Dr. Raymond Hoff has been awarded the 2012 NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal.
This is NASA's highest form of recognition that is awarded to a Government employee who, by distinguished service, ability, or vision has personally contributed to NASA's advancement of United States' interests. The individual's achievement or contribution must demonstrate a level of excellence that has made a profound or indelible impact on NASA mission success, and therefore, the contribution is so extraordinary that other forms of recognition by NASA would be inadequate.
The entire ceremony can be watched on NASA's YouTube channel. Introduction to the Distinguished Service Medals starts at 28:00 minutes.