Individual Awards and decorations
CIA Intelligence Star for Valor
318TH fis recipient :
Brig. General Dennis B. Sullivan

The Intelligence Star is an award given by the Central Intelligence Agency for a "voluntary act or acts of courage performed under hazardous conditions or for outstanding achievements or services rendered with distinction under conditions of grave risk." The award citation is from the Director of Central Intelligence and specifically cites actions of "extraordinary heroism". This is the second highest award for valor in the Central Intelligence Agency, after the Distinguished Intelligence Cross. It is analogous to the Silver Star, the U.S. military award for extraordinary heroism.

Only a few hundred persons have received this award during the entire history of the CIA. Many of them have been issued posthumously to the family. A majority of the officers that have received the award are from the CIA's Special Activities Division, which generally draws from the U.S. military's most elite units. These units include the Navy's DEVGRU and SEALs; the Army's Delta Force, Special Forces, and Rangers; and the Marine Corps' Force Reconnaissance and MARSOC.