By John Mohan, Strategic Communications advisor
On May 29, FEMA’s Office of National Capital Region Coordination was recognized with a presentation and commemorative plaque for their successful multi-agency collaborative efforts in preparation for the 57th Presidential Inauguration in January.
Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, Commanding General of the Military District of Washington, Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region, presented the special recognition memento, a Joint Force Headquarters commemorative coin, to the collaborative team. The NCRC team was recognized for their efforts as part of the team that extensively planned and coordinated for many months in of preparation for the Inauguration event which was designated a National Special Security Event by DHS Secretary Napolitano.
Recognized for their dedicated efforts in the event were: Steward Beckham, Director, NCRC; Kenneth Wall, Deputy Director, NCRC; Cheri Roe, Associate Director, NCRC; Donald Keldsen, Federal Coordinating Officer, FEMA Region III and Jacques Singleton, Sr., Senior Emergency Manager, NCRC.
Linnington recognized FEMA’s Office of National Capital Region Coordination as vital component in the coordination of federal, regional and local partners in the National Capital Region that helped ensure that this massive, security-sensitive event was successfully implemented.
At separate events, the JFHQ-NCR also recognized the U.S. Secret Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Park Police, District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency and Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department.