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