Myrick awarded the National Intelligence Distinguished Public Service Medal
by Staff Writer
This is the highest award an individual who is not officially part of the Intelligence Community can attain.
The award is given to a person who has provided “extraordinary contributions in support of the Intelligence Community.”
“I’m honored to have received this award from the Director of National Intelligence,” said Myrick. “It’s been one of the great privileges of my career to have served on the House Intelligence Committee, and I have a great respect for the Intelligence personnel who put their lives on the line each day to help secure this country.”
Rep. Myrick’s citation reads, “In recognition of her extraordinary service to the nation, Rep. Myrick has been a steadfast ally of the Intelligence Community during her 18 years of service in the United States House of representatives, and her commitment to ensuring the community has the tools and resources needed to succeed is unparalleled.
Her years of public service and unwavering support for the men and women of the Intelligence Community is matched only by her dedication to its critical mission.
Through her leadership on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Representative Myrick provided the critical support, oversight, and thoughtful direction to counterterrorism programs and initiatives in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that helped transform yesterday’s intelligence capabilities to meet today’s intelligence challenges, all while ensuring American values were not compromised. Building on her experience as an intelligence customer, Representative Myrick provided invaluable counsel and served as a critical yet encouraging advisor. Her measured and constructive critiques have brought about significant changes that have improved every aspect of the intelligence process and counterterrorism efforts. Representative Myrick’s service reflects the highest commitment to the security of the nation.”