U.S. Missile Defender of the Year Award Ceremonies

The Missile Defender of the Year is awarded to the best U.S. missile defense Solider, Sailor, Airmen and National Guardsmen for the year

ARMY

AIR FORCE

NAVY

NATIONAL GUARD

2010 First Lieutenant Ted M. Kimmey Jr. First Lieutenant Brian K. Yoakam Petty Officer First Class Shawn Andre Walker  Major Michael A. Tobe
2011 Captain Will Andrews Fire Controlman Second Class Petty Officer Mathieu McIntosh Staff Sergeant Craig Davis
2012 Captain Kyle Kirkpatrick Captain Gregory Tengco Fire Controlman Second Class Petty Officer Ronald Barbee Sergeant Aric Wilkins
2013 SSG Nancy A. Wingo  Captain Benjamin C. Szutar Lieutenant Brandon Bridges   Staff Sergeant Nicholas W. Power
2014  SSG MichaelSean McSherry  Lt Col Jerry Frazier  FC2 Bartholomew Ringer SSG Norman D. Perkins III
2015 Captain Jason Roberts Major Michael D. Sward Fire Controlman First Class Petty Officer Elizabeth J. Clark Staff Sergeant Trampas J. Vojtasek
2016 CW2 Kevin M. Kruthers Lt Col Anthony J. Owens PO1 Nathaniel Lynch SSG Caroline Domenech

 



Regional Defenders of the Year

NORAD & USNORTHCOM Missile Warning and Defender of the Year

The award ceremony honors the best excellence of leadership within NORAD and USNORTHCOM, both military and civilian, for missile warning and missile defense.

2016 NORAD & NORTHCOM Missile Warning and Defender of the Year

2015 NORAD & NORTHCOM Missile Warning and Defender of the Year

2014 NORAD and NORTHCOM Missile Warning and Defender of the Year

2013 NORAD and NORTHCOM Missile Warning and Defender of the Year

Peninsula Defenders of the Year

Bringing together the Republic of Korea (R.O.K.) and the United States (U.S.) to honor and recognize each country’s best missile defense crews

2016 Peninsula Defender of the Year

2015 Peninsula Defender of the Year

2014 Peninsula Defender of the Year

2013 Peninsula Defender of the Year

2012 Peninsula Defender of the Year

Alaska Missile Defender of the Year

Honoring those members of the Alaska Army and Air National Guard who operate the U.S. Ground Based Midcourse System.

2016 Alaska Missile Defender of the Year

2015 Alaska Missile Defender of the Year

2014 Alaska Missile Defender of the Year

European Missile Defender of the Year

The award is given to North Atlantic Treaty Organization service members that have made significant contributions to missile defense over the past year. The six selected individuals come from four NATO countries and represent the best in leadership and personal effort, demonstrating their commitment to excellence and their critical role in missile defense in the protection of Europe.

2016 European Missile Defender of the Year

2015 European Missile Defender of the Year

2014 European Missile Defender of the Year

United Arab Emirates Air and Missile Defender of the Year

The event recognized the excellence of the air and missile defenders protecting the United Arab Emirates, and the outstanding team effort between the two nations. This effort spans the reach of  the UAE and U.S. military services on land, sea and air, right down to the leadership and the individual airmen, soldiers and sailors who defend the United Arab Emirates.

2016 United Arab Emirates Air and Missile Defender of the Year

2014 United Arab Emirates Air and Missile Defender of the Year

Okinawa Missile Defender of the Year

Honoring missile defense forces from Japan and the United States of America at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa.

2016 Okinawa Missile Defender of the Year

2015 Okinawa Missile Defender of the Year

2014 Okinawa Missile Defender of the Year

2013 Okinawa Missile Defender of the Year

Pacific Theater Air and Missile Defender of the Year

This award honors the best U.S. war fighters contributing to the integrated air and missile defense network throughout the Pacific theater.

2015 Pacific Theater Air and Missile Defender of the Year


Japan Missile Defender of the Year

The award is given to members of the missile defense community in Japan, which consists of Japan’s Air Force and four participating U.S. military services.

2015 Japan Missile Defender of the Year

2017 Japan Missile Defender of the Year

Guam Missile Defender of the Year

This award recognizes the missile defenders located in the American territory of Guam, where the U.S. Army’s Task Force Talon of the 94th AAMDC deploys the world’s only active THAAD battery site.

2016 Guam Missile Defender of the Year

2015 Guam Missile Defender of the Year


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