This year's youngest federal leader to win a Service to America medal

Tate Jarrow, a West Point graduate and Secret Service special agent, is the winner of the 2016 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal in the Call to Service category for federal employees who are 35-years old or younger. Jarrow, who is being honored with the medal on Tuesday for the critical role he played in two major international cybercrime investigations, spoke with Tom Fox about his commitment to public service, his view on leadership and his experiences with the Secret Service.

"Tate is one of the preeminent cyber investigators in the federal government," Scott Sarafian, a Secret Service assistant to the special agent in charge, told the Partnership for Public Service about his work. "He understands the dark web and how money moves."

Fox is a guest writer for On Leadership and the vice president for leadership and innovation at the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service. The conversation has been edited for length and clarity.