Sergeant Aric Wilkins, Army National Guard

2012 U.S. Missile Defenders of the Year

Sergeant Aric E. Wilkins, a native of Pickens, South Carolina.

From 2009 to present Sergeant Wilkins serves as Communications Operator for the 49th Missile Defense Battalion, Alaska Army National Guard. From 2002 to 2009 Wilkins served as Air Defense Gunner/Team Chief for the 2nd/ 263rd ADA, South Carolina Army National Guard.
Sergeant Wilkins’ decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” Device, and Army Service Ribbon.

Defenders of the Year

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