CBP Honors Exceptional Employees at Annual Awards Ceremony

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) celebrated exceptional employee achievements on April 22 at the first in-person Commissioner’s Annual Award Ceremony since 2019, held in Washington, D.C.

Troy A. Miller, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Commissioner, expressed gratitude for the remarkable contributions of CBP employees, emphasizing their dedication to securing borders, preventing threats, and facilitating legitimate trade and travel.

In recognition of outstanding service, CBP presented awards to 294 employees across 21 categories, including heroism, safety, integrity, best practices, volunteer service, and leadership.

Among the honored recipients were Warren J. Becker, III, Supervisory Border Patrol Agent from Del Rio, Texas, and Jorge L. Santiago, Marine Interdiction Agent from Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, who received the prestigious Medal of Honor for Heroism for their extraordinary bravery.

Miller also acknowledged the crucial support of CBP family members, recognizing their sacrifices and essential role in the agency’s success.

The ceremony highlighted remarkable individuals such as Mark A. Lamphere, Jr., a Marine Interdiction Agent from Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, and Tahira Manns, a Program Manager Team Lead from Baltimore, Maryland, who were honored with the Resiliency Award for their outstanding contributions.

CBP’s commitment to excellence was evident in awards presented across various categories, including Integrity, Leadership, and Partnering and Stakeholder Engagement.

The event underscored CBP’s dedication to recognizing and rewarding exceptional service, reflecting the agency’s ongoing mission to safeguard the nation and its citizens.–News Desk

Details for award winners: https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/cbp-recognizes-outstanding-employees-during-annual-awards-ceremony