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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 529-96
September 12, 1996

1996 ANTITERRORISM RECOGNITION PROGRAM AWARD RECIPIENTS HONORED

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.

Installation/Ship

Winner: Office of Defense Cooperation, Athens, Greece

Honorable Mention: U.S. Naval Air Station, Sigonella,

Sicily

2. Best Antiterrorism Intelligence Program, Comparable Level

Winner: U. S. Navy Antiterrorist Alert Center,

Washington, D.C.

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,

Okla.

1stHonorable Mention: Naval Criminal Investigative

Service Field Office, Yokosuka, Japan

2nd Honorable Mention: B Company, 519th Military

Intelligence Battalion, Washington, D.C.

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