The FBI’s Washington Field Office recently presented the Director’s Award for Exceptional Service in the Public Interest to McLean resident Andrew Borene, a U.S. combat veteran and current member of the U.S. intelligence community supporting the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity as a senior advisor from Booz Allen Hamilton.
On March 15, Borene — while acting upon his own initiative as a private citizen — came to the aid of a woman being violently assaulted, FBI officials said.
Without regard for his own safety, Borene intervened in separating a male who was assaulting the woman in the middle of a busy highway, officials said. He then held the offender on the ground until police arrived.
As a result of Borene’s unflagging intervention into this situation, he too was physically assaulted by the male, FBI officials said. As a result of his efforts, Borene incurred significant head trauma and had to undergo surgery to save his eye.
The award was signed by former FBI Director James Comey and delivered by the men and women of the FBI Washington Field Office.