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Director Benjamine C. Huffman

FLETC Colleagues,

Please join us in congratulating FLETC Chief Counsel Bryan Lemons on receiving the Meritorious Senior Executive Service (SES) Presidential Rank Award.  The Office of Personnel Management recently announced President Biden’s selection of the 2023 awardees for this prestigious honor, which recognizes a select group of career SES members with a sustained record of exceptional leadership, accomplishments, and service. 

“For 22 years, Chief Counsel Lemons has served in multiple leadership positions across the FLETC enterprise,” said FLETC Director Benjamine Huffman. “During that time, Mr. Lemons has exemplified the highest quality of leadership, professional integrity, executive management, and commitment to the highest ideals of public service. Congratulations, Chief Counsel Lemons; it is an extraordinary honor working with you.”

Mr. Lemons received the award as the FLETC Assistant Director (AD) of the Mission Readiness and Support Directorate. While AD, Lemons oversaw the award of more than 7,100 contracts with a value exceeding $866 million, including nearly $70 million for two new dormitories, approximately $43.5 million for new tactical training venues, and over $14 million for new classrooms and office spaces. He led FLETC's Facilities and Services Team, part of the training reconstitution efforts in response to COVID-19, resulting in the successful training of more than 55,000 law enforcement officers and agents during the pandemic. Furthermore, he established FLETC's Training Venue Liaison position and subsequent team positions dedicated to holistically managing and completing training venue projects to maintain the resiliency and functionality of FLETC's training venues through continued training growth, resulting in approximately $4 million in cost avoidance in the first year and $12 million since its inception.

“I am tremendously honored to receive one of the most prestigious awards in the career civil service,” said Chief Counsel Lemons. “This award truly belongs to all personnel in the Mission Readiness and Support Directorate. I was humbled to serve as their Assistant Director, and this award recognizes all their hard work and efforts.”

Congratulations to Chief Counsel Bryan Lemons!

Benjamine C. Huffman              Kai J. Munshi
Director                                            Deputy Director