Previous Award Recipients

2019

Jared C. Kushner – Advisor to the President of the United States
Peter T. King – Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives
Nicholas P. Zito – American Horse Trainer, Zito Training

2018

Kirstjen M. Nielsen – United States Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
George J. Tenet – Director, Central Intelligence Agency (ret.)
Randolph D. Alles – Director, United States Secret Service

2017

Michael R. Pompeo – Director, Central Intelligence Agency
Eileen Drake – CEO, Aerojet Rocketdyne

2016

John O. Brennan – Director, Central Intelligence Agency
General Robert B. Neller – Commandant, United States Marine Corps
Paul Gigot – Editor, Wall Street Journal
James P. O’Neill – Commissioner, New York City Police Department

2015

Admiral Michael Rogers – Director, National Security Agency
Maurice R. Greenberg – Chairman and CEO, C.V. Starr Companies
Charles G. Koch – Chairman of the Board and CEO, Koch Industries, Inc
Admiral Eric T. Olson – Commander, Special Operations, United States Navy (ret.)
Lon Augustenborg – Senior Operations Officer, Central Intelligence Agency (ret.)
Princell Hair – Senior Vice President, News and Talent, NBC Sports Group

2014

Michael T. Flynn – Director, Defense Intelligence Agency
William J. Bratton – Commissioner, New York City Police Department
Steve Buscemi – Actor and First-Responder Activist

2013

Richard B. Cheney – Vice President of the United States
Dr. Mehmet C. Oz – Physician & Television Personality
Meir Dagan – Director, Israeli Central Intelligence (ret.)
Gregory H. Friedman – Inspector General, United States Department of Energy

2012

Timothy Michael Dolan – Cardinal, Archdiocese of New York
Joseph F. Dunford – Assistant Commandant, United States Marine Corps
Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. – District Attorney, New York County
Tommy Lasorda – Vice President, Los Angeles Dodgers

2011

James Rick Perry – Governor, State of Texas
William H. McRaven – Commander, Joint Special Operations Command, United States Navy

2010

Daniel Rothschil – Director, Institute for Policy & Strategy, IDC
(ret. Israeli Defense Force General)
James F. Amos – 35th Commandant, United States Marine Corps
Raymond W. Kelly – Commissioner, New York City Police Department

2009

James T. Conway – 34th Commandant, United States Marine Corps
Robert M. Morgenthau – District Attorney, New York County

2008

David A. Paterson – Governor, State of New York
William J. O’Reilly, Jr. – Fox News Commentator

2007

Frances Fragos Townsend – Advisor to the President of the United States, Homeland Security
Oscar B. Goodman – Mayor, Las Vegas, Nevada

2006

Michael Chertoff – United States Secretary, Department of Homeland Security

2005

William J. Clinton – President of the United States
Michael R. Bloomberg – Mayor, City of New York
Edward M. Egan – Cardinal, Archdiocese of New York
Sonia M. Sotomayor – Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court

2004

Mortimer B. Zuckerman – Chairman and CEO, Boston Properties
Jerome Jerry A. Seinfeld – Entertainer and Philanthropist

2003

Tom J. Ridge – United States Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
Rupert Murdoch – Chairman and Chief Executive, News Corporation
Thomas F. Hall – Assistant Secretary, Department of Defense

2002

Dr. Henry K. Kissinger – Former United States Secretary of State
Jeanine F. Pirro – District Attorney, Westchester County
Howard P. Milstein – Chairman, Emigrant Savings Bank

2001

Rudolph Giuliani – Mayor, City of New York

2000

Barry R. McCaffrey – Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy
Edward D. Miller – Chairman, AXA Financial
Jamie B. Coulter – Chairman, Lone Star Steakhouses

1999

John J. O’Connor – Cardinal, Archdiocese of New York

1998

Kevin T. Duffy – United States District Judge
Michael B. Mukasey – United States District Judge

1997

Alfonse M. D’Amato – United States Senator
Howard Safir – Commissioner, New York City Police Department

1996

George E. Pataki – Governor, State of New York
Raymond J. Kelly – Under Secretary for Enforcement, United States Treasury Department

1995

Louis J. Freeh – Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation