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.
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.
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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.