The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) has recognized Jeremy Miles of Orange, California, as their 2016 Honor Graduate of the Year.
Miles is a special agent with the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS), the worldwide law enforcement and security arm of the U.S. Department of State.
Scott Moretti, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the DSS Training Directorate, congratulated Special Agent Miles at the ceremony held today at FLETC in Glynco, Georgia.
“Very few people receive this award. It is reserved for a very elite group of men and women. Jeremy, your excellent academic and physical achievements have put you in a special league. I’m proud we get to call you one of our own,” Moretti said.
In fiscal year 2016, FLETC trained more than 70,000 law enforcement officers and agents in a basic or advanced training program. The Honor Graduate of the Year award is given annually to the FLETC graduate with the highest academic average.
Special Agent Miles achieved an academic average of 99.57 per cent, a firearms score of 288 out of 300, and a physical efficiency average of 95 per cent. In addition, his performance qualifies him as a firearms “expert” and earned him a Distinguished Fitness Award.
Special Agent Miles is currently detailed to the DSS Washington Field Office. In addition to his investigative work, he also has supported several protective details for visiting foreign dignitaries.
Special Agent Miles graduated from Lutheran High School in 2008. He is the son of Jean and Sam Miles.
He graduated from Duke University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy Studies. Before joining DSS in 2016, he was an intelligence analyst with the FBI.
DSS has special agents assigned to U.S. diplomatic missions overseas and field offices throughout the United States. DSS special agents conduct passport and visa fraud investigations worldwide and are responsible for security at more than 270 U.S. diplomatic facilities in more than 170 countries around the world.