2018 NORAD & USNORTHCOM Missile Warning and Defender of the Year Award Ceremony

The Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance held its sixth annual NORAD and USNORTHCOM Missile Warning and Defender of the Year Award Ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday June 1, 2018. The event honored Missile Defenders from USNORTHCOM and servicemen from the United States and Canada involved in Missile Warning for NORAD. These servicemen and civilians demonstrated outstanding leadership excellence in missile defense and missile warning for the year 2017 and directly contributed to the security of the United States and Canada.

2018 NORAD and NORTHCOM Missile Warners and Defenders of the Year:

U.S. Northern Command

Mr. Anhtuan Wilson

USNORTHCOM Civilian Missile Defender of the Year Awardee

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Major Michelle Olinger

USNORTHCOM Military Missile Defender of the Year Awardee

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Major Edward Ziembinski

USNORTHCOM Military Missile Defender of the Year Nominee

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Lieutenant Colonel Michael Tobey

USNORTHCOM Career Achievement Awardee

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Colonel John Wanat

USNORTHCOM Career Achievement Awardee

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North American Aerospace Defense Command

Technical Sergeant Michael A. Benson

NORAD NCO Missile Warning Professional of the Year Nominee

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Technical Sergeant Jeremiah Grenfell

NORAD NCO Missile Warning Professional of the Year Nominee

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Master Sergeant Clint Gust

NORAD NCO Missile Warning Professional of Year Awardee

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Major Justin Jones

NORAD Officer Missile Warning Professional of the Year Nominee

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Lieutenant Colonel John Ferko

NORAD Officer Missile Warning Professional of the Year Nominee

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Lieutenant Colonel Mark Payton

NORAD Officer Missile Warning Professional of the Year Awardee

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460th Operations Group

Senior Airman Jacquelynne Kidd

460th Operations Group Awardee

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Senior Airman Julianne Loli

460th Operations Group Awardee

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Senior Airman Roy McDavid

460th Operations Group Awardee

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Staff Sergeant Diego Rojas

460th Operations Group Awardee

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Technical Sergeant Bradley Bahley

460th Operations Group Awardee

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Master Sergeant Johnathon Lubuguin

460th Operations Group Awardee

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First Lieutenant Marques Stevenson

460th Operations Group Awardee

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First Lieutenant John Bierman

460th Operations Group Awardee

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Captain Nathan Beckler

460th Operations Group Awardee

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Captain Mark Conque

460th Operations Group Awardee

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Event Program

CO_Program Final

Audio from the Event

 

Defenders of the Year

International Cooperation