Exceptional Collector Award

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The DCI Exceptional Collector National HUMINT Award is a decoration awarded annually by the U.S. Director of Central Intelligence to recognize individuals and groups for improved Human Intelligence (HUMINT) collection and reporting of information that is of significant value to the U.S. intelligence community.

Notable Recipients[edit]

  • Ambassador J. Cofer Black, Former Director of the CIA's Counterterrorist Center (1994)[1]
  • Lt. Col. Roger S. Dong. US Military attache, Taiwan (1996)
  • Special Agent Ronald T.Guerin. East Asia Section, Counterintelligence Division, FBI. (1991)
  • Jonathan Hilyard, Task Force 168, Office of Naval Intelligence (1993)
  • CWO-4 David E. Mann. US Army Counterintelligence Agent, Central America, (1995?)
  • Jonathan Hilyard, DH-4, Defense HUMINT Service, Defense Intelligence Agency (1995)
  • Ambassador Carol A. Rodley, US Ambassador to Cambodia [2]
  • Ivan and Teresa Sarac, Defense Attache Office (Army), US Embassy Belgrade and Zagreb. The Saracs are the only husband and wife team to have received this award twice [3]
  • Marc J. Sievers, Political Officer Mission, U.S. Embassy to Egypt, (198?)
  • Mark Kelton, former Deputy Director of the National Clandestine Service for Counterintelligence.[4]


  1. ^ Steven & Gunaratna; Graeme C. S. Steven; Rohan Gunaratna (2004). Counterterrorism: a reference handbook. ABC-CLIO. p. 188. ISBN 1-85109-666-3.
  2. ^ Official State Department Biography, http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/biog/111340.htm
  3. ^ . Military intelligence corps hall of fame inductees 2007, Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin, April 1, 2007..
  4. ^ "Mark Kelton, MA". Daniel Morgan Academy. Archived from the original on May 20, 2017. Kelton has more than fifteen years of overseas service, to include four Chief of Station assignments. He also served as the Associate Deputy Director of the Clandestine Service for Technology where he was responsible for the selection, testing and deployment of all technology used by the Clandestine Service in pursuit of its clandestine mission; the Deputy Chief of East Asia Division, Directorate of Operations where he assisted in the direction of all CIA intelligence operations, activities and programs in East Asia, to include engagement with foreign partners; the Chief of Operations, Central Eurasia Division, Directorate of Operations where he assisted in the direction of all CIA operations, activities and programs in Eastern Europe and Eurasia; and as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director for Operations. He is the recipient of numerous awards and commendations, including the CIA Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the Director of National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the CIA Director’s Award, the CIA Intelligence Medal of Merit, the William J. Donovan Award (twice), the CIA Exceptional Human Intelligence Collector Award, and the Intelligence Community Seal Medallion.