COMMANDER'S AWARD FOR CIVILIAN SERVICE

NARRATIVE (LEP)

 

FROM JUNE 2009 TO NOVEMBER 2009, MR. THOMAS BOYLE DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF AS THE BACKBONE OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONAL (LEP) INVESTIGATORS FOR THE 172D INFANTR Y (BLACKHAWK) BRIGADE'S PROSECUTION TASK FORCE. HE WAS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE TEAM'S EFFORT IN  THE BRIGADE'S FOCUS IN RULE OF LAW OPERATIONS, ACROSS FIVE (5) PROVINCES IN MND-S (BABIL, KARBALA, NAJAF, DIWANIYAH, WASIT). HE HAS INVESTIGATED OVER 35 HIGH THREAT SECURITY DETAINEE CASES FOR MND-S.   MR.. BOYLE HAS WORKED ON NUMEROUS LAW ENFORCEMENT MISSIONS DURING HIS MORE THAN THREE YEARS HE HAS SPENT IN IRAQ. HIS PRACTICES AND THE POSITIVE ATMOSPHERE HE ALWAYS BRINGS WITH HIM, HAS CREATED A MUCH DESIRED ENVIRONMENT FOR OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS TO BE IN.

 

MR. BOYLE'S MAIN EFFORT HAS BEEN FOCUSED ON WASIT PROVINCE. WHILE THE BRIGADE WAS TRANSITIONING TO THE ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITY OF WASIT, MR. BOYLE PICKED UP THE WORKLOAD. HE HAS MET WITH ISF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND THE PROVINCIAL RECONSTRUCTION TEAMS TO ENSURE COMMUNICATION WAS OPEN WITH THE PROSECUTION TASK FORCE. MR. BOYLE HAS BEEN ABLE TO OBTAIN WARRANTS FOR ALL OF HIS CASES. HIS INVESTIGATIVE FOCUS IS ON MURDER AND TERRORISM AND HAS SHOWN GREAT PROGRESS WITH CASES MAKING THEIR WAY TO PROVINCIAL COURTS FOR PROSECUTION.

 

MR. BOYLE HAS UTILIZED KNOWN CONTACTS AT THE COMBINED EXPLOSIVES EXPLOITATION CELL (CEXC) AND TF TROY TO ENHANCE PROVINCIAL LEVEL JUDGES' KNOWLEDGE INTO FORENSICE EVIDENCE; ALLOWING COALITION FORCES TO ASSIST ISF WITH INVESTIGATIIONS, LEADING TO PROSECUTION. HIS EFFORTS LED TO THE ARREST, PROSECUTION, AND EXECUTION OF EIGHT (8) TERRORIST BOMB MAKERS IN DIWANIYAH PROVINCE.

 

 

COMMANDER'S AWARD FOR CIVILIAN

SERVICE CITATION {LEP)

 

THE COMMANDER' S AWARD FOR CIVILIAN SERVICE IS HEREBY AWARDED TO MR. THOMAS BOYLE.

 

FOR EXCEPTIONAL AND MERITORIOUS SERVICE WHILE ASSIGNED AS LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONAL (LEP) INVESTIGATOR TO THE 172D INFANTRY (BLACKHAWK) BRIGADE'S PROSECUTION TASK FORCE FROM MAY 2009 TO NOVEMBER 2009. YOUR EXEMPLARY PROFESSIONALISM AND SELFLESS SERVICE, SHAPED AND ENFORCED THE RULE OF LAW DURING OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. YOUR COMMITMENT TO THIS CRITICAL INTERAGENCY PARTNERSHIP MISSION REFLECTS GREAT CREDIT UPON YOURSELF, THE BLACKHAWK PROSECUTION TASK FORCE, AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.