Anchorage, Alaska | May 19th, 2018
The Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance held its fifth annual Alaska Missile Defender of the Year Award Ceremony in Anchorage, Alaska on Saturday, May 19th, honoring those members of the Alaska Army and Air National Guard who operate the U.S. Ground Based Midcourse Defense System.
The top award presented was the Ted Stevens Award for missile defense, in honor of Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska, a champion of missile defense.
Specialist Jonathan Dasta Cortes
Sergeant Bryan Gonzalez Nieves
Sergeant Bethany Hendren
Staff Sergeant Josef Carstens
First Lieutenant Benjamin Maye
Captain Gilberto Ortiz
Major Bernard Smith
Staff Sergeant Justin Smythson
Technical Sergeant Robert Ives
Technical Sergeant Kit Dawson
Second Lieutenant Sebastian Moore
Captain Sarah Atherton
Lieutenant Colonel Keith Grimes