On 1 August, DIAA, for the second time, honored top graduates of the Joint Military Attache School's (JMAS) Attache Support Training Program (ASTP) with prestigious awards. A fine writing instrument was awarded to SSG Hogan, USA, the winner of the Ken Hobson Silver Pen Award. SSG Hogan has been assigned as the Operations Coordination Officer for the Defense Attache Office in Jamaica. The distinguished graduate for this class was SSGT Brad Davis, USMC. His name has been inscribed on the plaque provided by DIAA that is on display in the JMAS spaces. SSgt Davis has been assigned as the Operations NCO for the Defense Attache Office in Tiblisi, Georgia. Both honorees also received DIAA challenge coins in recognition of their outstanding performance. Officiating for DIAA at this graduation ceremony was DIAA Board of Directors member Bill Huntington who was a former Director of Defense Human Intelligence.
Bill Huntington presenting Distinguished Graduate SSgt Brad Davis, USMC with DIAA a Challenge Coin
Bill Huntington presents a fine writing instrument to SSG Hogan, USA, the winner of the Ken Hobson Silver Pen Award
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.
Bill Huntington congratulating Distinguished Graduate at April 2014 ceremony
Bill Huntington presenting the Silver Pen Award at April 2014 ceremony
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