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Soldiers of the 94th AAMDC, Hawaii; April 15th, 2021.

We are honored to announce on behalf of the State of Hawaii, State Senate President, Ron Kouchi put forth a congratulations to the Indo-Pacific Air and Missile Defenders of the year for 2020. 

One Community, One Team in Unity for the common defense and Deterrence for the Indo Pacific.

The Senate

Honoring And Congratulating

The Recipients Of The

2020 Indo-Pacific Air And Missile Defender Of The Year From The Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance

The Senate of the State of Hawai‘i takes great pride in recognizing outstanding individuals who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the betterment of our nation, and their role in defending our homeland, armed forces, and allies. It is a pleasure and a distinct privilege for us to formally recognize the following individuals:

USARPAC Awardees (2):

LTC William C. Hunter III CW3 

Robert Finley 

PACFLT Awardee:

LT Simon Mansonhing 

PACAF Awardee:

CAPT Ryan R. Vath 

Space Force Awardee:

TSgt Jeremiah Tillery

The Indo-Pacific Air and Missile Defender of the Year Awards was created in 2011 by The Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance and recognizes exceptional individuals for their superior performance in missile and air defense. This award acknowledges a member for their outstanding contributions from each branch of the United States Armed Forces, that currently deploys a U.S. missile defense system. They are truly an inspiration to their subordinates, peers, and superiors.

The Senate of the Thirty-First Legislature hereby recognizes, commends, and gratefully extends its most sincere Mahalo to the awardees of the 2020 INDO-PACIFIC AIR AND MISSILE DEFENDER OF THE YEAR AWARDS PRESENTED BY THE MISSILE DEFENSE ADVOCACY ALLIANCE for their faithful service, dedication and commitment to their country; more so, the State of Hawai‘i, and expresses its warmest Aloha and Best Wishes for their continued success in all future endeavors.

Done this 15th day of April 2021.

State Capitol, Honolulu, Hawai‘i

Ronald D. Kouchi, President of the Senate; The 31st Legislature

Certificate No. 96 Carol Taniguchi, Clerk of the Senate

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