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White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy presents the President's Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service to Director of Air Traffic Service for the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA), David D. Thomas (center, behind microphones), at a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House, Washington, D.C. Administrator of the FAA, Najeeb Halaby, and Chairman of the Distinguished Civilian Awards Board and Under Secretary of State, George Ball (mostly hidden on edge of frame), observe at right. Standing in the background (left to right): member of the Awards Board and Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), Anthony J. Celebrezze; award recipient and Director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Dr. Fred L. Whipple (in back); Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McNamara; Secretary of State, Dean Rusk; award recipient and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Analysis, Dr. Alain C. Enthoven (in back); award recipient and Deputy Commandant for Foreign Affairs of the National War College, Ambassador Winthrop G. Brown; Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Dr. Leonard Carmichael; Military Aide to the President, General Chester V. Clifton.