Two OSI agents receive Bronze Star Medals for their work overseas

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  • By James C. Dillard
  • OSI Public Affairs
Special Agents Adam Lohman and Angelina Montecalvo were recognized for their efforts in support of coalition operations in Afghanistan and Qatar at a Bronze Star Medal ceremony held in their honor October 25.

Both agents received a Bronze Star Medal in the ceremony, which was held at the Marine Corps Museum at Quantico, Va.

Lohman received the medal for his work as the special agent in charge of OSI's Expeditionary Detachment 2416, Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan. During his tenure at EDet. 2416, Lohman led counter-threat operations in dozens of outside the wire missions, helping to prevent future attacks on U.S. forces and their coalition partners.

Montecalvo served her time in Qatar as the 24th Expeditionary Field Investigations Squadron superintendent at Al Udeid Air Base. Her efforts assisted with a vast informant network for the collection, analysis and dissemination of thousands of actionable and tactical intelligence reports.

The Bronze Star was originally authorized by Executive Order No. 9419 on Feb. 4, 1944. It is awarded for heroic or meritorious achievement of service, not involving aerial flight in connection with operations against an opposing armed force. On the back side of the medal are the words, "Heroic or meritorious achievement."