DIAA takes pride in sponsoring the tri-annual SSG Hobson Silver Pen Award to the graduate of the Attaché́ Staff Training Class in the Joint Military Attache School's (JMAS) Attache Support Training Program (ASTP) who submits the best operations plan, as selected by the JMAS facility.
The ASTP class trains Operations Coordinators and Operations NCOs to work in Defense Attache offices in U.S. embassies around the world. These personnel are critical to the success of the mission of the Defense Attache System (DAS). In the field, they are responsible for providing all the administrative, planning and materiel support necessary for the Defense Attaches to do their job. Because they often spend an entire career in the DAS they bring continuity and long term expertise to their jobs that allows them to be important advisors to the Defense Attaches who often spend only one tour in the DAS. DIAA takes special pride in being able to recognize these outstanding individuals.
DIAA presents the awardee a silver pen and a DIAA coin.
Bill Huntington congratulating Distinguished Graduate at April 2014 ceremony
Bill Huntington presenting the Silver Pen Award at April 2014 ceremony
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