ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An award honoring employees who encourage efficiency and innovation was given to a Marine Corps Veteran.
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) honored one of their employees who took time to volunteer with the local veteran’s communities and the Young Marines.
Anthony Derieux, USCIS officer, was awarded the USCIS Director’s Employee of the Year Award.
This award is only presented to four recipients out of 19,000 employees.
Those who receive this award encourage efficiency and innovation, adhere to the highest standards of moral and ethical conduct, respect and value the inherent dignity, and foster pride in public service.
Through Derieux’s efforts, members of the youth development organization, Enchanted Hills Young Marines, volunteer at naturalization ceremonies helping to welcome new citizens to the Albuquerque community.
The USCIS invites young volunteers to participate as Master of Ceremonies, Color Guard, and to help pass out Certificates of Naturalization to the new citizen at the military naturalization ceremony.
Deriuex is hoping to build character and leadership skills and to teach local youth the value of citizenship by providing the opportunity for the young marines when volunteering at the naturalization ceremonies.