Honours

Geof standing for a photograph during an interview.I am humbled to have been recognized with a number of honours and awards over the years.

 

Geof sitting at his computer.
In 2015 I placed 2nd in the Georgia Commute Options Telework Week Photo Contest.

 

 

 

 

Barbara pinning Geof with the Presidential Call To Service Award.I have been awarded the President’s Call To Service Award in 2013 for my over 4000 hours of volunteer service to the community. Barbara is pinning on my award pin in the photo and in the background are the United States flag and the Georgia State flag both flown in recognition of this award.

 

Picture of Geof's commission as a Lieutenant Colonel.
I was appointed a Lieutenant Colonel, Aide-de-Camp Governor’s Staff by Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal in 2012.  “In reposing especial trust in your patriotism, valor and fidelity.”

 

 

 

 

 

Geof holding his Hometown Hero Award.I am honoured to be the 2011 American Red Cross, East Georgia, Citizenship Hometown Hero. “Celebrating the Heroes among us who have acted courageously, saved lives, prevented tragedy, or given extraordinarily of themselves.”

 

 

 

A picture of one of Geof's Presidential Volunteer Service AwardsI have received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award several times for my volunteer work.
2005, 1998 – Gold Level President’s Volunteer Service Award, Awarded for more than 500 hours of volunteer service in one year.
2011, 2008, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999 – Silver Level President’s Volunteer Service Award, Awarded for between 250 and 499 hours of volunteer service in one year. 

2013, 2010, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2003 – Bronze Level President’s Volunteer Service Award, Awarded for between 100 and 249 hours of volunteer service in one year.

In 2010 I was a Member of the Year Nominee, for the Georgia Community Emergency Response Team. “In recognition of your service to the Community Emergency Response Team.”

A photo of Geof's Doctorate of Divinity.I was granted a Doctorate of Divinity, honoris causa, by the Universal Life Church in 2003. “In recognition of service to humanity and the Church.”

Researching ways to improve scientist's access to data. Programming software to solve humanity's problems. Disseminating emergency preparedness knowledge. Sharing knowledge about science. Practicing amateur radio. Serving humanity through volunteer efforts.