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U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Keith Dayton, director of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies based here, presents a Superior Civilian Service Award to Professor Steven Monaco during a farewell ceremony on May 13. (Marshall Center photos by U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda Moncada /RELEASED)

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (May 16, 2016) –  U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Keith Dayton, director of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies based here, presents a Superior Civilian Service Award to Professor Steven Monaco during a farewell ceremony on May 13.

This award was presented to Monaco in recognition for his service as the Director of the Program on Countering Transnational Organized Crime from Dec. 1, 2013 to May 14, 2016.

From the certificate: “Professor Monaco excelled at designing, planning, coordinating and executing the first iteration of the Countering Narcotics and Illicit Trafficking course, and its successor, CTOC. He also successfully planned and executed the first community of interest events, touching a combined total of more than 430 international government participant from 65 nations.”

In addition, Monaco also participated in multiple non-resident and alumni events in Greece, Kosovo, Turkey and Ukraine.

Monaco’s family, friends and colleagues attended the farewell ceremony.

Monaco is headed to the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C.