2015 National Security and International Affairs Medal Recipient: Mia Beers and the U.S. Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team

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Mia Beers, the leader of the 40-person U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team, arrived in Monrovia, Liberia in early November, where she coordinated thousands of U.S. personnel from five federal agencies working in four countries. The largest team worked in Liberia while three smaller teams worked in Guinea, Mali and Sierra Leone, all willing to put themselves at risk to help with this humanitarian mission.