a relentless commitment to excellence in public service.
            There are two categories of rank awards: distinguished and meritorious. 
 
-The distinguished award is given for sustained extraordinary accomplishments and the recipients receive a lump-sum payment of 35 percent of their base pay. 
 
-The meritorious is awarded for sustained accomplishment and recipients receive 20 percent of base pay. 
 
  All recipients receive a framed certificate signed by the President.
 
The DoD 2006 Distinguished Rank Award recipients are: 
 
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
  • Charles A. Allen
  • Robert J. Brandewie
  • Thomas F. Gimble
  • Larry M. Glasco
  • James L. Johnson
  • John R. Landon
  • Douglas P. Larsen
  • Gail H. McGinn
  • Peter J. Potochney
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
  • Roger M. Blanchard
  • Timothy L. Dues
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
  • Craig E. College
  • Donald C. Tison
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
  • Barry L. Dillon
  • Charles A. Giacchi
  • Arthur H. Hildebrandt
  • Thomas Laux
The DoD 2006 Distinguished Senior Professional Rank Award recipients are:
 
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
  • William L. Baker
The DoD 2006 Meritorious Presidential Rank recipients are: 
 
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
  • William J. Carr
  • Eric J. Coulter
  • Shari R. Durand
  • Keith L. Englander
  • Alan F. Estevez
  • Marilee Fitzgerald
  • Paul J. Granetto
  • Rebecca S. Harris
  • Jerry S. Hinton
  • Paul J. Jackson
  • Ronald C. Jost
  • Teresa A. McKay
  • Anthony J. Melita
  • Jeffrey R. Neal
  • Robert A. Nemetz
  • Ralph E. Newton
  • Linda Bithell Oliver
  • Barry Pavel
  • Alfred J. Rivera
  • Michael E. Steen
  • Peter F. Verga
  • Theresa M. Whelan
DEPARTMENTOF THE AIR FORCE
  • Michael A. Aimone
  • Steven F. Butler
  • Kenneth S. Callicutt
  • Harry C. Disbrow
  • Frances A. Duntz
  • Richard K. Hartley
  • Jacqueline R. Henningsen
  • Daniel A. McMillin
  • Thomas J. Robillard
  • David Tillotson III
  • Charlie E. Williams
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
  • Paul Bogosian
  • Stephen E. Browning
  • Timothy Kevin Carroll
  • Thomas H. Killion
  • Sandra O. Sieber
  • Lewis Standlee Steenrod
  • Thomas W. Taylor
  • Thomas W. Waters
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
  • ConnieK. Dewitte
  • Robert D. Hogue
  • John H. James, Jr.
  • John H. LaRaia
  • Richard A. Leach
  • Kalmen I. Leikach
  • Robinwyn D. Lewis
  • Jill V. Loftus
  • Jesse W. McCurdy
  • Stephen E. Mitchell
  • Michael L. Rhodes
  • John E. Roark
  • Joel M. Schnur
The DoD 2006 Meritorious Senior Professional Presidential Rank recipients are: 
 
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
  • Helen Sullivan
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
  • Robert J. Arnold
  • David A. Hardy
  • Paul F. McManamon
 

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