Gates Presents Civilian Awards

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, and Michael Rhodes, acting director of administration and management of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, give honors during the playing of the national anthem before presenting the David O. Cooke Excellence in Public Administration and Distinguished Civilian Service awards at the Pentagon, Oct. 21, 2008. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, prepares to present John K. Russell, second from left, with a Distinguished Civilian Service award at the Pentagon, Oct. 21, 2008. Russell, a tactical safety specialist for Marine Corps Base Hawaii's Base Safety Center, was among seven to receive awards.   DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, presents John K. Russell, second from left, with a Distinguished Civilian Service award at the Pentagon, Oct. 21, 2008.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, congratulates Edmund G. Zelnio, senior electrical engineer in the Sensor Automatic Target Tecognition Technology Division, Air Force Research Laboratory, Department of the Air Force, for receiving a Distinquished Civilian Service award at the Pentagon, Oct. 21, 2008. Zelnio was honored for contributions leading to the successful deployment of new sensor and sensor exploitation technologies in numerous weapons systems. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, congratulates Barbara Estock Mays on being one of the recipients of the DoD Distinquished Civilian Service Award, Oct. 21, 2008. Mays is deputy intelligence enterprise manager for the Defense Intelligence Agency, and is recieving the award for applying innovative approaches to transfer responsibilities and design an intelligence enterprise for the new U.S.
Africa Command.
 DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, congratulates Claudia S. Knott, director, Acquisition Management Defense Logistics Agency, for receiving a Distinquished Civilian Service award at the Pentagon, Oct. 21, 2008. Knott was honored for leading programs that transformed the agency's business practices while improving customer service in its global logistics mission. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, congratulates Frank D. Kenlon, director, International Negotiations, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquistition, Technology and Logistics, Office of the Secretery of Defense, for receiving a Distinquished Civilian Service award at the Pentagon, Oct. 21, 2008. Kenlon was honored for his roles as the lead negotiator on the Joint Strike Fighter memorandum of understanding, and for drafting and negotiating the U.S.-United Kingdom and U.S.-Australia Defense Trade Cooperation treaties. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, congratulates Stephen A. Fleet, director, Warfighter Support Center, Missile Defense Agency, for receiving received a Distinquished Civilian Service award at the Pentagon, Oct. 21, 2008. Fleet was honored for leading the center through rapid changes while providing vital support to the warfighter community. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, congratulates Steven M. Huybrechts, principal director for Command, Control, Communications, Space and Spectrum, and director, Space Programs and Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration, Office of the Secretary of Defense, for receiving a Distinquished Civilian Service award at the Pentagon, Oct. 21, 2008. Huybrechts was honored for championing the strategy that provided precision targeting and secure unmanned aerial vehicle operations while denying these capabilities to the enemy. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates presents Umit A. Spencer the David O. Cooke Excellence in Public Administration Award at the Pentagon, Oct. 21, 2008. Spencer, housing maintenance contract monitor with the 354th Civil Engineering Squadron on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, was honored for improving and maintaining 1,474 military family housing units, 48 playgrounds and five athletic courts.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess