Over a decade of MDAA’s U.S. Missile Defender of the Year has put forward special recognition of our nation’s best from each of the services for excellence and leadership in the missile defense mission. We would be exceptionally grateful to have you join us to recognize our 2022 Missile Defenders of the Year for their contributions to a momentous year for missile defense as the volume of the threat of missiles used in combat and testing around the world is at the highest numbers in modern history. Our nation continues to adapt, grow and expand the current systems and brings urgency to the development of new capabilities across multiple domains to implement this critical component of U.S. national security. It is, and will always be the value of the Airman, the Guardian, the Solider, the Sailor, and the Guardsman that makes our Air and Missile Defense systems the best in the world. We will honor these young tremendous leaders with you as they inspire who they command and who they are commanded by.
We will celebrate these young leaders together with you, our best leaders, to cultivate the culture of excellence, winning, and development of leadership that the missile defense community has established and excelled. Missile defense has had an exceptional year and it is all about leadership from these young Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Guardians to our national leadership and to your leadership in what you do for missile defense to enable the systems that these young men and women operate and command to make our nation and our world a safer place.
Dinner will be served. Guests are invited to attend.