At the July 28 Virginia Port Authority Board of Commissioners meeting, Chairman John Milliken presented Sgt. Joseph Green with the W. Wright Harrison Award medal.
Virginia Port Authority police officer Sgt. Joseph Green has been named the recipient of the 2009 W. Wright Harrison Award.
The service award is presented annually by the Virginia Port Authority Board of Commissioners to an outstanding employee of the agency. The award is named after the late W. Wright Harrison, who was a vice chairman of the VPA board; nominees are chosen by their peers.
As the sergeant of Special Operations, Green is active member of the port community and has served with the VPA Police Department since July 2004. He began his career as a patrol officer and was promoted to his current rank in July 2007. Since December 2008, Green has been the sole active member of the department’s Special Operations Division and successfully serves as the acting commander in the absence of both a lieutenant and captain.
Prior to joining the force, Sgt. Green was a captain with the Portsmouth Fire Department.
“Sgt. Green is a premier example of a dedicated and conscientious steward of the Port of Hampton Roads and has provided outstanding service to both the organization and the community,” said John G. Milliken, chairman of the VPA board, during the presentation ceremony.