The awards went to:
Robert Clifford, an FBI agent from Charlotte, N.C., who helped
convict more than a dozen leaders of the “November 17” group,
Europe’s most notorious and elusive terrorist cell.
Ambassador Prudence Bushnell, Falls Church, Va., who guided the
U.S. Embassy in Kenya through the 1998 bombings and was a leading
voice for the nation in urging a response to ethnic genocide
Nicole Nelson-Jean, a Department of Energy employee who, at 28
years of age, led a U.S delegation to the Artic Circle to negotiate
an agreement with Russian officials to better secure Russia’s
nuclear weapons stockpiles.
Brad Gair, a FEMA employee from Brooklyn, N.Y., who oversaw the
government’s recovery efforts at Ground Zero after 9/11
and supervised other FEMA rebuilding work in the wake of multiple
Dr. Deborah Jin, a National Institute of Standards and Technology
physicist from Boulder, Colo., who created a new form of matter
that may have the potential to improve the nation’s energy
Stephen Browning, of Sausalito, Calif., who led U.S efforts to
help Iraqis build their electrical infrastructure, and who acted
as the administrative head of multiple Iraq ministries;
Peter Darling, from Newbury, Mass., who lead the “Operation
Kids for Cover” team that shut down an international drug
smuggling ring that used rented babies to smuggle cocaine in
baby formula cans.
Eileen Harrington from Kensington, Md., who led the FTC team
that created the national “Do Not Call” registry,
which has reduced the number of telemarketing calls for more
than 60 million Americans.
It is all too easy,” said Max Stier, president and CEO
of the Partnership for Public Service, “to overlook the
important and daily contributions of the men and women in our
federal workforce, but they are the heroes behind the headlines
who do the nation’s work.”
Stier, speaking at the awards presentation,
congratulate the 2004 Service to America Medals honorees for
representing the very best in public service.”
The Service to America medals were created
in 2002 by the Partnership for Public
to revitalizing federal government service,
and the Atlantic Media Company (publisher
Journal and The Atlantic Monthly).
Nominations for the 2005 Service to America
Medals may be submitted at servicetoamericamedals.org.