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Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson recognized the career achievements of 12 senior civilians during the 2016 Presidential Rank Awards Ceremony at the Pentagon July 14, 2017.

“It is my pleasure to be here for these awards and to recognize the top one percent of Air Force civil servants,” Wilson said. “We are deeply grateful for you and we are very proud of your accomplishments.”

The awards feature two categories: distinguished and meritorious. Nominations are evaluated by boards of private citizens and approved by the president. Only 5 percent, who make up approximately .03 percent of the total civilian federal workforce of Senior Executive Service employees may receive the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award. Only 1 percent can receive the Presidential Distinguished Rank Award.

Distinguished rank recipients receive a lump-sum payment of 35 percent of their basic pay, while meritorious rank recipients receive 20 percent of basic pay. All receive a framed certificate signed by the president.

“It’s appropriate from time-to-time to pause and say thank you to the exceptional civil servants who help us every day to be the best Air Force in the world,” Wilson said. “We couldn’t do this without them.”

Here is the full list of those honored at the ceremony:

Distinguished Senior Executive

Mr. Robert E. Corsi, Jr.

Distinguished Senior Executive

Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel, and Services,

Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. (Retired)

Meritorious Senior Executive

Mr. Jeffrey C. Allen

Meritorious Senior Executive

Executive Director, Air Force Sustainment Center,

Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma

Mr. Devin L. Cate

Meritorious Senior Executive

Director, Test and Evaluation

Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington D.C.

Mr. Mark A. Correll

Meritorious Senior Executive

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Environment, Safety and…

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