Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph W.
Ralston presented the awards for the Department of Defense Annual
Antiterrorism Recognition Program in ceremonies held today at the
Ramada Inn, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
The Antiterrorism Recognition Program was established by the
assistant secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low
Intensity Conflict in 1993 to recognize those people who work
quietly behind the scenes to protect DOD personnel and
installations, sensitize U.S. military and their families to the
nature and dangers of terrorism and deter and prevent terrorists
acts. The awards are made each fiscal year.
Reflecting the four categories of the AT Recognition
Program, the winners and honorable mentions are:
1. Best Antiterrorism Program
Component Major Command
Winner: Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
Comparable Level Entry
Winner: AFOSI 52nd Field Investigations Squadron,
Incirlik AB, Turkey
Honorable Mention: U.S. Army Counterintelligence
Center, 902nd Military Intelligence Group, Fort Meade, Md.
Winner: Office of Defense Cooperation, Athens, Greece
Honorable Mention: U.S. Naval Air Station, Sigonella,
2. Best Antiterrorism Intelligence Program, Comparable
Winner: U. S. Navy Antiterrorist Alert Center,
Honorable Mention: 748th Military Intelligence
Battalion, Washington, D.C.
3. Best Antiterrorism Program and Functional Manager
Winners: Donald Snovel, Artic Law Enforcement Command,
Fort Richardson, Alaska
Special Agent Franklin J. Malafarina, AFOSI Detachment
243 (provisional), Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudia Arabia
Honorable Mention: Master Sgt. Neil A. Southwood,
Headquarters, U.S. European Command, Stuttgardt, Germany
4. Most Outstanding Antiterrorism Innovation or Action
Winner: 72nd Security Police Squadron, Tinker AFB,
1stHonorable Mention: Naval Criminal Investigative
Service Field Office, Yokosuka, Japan
2nd Honorable Mention: B Company, 519th Military
Intelligence Battalion, Washington, D.C.