Glynco GA. The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) held a ceremony today to recognize the 2019 and 2020 FLETC Honor Graduates of the Year. Usually an annual event, the ceremony was conducted jointly as the 2019 event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2019 and the 2020 Honor Graduates were from the same partner organization, The U.S. National Park Service. U.S. Park Ranger Sean Nelb, Colorado National Monument, Colorado, is the 2019 Honor Graduate. U.S Park Ranger Dillon O’Brien, Yosemite National Park, California, is the 2020 Honor Graduate.
Both Ranger Nelb and Ranger O’Brien were graduates of FLETC’s Land Management Police Training (LMPT), one of three basic training programs conducted by FLETC.
Nelb, a graduate of class LMPT-1902, was chosen honor graduate from 2019 out of over 21,000 other basic students. O’Brien, a graduate of class LMPT-2003A, was the honor graduate from 2020 selected out of over 14,000 other basic students.
The ceremony was held in FLETC-Glynco Bldg. 912 and live-streamed for those who could not attend in person. In prepared remarks, Director Thomas J. Walters stated, “Today we’re going to recognize and applaud the performance of two individuals, students, whose performance in academics and skills exceeded all others that year.”
Deputy Director William Fallon presented the awards to each of the Rangers. Fallon remarked, “Winning this award is a tremendous accomplishment, and for an agency, The U.S National Park Service, to do it twice in a row is incredible. Truly a reflection on your entire agency, your leadership, your training cadre, and your recruiting efforts. Very nice job!”
FLETC provides career-long training to law enforcement professionals to help them fulfill their responsibilities safely and proficiently. Through strategic partnerships, FLETC prepares the federal law enforcement community to safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values.
Ranger Sean Nelb, 2019 FLETC Honor Graduate and Ranger Dillon O’Brien 2020 FLETC Honor Graduate (Photo by Brandon Spragins, FLETC/OPA)