IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 15, 2019
Core Values Essential to Ensuring a Safe and Sound Federal Banking System
Dr. Ilene Bezjian, Vice President of Corporate Engagement at the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, discussed the six values embodied in the Medal of Honor (courage and sacrifice, commitment and integrity, citizenship and patriotism) with more 100 employees at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), U.S. Department of the Treasury on Nov. 7. The discussion, part of the OCC’s Veterans Day recognition activities, was live-streamed to branch offices and operating locations across the United States.
“Dr. Bezjian’s discussion with our workforce reinforced our profound appreciation for the service and sacrifice of Medal of Honor Recipients, and all Veterans. The legacy of our nation’s heroes must never be forgotten,” said Morris Morgan, Senior Deputy Comptroller & Chief Operating Officer of the OCC. “We are grateful for the tireless efforts of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation to perpetuate the legacy of the Medal of Honor and inspire all Americans.”
Dr. Bezjian also highlighted the importance of recognizing the unique talents of military Veterans in the federal workplace and reinforced how the six values of the Medal of Honor are essential to a productive and efficient working environment.
“It was a privilege to speak to the Veterans and military family members employed at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency,” said Dr. Bezjian. “The six values embodied in the Medal of Honor are consistent with the core values of the Office of the Comptroller for Currency -- integrity, expertise, collaboration, and the necessity to always exercise good judgment in order to promote a vibrant and diverse banking system that benefits the U.S. economy.”
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the OCC is committed to assuring the health and well-being of the nation’s financial system and has offices in 60 cities nationwide, with 94 supervisory operating locations and four district offices that oversee four geographic regions. The OCC also supervises the international activities of national banks. More information about the OCC at https://www.occ.treas.gov/.
The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation was founded by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. Its mission is to perpetuate the legacy of the Medal of Honor and support the objectives, programs, and activities of the Society. The goal of both organizations is to inspire Americans about
the six values embodied in the Medal of Honor. Currently, there are 71 living recipients of the Medal of Honor. More information can be found at http://www.cmohs.org/.