2019 New Jersey Reception of Champions

The Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance hosted the 4th annual New Jersey Reception of Champions on Decebmer 13, 2019 in Camden, New Jersey. The purpose of this event was to recognize the critical role New Jersey plays as home to some of our nation’s best missile defense engineers and warfighters and additionally this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Aegis Combat System.

We were honored to be joined by Rear Admiral Tom Druggan and Captain Phillip Mlynarski to commemorate our Navy Aegis Air and Missile Defense Champions. The Champion engineers and developers of the Aegis Combat System and the Long-Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) were recognized in New Jersey for their excellence as being part of the team that is making the world a safer place.

2019 New Jersey Warfighter Missile Defense Champions

ET1 Phillip Ott
FCA1 Michael Sheldon

2019 New Jersey Engineer Missile Defense Champions

Yusif Akhund
Kim Tighe
AJ Zampella
Thom John Sooy
Mike Wolfrom
Warren Mak
Pat Carroll
Kayla O’Malley
Chris Gillotte
Brett Helbig
Joanis Ploumitsakos
Derrick Walker

2019 New Jersey Aegis TechRep Missile Defense Champions

FCA1 Evan Horn
FCA1 Nicholas Savage
FCA1 Nicholas Adams
John Chiesa
Mike Orlando
Stephen Palmer
Cameron MacGregor

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NJ 2019 ROC Riki Transcript