Leadership News

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Employees Recognized

Employees were Recognized at the CBP Annual Award Ceremony Personnel from Area Port of Pembina, N.D. lauded for efforts

April 21, 2010 - Pembina, N.D. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees from the Port of Pembina, N.D. received a Special Recognition Award from the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection for their involvement in the Red River Valley Flood of 2009.

Employees from the Port of Pembina worked together to develop creative solutions and present a unified approach to respond to the spring flooding in 2009. Duties included: sandbagging homes, delivering supplies, providing port infrastructure protection, conducting daily patrols, welfare checks, working together with Border Patrol as part of Operation River Watch and supporting CBP officers detailed to FEMA ESF 13 Mission in Fargo, N.D.

Employees from the Port of Pembina along with other CBP employees from across the country were recognized at the annual Commissioner’s Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. Four employees from the Port of Pembina were in attendance at the awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. and received their award from the Acting Deputy Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection David V. Aguilar.

“I am so proud of the outstanding job our employees do from day to day in the performance of the CBP mission. The Commissioner’s Special Recognition Award is a tremendous honor and the employees that received this award should be proud of their achievement,” said Michele James, Director of Field Operations, Seattle.

The following employees from the Pembina service area were presented the Commissioner’s Special Recognition Award.

Barbara Hassler, Pembina, N.D.

Mary Delaquis, Pembina, N.D.

Jason Schmelz. Pembina, N.D.

Brent Beeter, Portal, N.D.

Shelly Kraft, Baudette, Minn.

Jonathan Turn, Pembina, N.D.

Christopher Misson, Pembina, N.D.

Brenda Masloski, Pembina, N.D.

Jeff Senkyr, Pembina, N.D.

Janet Hoffman, Pembina, N.D.

Mary Meyer, Pembina, N.D.

Jeffrey Peterson, Neche, N.D.

Gary Brevik, Neche, N.D.

Reid Chrest, Neche, N.D.

Gary Dietrich, Neche, N.D.

Roger Sumner, Neche, N.D.

Timothy Vetter, Neche, N.D.

Margaret Delude, Pembina, N.D.

Heidi Kihne, Pembina, N.D.

Cheri Askew, Pembina, N.D.

Gregory Volk, Pembina, N.D.

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