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Medals and Awards

12185006_972488249481186_5700341785743971751_oMeritorious Service Medal (MSM)

The FBINCAAA Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) is the highest honor awarded by the President, FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association (FBINCAAA).  This medal is awarded to an individual, who has distinguished himself or herself by outstanding service and accomplishments to the FBICAAA on a National or local level over a sustained period of time.  Individuals receiving this award personify the highest ideals of the FBI and the FBINCAAA. This award is given to FBICAAA Members and distinguished non-members.

Congratulations to the recipients who received their Meritorious Service Award at the FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association Leadership Conference In September 2016.  These honorees were responsible for extraordinary work within their local chapters and representing National with the highest standards. President Tammy Denbo presented the award to Donna Wilson, Don Lupo, Dr. Joe Popinski, Kelly Lopez and Sandy Mangold.

Congratulations to Dick Bryant, recipient of the FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association Meritorious Service Medal. Dick serves as FBI National CAAA General Counsel and FBI Kansas City CAAA President. The award was presented in Kansas City by FBI National CAAA President Tammy Denbo.

unnamedPresidential Gold Medal (PGM)

The Presidential Gold Medal is a group and an individual award.  It is given to Team members who distinguished themselves as leaders, while participating in a major project that has great positive impact on the FBI and FBINCAAA.  Individuals receiving this award are being honored for their contributions in bringing projects to successful fruition.  This award is given to FBICAAA Team Members and individuals, who exemplify the highest ideals of the FBI and FBINCAAA.

At the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association Leadership Conference in September, 2016 in Birmingham, Alabama, President Tammy Denbo presented the Presidential Gold Medal to the following individuals: Don Pilker, Donna Wilson, Don Lupo, Andrew Smith, Steve Pierson, Mike Gunn, Dr. Joe Popinski, Jonathan Kirby, Paul Daymond, Sally Lorberbaum, Jason Howze, Karen Corrigan, Kevin Fletcher and Farah Chalisa.  Thank you for your hard work and dedication planning the National Conference and other Special Projects that made 2016 one of our best years in history.

On January 22, 2016, Kathleen B. “Kathie” Wylie was recognized for her outstanding contributions to the FBI National Citizens Academy and our 62 Member Chapters, as she was awarded the FBINCAAA Presidential Meritorious Service Medal (MSM). She is the sixth recipient of the highest award given to by the President of the FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association (FBINCAAA).

DSC_4310Jerry Fogel Community Service Award (JFCSA)

The Jerry Fogel Community Service Award is given to the chapter, which has provided its community with the most outstanding community service project over the previous year.  This project could be a series of community service activities or a single activity.  This award recognizes the winning chapter’s ability to recognize a pressing community need and develop a project to address the need; coordinate with their local FBI Field Office to insure the proposed project is consistent with the current FBI-FBICAAA Memorandum of Agreement; work with and involve appropriate community leaders in the project; and bring positive notoriety to the FBI’s Community Outreach Program.

The 2016 Jerry Fogel Award Recipients

We are very proud of the fact that the Denver FBICAAA Chapter is not only a Chapter of Excellence, but that we also have a strong history of service projects in our community!  From the Innocence Lost Survivor Kits, the Santa Cares Holiday Stockings, and the Safely Home Blanket Project, to the volunteerism of our members in school supply, community safety, and canned food drives over the years, we have always been actively ~ and compassionately ~ involved in our community.  In addition, they worked several other community initiatives,  COPS FIGHTING CANCER’S 13th Annual Long Blue Line Toy Drive and the Agent/Officer Survival Kits, and continuously look for ways of giving back to those in need.  Pictured  L to R, Jeff Wirtzfeld, Deborah Sherman-COS, Stacey Hervey, Sue Smith, Kevin Julian and Paul Herbka (all Denver FBICAAA Board Members).

On November 4, 2015, Jerry Fogel was honored for his service as the FBINCAAA’s first National President and first Executive Director. The ceremony was held as part of Graduation Ceremonies for the most recent Kansas City FBI Citizens Academy Class. Shown in the photo (left to right) are: Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Paul Geiger; FBI HQ Mgt & Program Analyst Tracey Ballinger; FBINCAAA VP (Strategy) Scott Berryman; FBINCAAA VP (Chapter Relations) Kathie Wylie; FBINCAAA President Tammy Denbo; Jerry Fogel; Sandy Fogel; HQ FBI Assistant Director Mike Kortan.

FBINCAAA Innovation Award

This award is given to chapters, who exhibit uncommon innovation and creativity.  This includes innovative approaches to community outreach; developing and maintaining excellent chapter membership participation; creating unique partnerships within their communities; and/or leading the way in establishing true “Best Practices,” which can be replicated by other FBICAAA Chapters.

Congratulations to the following chapters who received the Innovation Award at the National Conference in Birmingham.  Birmingham, Cleveland, Detroit, Jacksonville, Kansas City, and Omaha

Presidential Chapter of Excellence Award
This award is given to an FBICAAA chapter, which has exhibited excellence in all organizational aspects: strong partnership with their local FBI Field Office; successful community outreach programs; sustained membership growth; full compliance with all documentation required by the Federal, state, and local entities to be a certified 501(c)(3), non-profit organization; meeting all FBINCAAA standards for professionalism and participation to include attendance at the previous year’s FBINCAAA Leadership Conference.

The following chapters were given the Chapter of Excellence award at the FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association Leadership Conference

2016

  • Atlanta
  • Birmingham
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Denver
  • Indianapolis
  • Kansas City
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis
  • New Orleans
  • Omaha
  • Phoenix
  • Springfield

2015

  • Birmingham
  • Cincinnati
  • Denver
  • Kansas City
  • Omaha
  • San Francisco
  • Springfield

2014

  • Birmingham
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Dallas
  • Indianapolis
  • Miami
  • Springfield
  • Tampa

Chapter of Distinction Award
This award is given to an FBICAAA chapter which has exhibited high performance in numerous organizational aspects: good partnership with the local FBI Field Office; at least one community outreach event; good membership growth; full compliance with all documentation required by the Federal, state, and local entities to be a certified 501(c)(3), non-profit organization; meeting majority of FBINCAAA standards for professionalism and participation to include attendance at the previous year’s FBINCAAA Leadership Conference.

The following chapters were given the Chapter of Distinction award at the FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association Leadership Conference

2016

  • Boston
  • Buffalo
  • Las Vegas
  • Little Rock
  • Milwaukee

2015

  • Indianapolis

2014

  • Cleveland
  • Newark

Certificate of Appreciation

This award is given to an individual or a group. The certificate is proclamation recognizing outstanding service or support to the mission of the FBICAAA.  It is a signed by the President, FBINCAAA and given only when the service or support has been exceptional.  The recipients who were awarded include Mayor William A. Bell Sr., Brian McGee and Alex Abenoia from the Sheraton Hotel.  In addition, the Birmingham Chapter members were recognized with their extraordinary work and effort planning the National Conference. Recipients included:  Don Lupo, Andrew Smith, Ashlee Rawlins, Jonathan Kirby, Deb Jaramillo, Dr. Joe Popinski, Pooja Chawla, Andre Bittas, Kenny Anderson, Larry Cooper - Esquire, Dr. Susan Eiland, Paul Malone, Carlene Osmer, Tracey Roberts - Esquire, Chris Robinson, Jarvis Patton, Sunil Sane, Susie Vaughan, Val Walton and Emily Zeigler
The FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association is a nonprofit organization separate and apart from the FBI.