This award will recognize a federal employee for significant accomplishments throughout a lifetime of achievement in public service. This medal is accompanied by a $10,000 award.
Position: Senior Project Scientist, James Webb Space Telescope
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland
Residence: Hyattsville, Maryland
Achievement: Confirmed the Big Bang Theory to earn the Nobel Prize in Physics
Position: Senior Specialist in Legislative Process
Agency: Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service
Location: Washington, D.C.
Residence: Fairfax, Virginia
Achievement: Provided expert advice to Congressional lawmakers and staff for almost 40 years and helped emerging democracies around the world strengthen their legislative assemblies
Position: Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Agency: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, James A. Haley VA Medical Center
Location: Tampa, Florida
Residence: Tampa, Florida
Achievement: Discovered three hormones made by the heart that benefit the treatment of congestive heart failure, kidney failure and cancer
The Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals are presented annually by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service to celebrate excellence in our federal civil service.