November 4, 2008 DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY RECOGNIZES BREVARD COUNTY CIVILIAN-MILITARY COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL VOLUNTEERS (Washington, D.C.) Twenty-one members from the Brevard County Civilian-Military Community Relations Council were recently honored at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. for their years of support to the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Joint Military Attaché School. DIA Director Lt. Gen. Michael Maples presented each recipient with a certificate of appreciation at the 30th anniversary celebration of Dragon Warrior, the capstone exercise of a 13-week training program that prepares future defense attachés for posts in more than 130 embassies worldwide. The group also received the DIA Public Service Award. Honorees include: Dave Spain Mel Broom Jim Marshall Sandy Sanderson Bill Ellis Charlie Roberts Jerry Allender John Hesterman Robi Roberts John Anderson Walter Holloway Dixie Sansom Chris Bailey Bill Hoskinson Jerry Sansom Bill Bancroft Keith Houston Tom Wasdin Lee Barnhart George Lewis Paul Zima At the ceremony, in recognition of his 30 years of support to Dragon Warrior, Brevard County Civilian-Military Community Relations Council Foundation Chairman Dave Spain also received The Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service. This award is the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s highest level public service award. The award was established to recognize non-career federal employees, private citizens and foreign nationals for their contribution, assistance or support of activities for the U.S. Armed Services. The Brevard County Civilian-Military Community Relations Council sponsors the Dragon Warrior exercises that simulate realistic settings where attachés can apply the skills they’ve acquired. Students conduct themselves as if they are visiting a foreign country and are placed in a variety of situations they might encounter in the field, including customs, dinners and receptions, official visits, foreign news interviews and law enforcement scenarios. - more - Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Michael Maples presents the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service to Brevard County Civilian Military Community Relations Foundation Chairman Dave Spain in recognition for his 30 years of support to the program. Released by Defense Intelligence Agency Public Affairs, (703) 695-0071.
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