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Massachusetts Public Safety former Sec. Kevin Burke receives award 
 
Award ceremony 
Maj. Gen. Joseph C. Carter, The Adjutant General of Massachusetts and Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Sellars, commander of the Massachusetts Army National Guard (left) presents the Commander’s Award for Public Service to former Secretary of Public Safety and Security of Massachusetts, Kevin M. Burke at Joint Force Headquarters, Milford, Mass., Jan. 14, 2010. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. James Sahady)
By Army Maj. James Sahady, Massachusetts National Guard Public Affairs 

MILFORD
, Mass.
Maj. Gen. Joseph C. Carter, The Adjutant General of Massachusetts presented the Commander’s Award for Public Service to former Sec. Kevin M. Burke, Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the Massachusetts National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Milford on Jan. 14, 2010.

The Commander’s Award for Public Service is given to recognize service or achievements that contribute significantly to the accomplishment of the mission of an Army activity, command or staff agency.

Carter said, “Your personal commitment, dedication and superior leadership have set the conditions for development of security and safety protocols that have protected the citizens of the commonwealth. You have lead a diverse organization comprised of 15 departments and agencies providing sound guidance and unwavering support.”

Burke governed multiple agencies ranging including but not limited to: state prison paroles, fire services, the state medical examiner, state police, municipal police training committee, National Guard and the department of corrections.

“Your support of the Massachusetts National Guard is sincerely appreciated and has set the highest standard. You have exemplified what civilian public service means and have earned our unending respect and gratitude,” said Carter.

1/22/2010