The 2012 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal Recipients Maj. David Rozelle, April Scoville, Diane Scoville and Medal Recipient Charles Scoville Finalist Arleas Upton Kea and OPM Director John Berry Katherine Sheehan Morris, Finalist Shane Morris and Chris Martirone Science and Environment Medal Recipient Neal S. Young and his family The 2012 gala was held at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium. Max Stier, Partnership President and CEO Masters of Ceremonies Kyra Phillips and John Roberts White House Secretary Chris Lu read a letter from the president Medal Recipient Charles Scoville and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. Medal Recipients Thomas Roland, Jr. and Nael Samha <br />with Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano Medal Recipients Thomas Roland, Jr. and Nael Samha with Secretary Janet Napolitano Federal Employee of the Year, Lynne Mofenson, and <br />Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services  William Corr Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter Medal Recipient Elliott B. Branch and Deputy Secretary Ashton B. Carter Management Excellence Medal Recipient Elliott B. Branch Medal Recipient Jacob Taylor and Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry Director John Berry and Career Achievement Medal Recipient James Cash Career Achievement Medal Recipient James Cash National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins Jordan Culbreath, Former Patient of Medal Recipient Neal S. Young Medal Recipient Neal S. Young and Director Francis Collins Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colorado Medal Recipients Louis Milione and the Operation Relentless Team with Sen. Bennet Justice and Law Enforcement Medal Recipient Louis Milione Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs  W. Scott Gould and <br /> Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan Citizen Services Medal Recipients Susan Angell and Mark Johnston White House Cabinet Secretary Chris Lu Medal Recipient Charles Scoville and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. Medal Recipients Thomas Roland, Jr. and Nael Samha with Secretary Napolitano Secretary Napolitano with the Roland Family Secretary Napolitano with Phillip Landfried and Nael Samha Medal Recipients Louis Milione and the Operation Relentless Team Medal Recipients Susan Angell, Mark Johnston and the Homeless Veterans Initiative Team

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2012 Federal Employee of the Year

Lynne Meryl Mofenson

Position: Branch Chief, Pediatric, Adolescent and Maternal AIDS Branch

Agency: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health

Location: Rockville, Maryland

Achievement: Played a pivotal role in preventing the AIDS epidemic among children by studying ways to prevent mother-to-child transmission.

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2012 Career Achievement Medal Recipient

James Cash

Position: Chief Technical Advisor, Office of Research and Engineering

Agency: National Transportation Safety Board

Location: Washington, D.C.

Achievement:For nearly three decades, has used his engineering expertise to extract information from airplane cockpit recorders and other devices to determine the causes of major transportation accidents, and once analyzed a quarter second of noise to help determine why a 747 exploded 12 minutes after takeoff.

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2012 Call to Service Medal Recipient

Jacob M. Taylor

Position: Physicist

Agency: National Institute of Standards and Technology

Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland

Achievement: Came up with an original scientific theory that could lead to medical imaging in microscopic detail for better health care, while also developing innovative technology to allow greater quantities of data to speed across the Internet with less energy and at lower cost.

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2012 Citizen Services Medal Recipient

Susan Angell, Mark Johnston and the Homeless Veterans Initiative Team

Positions: Executive Director, Veterans Homeless Initiative (Angell); Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Needs, Office of Community Planning and Development (Johnston)

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs (Angell); Department of Housing and Urban Development (Johnston)

Location: Washington, D.C.

Achievement: Led an interdepartmental program that reduced veterans homelessness by 12 percent in one year as part of an ambitious national goal of finding shelter for all veterans by 2015.

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2012 Homeland Security Medal Recipients

Nael Samha and Thomas Roland, Jr.

Position: Program Manager, Office of Technology (Samha) and Program Manager, Office of Field Operations (Roland)

Agency: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Location: Alexandria, Virginia

Achievement: Created a smartphone application that allows customs and border agents in the field to access law enforcement databases in real time, which has led to enforcement actions against more than 450 drug traffickers, weapons smugglers, illegal aliens and potential terror suspects since March 2010.

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2012 Justice and Law Enforcement Medal Recipient

Louis Milione and the Operation Relentless Team

Position: Special Agent and Group Supervisor

Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration

Location: Washington, D.C.

Achievement: Led a high-stakes federal undercover investigation spanning three continents that resulted in the arrest and conviction of the "Merchant of Death," the world's most notorious arms trafficker.

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2012 Management Excellence Medal

Elliott B. Branch

Position: Deputy Assistant Secretary, Acquisition and Procurement

Agency: Department of the Navy

Location: Washington, D.C.

Achievement: Through savvy acquisition and procurement, ensures our warfighters have the right equipment when they need it, at the best possible value for the American taxpayer.

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2012 National Security and International Affairs Medal Recipient

Charles Scoville

Position: Chief, Amputee Patient Care Service

Agency: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Location: Bethesda, Maryland

Achievement:Enables combat amputees to lead active lives and potentially return to duty, through an internationally recognized rehabilitation program that uses a novel sports medicine approach.

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2012 Science and Environment Medal Recipient

Neal S. Young

Position: Chief of the Hematology Branch, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Agency: National Institutes of Health

Location: Bethesda, Maryland

Achievement: Saves lives through cutting-edge research and treatments for patients with bone marrow failure diseases, including the rare and once deadly blood disorder known as aplastic anemia.

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The Service to America Medals are presented annually by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service to celebrate excellence in our federal civil service.

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