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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 452-98
August 28, 1998

1998 ANTITERRORISM RECOGNITION PROGRAM AWARD RECIPIENTS

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict Honorable H. Allen Holmes presented the Department of Defense (DoD) Annual Antiterrorism Recognition Program awards in ceremonies held at the Town and Country Hotel, San Diego, Ca., on Aug. 27.

The Antiterrorism Recognition Program was established by the assistant secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict in 1993 to recognize personal and organizational efforts aimed at protecting DoD personnel and installations, sensitizing U.S. military and their families to the nature and dangers of terrorism, and deterring and preventing terrorist acts. The awards are made each fiscal year. Winners and those recognized for Honorable Mention are noted below:

Co-Winners - Best Antiterrorism Program for a Major Command

United States European Command

United States Naval Forces Central Command

Winner - Best Antiterrorism Program, Comparable Level Entry

Commander, Military Sealift Command

Honorable Mention - Best Antiterrorism Program, Comparable Level Entry

Office of Defense Cooperation – Athens, Greece

13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable)

Amphibious Squadron One

Winner – Best Antiterrorism Intelligence Program

Grafenwohr Military Intelligence Detachment, Company B, 527th Military Intelligence Battalion, 66th Military Intelligence Group

Honorable Mention – Best Antiterrorism Intelligence Program

Regional Threat Information Cell, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Region 5, Ramstein Air Base, Germany

Winner - Best Antiterrorism Program, Installation/Ship, OCONUS

U.S. Army Forces Central Command – Kuwait, Camp Doha, Kuwait

Honorable Mention - Best Antiterrorism Program, Installation/Ship, OCONUS

U.S. Navy Administrative Support Unit, Southwest Asia, Bahrain

U.S. Air Force 4409th Air Base Group, Eskan Village, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Winner - Best Antiterrorism Program, Installation/Ship, CONUS

Naval Submarine Base, Bangor, Wash.

Honorable Mention - Best Antiterrorism Program, Installation/Ship, CONUS

McChord Air Force Base, Tacoma, Wash.

Winner – Best Antiterrorism Program Manager, Senior Management

Lt. Col. John D. Foldberg, Office of Defense Cooperation – Athens, Greece

Honorable Mention – Best Antiterrorism Program Manager, Senior Management

Lt. Col. Colonel Danny R. Myers, 4409th Air Base Group

Michael E. Taylor, Office of the Program Manager, Saudi Arabian National Guard

Winner – Best Antiterrorism Program, Functional Management

Master Sgt. Neil A. Southwood, Office of the Special Assistant for Security Matters, U.S. European Command

Honorable Mention – Best Antiterrorism Program, Functional Management

Carl M. Goalie, U.S. Military Sealift Command

Master Sgt. Randall K. James, U.S. Air Force, Air Combat Command

Winner – Best Antiterrorism Program Manager, Support Management

U.S. Naval Air Station, Sigonella, Sicily

Honorable Mention – Best Antiterrorism Program Manager, Support Management

Felipe A. Mojica and Sgt. Kassia S. Smith, Foreign Analysis Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

Winner – Most Outstanding Antiterrorism Innovation or Action by an Individual

Gladwyn G. Bowlin, U.S. Army, Forces Command

Honorable Mention – Most Outstanding Antiterrorism Innovation or Action by an Individual

Larry French, 411st Base Support Battalion, U.S. Army Forces - Europe

Winner – Most Outstanding Antiterrorism Innovation or Action by a Group

Special Contingency Group, Naval Criminal Investigation Service, Washington D.C.

Honorable Mention – Most Outstanding Antiterrorism Innovation or Action by a Group

Force Protection Cell, 366th Security Forces Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho

Capt. Chris Echols, Capt. Pat Baker, and 1st Lt. Ann Pryze, 39th Air Wing Incirlik Air Force Base, Turkey

Co-Winners – Most Outstanding Antiterrorism Innovation or Action by a Unit

Marine Corps Security Force Company, Naples, Italy

Marine Corps Security Force Detachment, Souda Bay, Crete

Honorable Mention – Most Outstanding Antiterrorism Innovation or Action by a Unit

52nd Field Investigations Squadron, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Ankara, Turkey

Winner – Most Outstanding Antiterrorism Innovation or Action by a DoD Component

Force Protection Program Office, Defense Special Weapons Agency, Washington D.C.

Honorable Mention – Most Outstanding Antiterrorism Innovation or Action by a DoD Component

Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management, Defense Security Assistance Agency, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

DoD Antiterrorism Lifetime Achievement Award

Phil S. McWilliams, U.S. European Command

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