Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld presented the departments highest civilian service award to six career employees at a ceremony held today at the Pentagon. The 49th annual presentation of the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Awards were made to the following:
Frank J. Anderson, president, Defense Acquisition University
Andrew Hoehn, deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy
Evelyn R. Klemstine, program director, international programs division, Office of the Inspector General
Margaret Myers, principal director, Office of the Deputy Chief of Information, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration
Michael A. Parker, director, Army Chemical Materials Agency
Charles M. Smith, chief, field support contracting, Army Field Support Command
The DoD Distinguished Civilian Service Award has no monetary attachment. It recognizes career employees at all levels for their exceptional achievement and honors performance characterized by extraordinary, notable or prestigious contributions that impact the department as a whole.