Office of the Spokesman
December 5, 2008
The 2008 Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) Secretary of State's Award for Voluntary Service Overseas Recipients
The Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) has announced the selection of six geographic bureau winners for the 2008 Secretary of State’s Award for Voluntary Service Overseas (SOSA). Released on December 5, 2008
The SOSA Award recognizes U.S. Government employees, family members, and members of household at embassies and consulates who gave exceptional volunteer service to their communities, Mission or host country, or rendered outstanding assistance in emergencies.
This year’s award recipients include:
Sherilynn R. Tounger – Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (AF)
Amy E. Robinson – Rangoon, Burma (EAP)
Bridget L. Guerrero – Ankara, Turkey (EUR-IO)
Susan C. Mattes – Baghdad, Iraq (NEA)
Calvin L. McQueen – Karachi, Pakistan (SCA)
Ellen J. Brager – Santo Domingo (WHA)
A brief synopsis of the volunteer activity that earned each their award can be found at: http://aafsw.org/awards/sosa/2008winners.htm.
Members of the press who wish to attend the award ceremony should contact Doug Wertman at (202) 647-2554, or Brenda Greenberg at (202) 647-4282.