INSA Achievement Award Recipients

INSA is proud of its Achievement Award recipients and their legacy of meaningful contributions to the intelligence and national security communities. Recipients have served their respective missions from all parts of the country and the world, including California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania, as well as Italy and Afghanistan. 

Learn more about these amazing professionals by reading their award citations, found in the press release and program links below.

NOTE: Due to the ceremony moving from fall to winter, no ceremony was held in 2015. The Joan A. Dempsey Mentorship Award was established in 2011. 


(L-R) Patrick Biltgen, PhD, Vencore; Lt. Adrienne Walsh, FDNY; LT Rachel O. Carter, USN, USSOCOM;  Allison Lawlor Russell, PhD, Merrimack College; Don Parlett, DIA; David Lindenbaum, In-Q-Tel; SMSgt Timothy Favreau, USAF, NRO. Press Release // Recap.



(L-R) Thomas D. Smith, Dept. of Treasury; CPT Brigid K. Calhoun, USA; Janna Scott-Tarman, DIA; Sean Sullivan, ICE; DIA Director Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, USMC; Sara Jamshidi, Applied Research Lab-Penn State; Mandy Rogers, Northrop Grumman. Commemorative Program (PDF)



(L-R) INSA Chairman Letitia A. Long; Robert A. Lagnado, Secret Service; Candace P. Sharkey, DEA; Satyabrata Sen, PhD, Oak Ridge National Lab; Director of National Intelligence James Clapper; LT Jared McGuire, USCG, Cryptologic Unit Colorado; Zalenda Cyrille, Vencore; Cynthia M. Epler, DIA; INSA President Chuck Alsup.



(L-R) Craig J. Wiener, National Nuclear Security Administration; LT William Fox, USN, Office of Naval Intelligence; Supervisory Special Agent Amy B. Pittman, FBI; Joshua Markow, Northrop Grumman; IS2 Tyler Sherman, USCG. Not pictured: David Wilson, NSA.



(L-R) Trey S., CIA; Lindsay Hovis, Pennsylvania State Police; Dr. Amber Aiken, US Army National Guard Intelligence Center; DIA Director LTG Michael Flynn; GySgt James Brenneis, USMC; Dr. Anton Pfeiffer, Northrop Grumman; LTC Ian McCulloh, US Army Central Command.



(L-R) Matthew Matechik, Frontline Solutions; CPT Christa Martin, U.S. Army; Dr. Jurgen Pfeffer, Carnegie Mellon University; Jessica McKeon, Dept. of the Treasury; Jordan Renga, DHS; Margaret Dobrydnio, DIA. Program (PDF)



(L-R) Michael Brown, TSA; ADM William O. Studeman, USN (Ret); IS2 Brian J. Maffucci, USCG; Joan A. Dempsey; Christine Chow, DIA; Senator John Warner; David Linnstaedt, ITT Exelis; Meghann Green, FBI; Richard J. Kerr; Charlie Allen; Dr. Christopher Griffin, Applied Research Lab-Penn State. Program (PDF)



(L-R) Sgt. Gustavo A. Rodriquez, NYPD;  Laura O'Neal Foster, LMI; INSA President Ellen McCarthy; LT Joseph W. Michaels, USN; Matthew K. Kregor, DEA; Andrew Y. Badger, Harvard.


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