SEA Honors Rank Award Recipients
With the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper as their keynote, the Senior Executive Association (SEA) hosted the 30th annual Presidential Rank Awards Banquet last week, honoring the 2015 Presidential Rank Award winners.
The 43 award recipients were recognized for their superior service and innovative contributions to the federal workforce, which collectively saved the government $121 billion in federal funding.
“These individuals represent the best of our government workforce,” said Senior Executives Association (SEA) Interim President Jason Briefel in a statement. “Not only did they superbly fulfill their own responsibilities as agency leaders, but they sought to go above and beyond to find innovative solutions that saved billions of taxpayer dollars.”
In the same statement, SEA President Emeritus Carol Bonosaro noted “Although this is my 30th banquet, I never cease to be amazed at the extraordinary accomplishments of these awardees. At the same time, however, I’m continuously disappointed with the lack of public acknowledgement given the Rank Awardees by administration after administration. It has been an endless cycle of lost opportunities to trumpet their accomplishments and to change the current narrative of government so often portrayed by Congress and the media. Many Americans would be both surprised and proud to learn what government and these remarkable civil servants have done for our country.”
Some of the notable achievements of recipients include supervising the largest criminal investigation in antitrust history, where 33 companies and 54 individuals were charged, resulting in fines of more than $2.4 billion and inventing the world’s best atomic clock.
In his speech before the awards recipients and guests, Clapper said, “We all come into the service at different places and for different reasons. We all have the tendency to get in our own cloister. I certainly do in intelligence, but when you listen to the breadth and scope of accomplishment represented in this room, it is eye-watering.”
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