Luis “Pete” Estacio is part of a team that recently
received the Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service from U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson
in Washington, D.C. Estacio and 23 other members of the Bioterrorism
State and Local Preparedness Coordination Group were presented
with this top award.
A physician and senior scientist in the Chemical and Biological
National Security Program, Estacio serves as an adviser to Thompson’s
Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness.
were selected to receive this award not only because of your diligence
and dedication, but also because of the impact
personal contributions to the citizenry of our nation,” Thompson
wrote to Estacio.
As a member of the Bioterrorism State and Local
Preparedness Coordination Group, Estacio assisted with the evaluations
of state grant applications
for bioterrorism preparedness in 2002. He is performing similar
work in 2003.
National Nuclear Security Administrator Linton Brooks
interrupted a program briefing by National Ignition Facility
Ed Moses in Washington, D.C., on June 10, 2003, to present him
with NNSA’s Award of Excellence.
The commendation praises Moses for his “vision, planning,
and leadership” and “extraordinary record of sustained
Moses said that he was surprised and humbled. “This award
is shared with everyone in TeamNIF. It was their talent and hard
work that made our successes possible,” he said.
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