White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy (at microphones) delivers remarks at the presentation ceremony of the President's Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service. Standing to the right of President Kennedy (left to right): Chairman of the Distinguished Civilian Awards Board and Under Secretary of State, George Ball; member of the Awards Board and Deputy Secretary of Defense, Roswell L. Gilpatric; Executive Secretary of the Awards Board and Chairman of the U.S. Civil Service Commission, John W. Macy, Jr. Standing in the background (left to right): award recipient and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Analysis, Dr. Alain C. Enthoven; Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson; Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McNamara; award recipient and Deputy Commandant for Foreign Affairs of the National War College, Ambassador Winthrop G. Brown; award recipient and Associate Administrator of the Economic Research Service of the Department of Agriculture, Dr. Sherman E. Johnson (in back, mostly hidden); unidentified; award recipient and Director of Air Traffic Service for the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA), David D. Thomas; Secretary of State, Dean Rusk (partially hidden); Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Dr. Leonard Carmichael (in back); Military Aide to the President, General Chester V. Clifton; Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, W. Averell Harriman. Rose Garden, White House, Washington, D.C.