2018 European Missile Defender of the Year

Berlin, Germany / October 27, 2018

The Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance held its fifth annual European Missile Defender of the Year Award Ceremony in Berlin, Germany on Saturday October 27, 2018. The event honored missile defenders from the NATO alliance for their exemplary service. These service members demonstrated outstanding leadership excellence in missile defense for the last year and directly contributed to the security of NATO and Europe.

2018 European Missile Defenders of the Year:

Lieutenant Colonel José Alberto Muñoz Martínez

Spain’s 2018 European Missile Defender of the Year

Award presented by Colonel Ramón Farré Rebull; Defence Attache at the Spanish Embassy in Berlin, Spanish Army


Mr. Daniel Tosh

NATO’s Civilian 2018 European Missile Defender of the Year

Award presented by Mr. Peter D. Woodmansee; Chief, Integrated Air and Missile Defense & Program Manager, HQ U.S. European Command


Chief Petty Officer Jeremiah Wright

U.S. Naval Forces Europe 2018 European Missile Defender of the Year

Award presented by Captain Jonathan Lipps; Deputy Commander Task Force 64, CNE-CNA-C6F Deputy Director of Tomahawk Strike Operations, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, U.S. Naval Forces Africa


Staff Sergeant Nathan Kavanagh

U.S. Army Europe 2018 European Missile Defender of the Year

Award presented by Colonel David Shank; Commander, 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, U.S. Army Europe


Warrant Officer Willem Dorenbos

Netherlands 2018 European Missile Defender of the Year

Award presented by Commodore Dick van Ingen; Director of Policy Ministry of Defence, Royal Netherlands Air Force


Staff Sergeant Randall Norris

U.S. Army National Guard 2018 European Missile Defender of the Year

Award presented Brigadier General David Meyer; Deputy Director of U.S. European Command, Plans and Operations


Master Sergeant Kelli Anguiano

U.S. Air Forces in Europe 2018 European Missile Defender of the Year

Award presented by Brigadier General Richard Moore, Jr.; Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa


Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Lynch

NATO 2018 European Missile Defender of the Year

Award presented by Brigadier General Karsten Stoye; Deputy Chief of Staff Operations, NATO’s Headquarters Allied Air Command


Senior Master Sergeant Thomas Franke

Career Achievement 2018 European Missile Defender of the Year

Award presented by Brigadier General Michael Gschossmann; Commander, Ground-Based Units Air Force Forces Command, German Air Force


Commander j. g. Stefan Becker

Germany’s 2018 European Missile Defender of the Year

Award presented by Rear Admiral Ulrich Reineke; Director of Plans and Policy, DEU Principal Maritime Theatre Missile Defence Forum, German Navy


Event Program

EU Program Final

Audio Recording of the Event

 

Defenders of the Year

International Cooperation