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Stars come out at DIA
January 13, 2012
DIA Director LTG Ronald Burgess Jr. welcomed honorees and their family members and guests to the Director's 41st Annual Honorary Awards Ceremony Jan. 11 in the Tighe Auditorium.
Each award in this year's six categories recognizes an achieved level of performance that reflects the highest standards and ideas of the Department of Defense and the intelligence community. LTG Burgess noted that this annual event is an opportunity for all to take a bit of time to recognize, honor and thank colleagues for their contribution to the agency, the nation and most importantly, to the customers DIA serves.
He also added that though each of the awards presented is different, the recipients share a common characteristic – a commitment to excellence in defense of the nation. “By virtue of their hard work and performance the recipients have earned our gratitude, our respect and our admiration. However, these individuals would likely be the first to acknowledge that the recognition that they have earned would not be possible without the support of their colleagues, their families and their friends,” he said.
Noting that the award recipients' performance and achievements have inspired him as well, LTG Burgess said the honorees have set the bar high and, in doing so, not only brought credit to themselves, but to the agency. “Well done!”
DIA is the nation’s premier all-source military intelligence organization.
It provides the nation’s most authoritative assessments of foreign military intentions and capabilities. The agency’s four core competencies -- human intelligence, all-source analysis, counterintelligence and technical intelligence -- enable military operations while also informing policy-makers at the defense and national levels.
DIA’s mission is unique and no other agency matches its military expertise across such a broad range of intelligence disciplines.
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