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DFO Higgerson is Awarded the Silver Medal For Meritorious Service at the 2018 DHS Secretary’s Awards Ceremony

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LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Laredo Field Office is proud to announce that Director, Field Operations David P. Higgerson was recognized with a significant national honor at the 2018 DHS Secretary’s Awards.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized at the DHS Secretary's Awards Ceremony but the work being recognized is truly a reflection of the vision of the management team at Laredo Field Office and the implementation of that vision by the CBP officers, agriculture specialists and frontline employees working hard every day at the ports of entry throughout Laredo Field Office,” said Director, Field Operations David P. Higgerson, Laredo Field Office.

Port Director Sidney Aki, Executive Assistant Commissioner Todd Owen and Director, Field Operations pose for a picture after PD Aki and DFO Higgerson recevied 2018 Silver Medal for Meritorious Service at the DHS Secretary's Awards in Washington, DC
Port Director Sidney Aki, Executive Assistant
Commissioner Todd Owen, Office of Field
Operations and Director, Field Operations
David P. Higgerson pose for a group photo
after PD Aki and DFO Higgerson each
received the 2018 Silver Medal for Meritorious
Service at the 2018 DHS Secretary's Awards
Ceremony in Washington, DC. 

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen awarded DFO Higgerson with the Secretary’s Meritorious Service Silver Medal 2018 for serving with distinction as the Director of Field Operations, Laredo Field Office, responsible for enforcement activities at eight international Ports of Entry and the Machinery Center of Excellence, also an integral part of Joint Task Force-West, working to inhibit transnational criminal organizations from operating in South Texas.

The Secretary’s Meritorious Service Silver Medal recognizes exceptional individual leadership or service that is distinguished by achievements of marked significance over time to the Department of Homeland Security. This award will recognize a body of work characterized by superior performance related to significant accomplishments, business improvements or notable resourcefulness and diligence that significantly improved the effectiveness of the Department of Homeland Security in one or more program areas.

DFO Higgerson was one of 17 individuals or groups selected to receive this specific honor at the DHS Secretary’s Awards Ceremony, held at the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. For more information about the awards ceremony, please click on the following link.

  • Last Modified: February 3, 2021