FORT LEE, Va. -- The Task Force Eagle command team, Maj. Gen. Mark Simerly and Command Sgt. Maj. Jorge Escobedo recognized Hillary Ingraham, Department of State senior representative, for her outstanding leadership and invaluable contributions to the task force and US Northern Command’s support to Operation Allies Refuge, August 10, 2021, at Fort Lee.
Ingraham was presented with an Army Public Service Commendation Medal. The award consists of a bronze medal, lapel button, and certificate. It’s given to recognize service or achievements that contribute significantly to the accomplishment of the mission of an Army activity, command, or staff agency, according to Army regulation.
Simerly and Escobedo both personally express their appreciation for her leadership as an interagency partner and her commitment to excellence.
Task Force Eagle was established by U.S. Northern Command, in support of the Department of State to provide transportation, medical screening and temporary housing for Afghan special immigrant applicants recently relocated to the United States to complete the final steps of the immigration process.
The initiative follows through on America’s commitment to Afghan citizens who have helped the United States, and provides them essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan, where they and their families can complete the Special Immigrant Visa process safely.