2012 Medal of Valor Awards Celebration Gallery

Presentation of the Colors 
Richard A. McGee Training Center Honor Guard
Presentation of the Colors
Honor Guard
National Anthem
Nathan Justin

Acting Facility Captain
California State Prison, Solano
Presentation of the Colors
Presentation of the Colors
2012 Medal of Valor Awards Ceremony 
Matthew L. Cate
Secretary, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Award Recipients
Master of Ceremonies
Lt. Samuel Robinson
Public Information Officer, San Quentin State Prison
Special Recognition Award
Keri Berkler, Parole Agent III
Board of Parole Hearings

L) Jennifer Shaffer, Executive Officer, Board of Parole Hearings
R) Matthew L.Cate, CDCR Secretary
Administrator of the Year
Jay Atkinson
Office of Internal Oversight and Research

L) Brenda Grealish, Deputy Director, Office of Research 
M) Lee Seal, Director, Division of Internal Oversight & Research
R) Matthew L.Cate, CDCR Secretary
Medical/Dental Health Professional of the Year
Dr. Ananda R. Murthy, DDS
Region IV, Headquarters

L) Matthew L.Cate, CDCR Secretary
R) Diana Toche, Statewide Dental Director, Health Care Services
Rehabilitation Professional of the Year
Clayton Dynes, Vocational Instructor (Welding), Avenal State Prison

L) Matthew L.Cate, CDCR Secretary
R) Tanya Rothchild, Deputy Director, Rehabilitative Programs
Division of Juvenile Justice Officer of the Year
Ray Knight, Senior Youth Correctional Counselor
N.A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional Facility

L) Matthew L.Cate, CDCR Secretary
R) Mike Minor, Director of Juvenile Justice
Division of Adult Parole Operations Staff Member of the Year
Lori Macias-Price, Parole Administrator I
Headquarters

L) Matthew L.Cate, CDCR Secretary
R) Margarita Perez, Division of Adult Parole Operations
Correctional Officer of the Year
Donald Heuser, Correctional Officer
High Desert State Prison

L) Matthew L.Cate, CDCR Secretary
R) Kathleen Dickinson, Deputy Director, Division of Adult Institutions
Correctional Supervisor of the Year
Darren Chamberlain, Correctional Lieutenant
Correctional Training Facility

L) Matthew L.Cate, CDCR Secretary
R) Kathleen Dickinson, Deputy Director, Division of Adult Institutions

Executive of the Year
Erin Brock, Supervisor
Northern California Youth Correctional Facility

L) Matthew L.Cate, CDCR Secretary
R) Mike Minor, Director of Juvenile Justice
Bronze Star Medal
Brandon Green, Correctional Sergeant
California State Prison, Sacramento

L) Matthew L.Cate, CDCR Secretary
R) Kathleen Dickinson, Deputy Director, Division of Adult Institutions

Bronze Star Medal
Jered Lawrence, Correctional Officer
Chamberlain Creek Conservation Camp, No. 17

L) Matthew L.Cate, CDCR Secretary
R) Kathleen Dickinson, Deputy Director, Division of Adult Institutions

Bronze Star Medal
Stephen Ledesma II, Correctional Sergeant
Correctional Training Faciliry

L) Matthew L.Cate, CDCR Secretary
R) Kathleen Dickinson, Deputy Director, Division of Adult Institutions

Bronze Star Medal
Betsy Orosco, Office Technician
Inmate/Ward Labor Program, Region I

L) Matthew L.Cate, CDCR Secretary
R) Kathleen Dickinson, Deputy Director, Division of Adult Institutions

Bronze Star Medal
Micheal Salvaggio, Parole Agent I
Parole Region IV

L) Matthew L.Cate, CDCR Secretary
R) Margarita Perez, Director, Division of Adult Parole Operations

Bronze Star Medal
Anthony Schumacher, Chief Engineer
California Correctional Center

L) Matthew L.Cate, CDCR Secretary
R) Kathleen Dickinson, Deputy Director, Division of Adult Institutions

Bronze Star Medal
L) Moray Cross, Correctional Officer
R) Anthony Marquez, Correctional Officer
Mule Creek State Prison

L) Kathleen Dickinson, Deputy Director, Division of Adult Institutions
R) Matthew L.Cate, CDCR Secretary

Bronze Star Medal
L) Armando Ayala, Correctional Officer
R) Jeffrey Gold, Correctional Officer
Mule Creek State Prison

L) Kathleen Dickinson, Deputy Director, Division of Adult Institutions
R) Matthew L.Cate, CDCR Secretary

Bronze Star Medal
L) James Cerini, Fire Captain
R) Gerald Maresh, Fire Chief
San Quentin State Prison

L) Kathleen Dickinson, Deputy Director, Division of Adult Institutions
R) Matthew L.Cate, CDCR Secretary

Bronze Star Medal
L) Tu Nguyen, Correctional Officer
R) Gary Legaspi, Correctional Officer
Kern Valley State Prison

L) Kathleen Dickinson, Deputy Director, Division of Adult Institutions
R) Matthew L.Cate, CDCR Secretary

Silver Star Medal
Patrick Briggs, Correctional Officer
California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran

L) Kathleen Dickinson, Deputy Director, Division of Adult Institutions
R) Matthew L.Cate, CDCR Secretary

Silver Star Medal
Le’Vance “Tony” Quinn, Correctional Sergeant
California State Prison, Sacramento

L) Kathleen Dickinson, Deputy Director, Division of Adult Institutions
R) Matthew L.Cate, CDCR Secretary

Gold Star Medal
Armando Vera, Correctional Officer
Wasco State Prison

L) Matthew L.Cate, CDCR Secretary

R) Kathleen Dickinson, Deputy Director, Division of Adult Institutions

Medal of Valor
Glenn McCoy, Correctional Officer
High Desert State Prison

L) Matthew L.Cate, CDCR Secretary

R) Kathleen Dickinson, Deputy Director, Division of Adult Institutions

Medal of Valor
Scott Long, Fire Captain (A)
San Quentin State Prison

L) Matthew L.Cate, CDCR Secretary

R) Kathleen Dickinson, Deputy Director, Division of Adult Institutions

Medal of Valor
Pelican Bay State Prison

Wesley Aanrud, Correctional Officer; Cecil Arispe, Correctional Officer; Nathan Bourdalaies, Correctional Officer; Byron Gardner, Correctional Officer; Paul Hicks Jr., Correctional Officer; Michael Johnson, Correctional Officer; Michael Knight, Correctional Officer; Clayton Maxwell, Correctional Officer; Henry “Hank” Nichols, Correctional Officer; Thomas Sheets, Correctional Officer; Joshua Taylor, Correctional Officer; Charles “Chuck” Essex, Correctional Sergeant

L) Matthew L.Cate, CDCR Secretary
R) Kathleen Dickinson, Deputy Director, Division of Adult Institutions


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