2020 Alaska Missile Defender of the Year

Virtual | September 26th, 2020

The Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance held its seventh annual Alaska Missile Defender of the Year Award Ceremony virtually on Saturday, September 26th, 2020, honoring those members of the Alaska Army National Guard, Alaska Air National Guard, and U.S. Air Force who operate and defend the Air Operations Center for the Alaska Air Identification Zone, the U.S. Ground Based Midcourse Defense System, the Cobra Dane Radar, Upgraded Early Warning Radar, and the future Long-Range Discrimination Radar.

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.

611th Air Operations Center

Airman First Class Carson Willard

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Master Sergeant Brandon Renko

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Captain Samuel Keller

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Major Karlton Wolf

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Major Brieanna Carroll

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Ft. Greely Base Defenders

Specialist Emanuel Diaz Santiago

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Sergeant Vincent Weiters

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Ft. Greely Top Crew (Echo Crew)

Staff Sergeant Matthew Myers

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Staff Sergeant Alberto Galicia

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First Lieutenant Kyle Rehberg

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Captain Gilberto Ortiz

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Major Terri Homestead

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Cobra Dane Radar

Master Sergeant Tariq Simpson

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Clear Air Force Station Base Defenders

Staff Sergeant Matthew Dunlap

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Staff Sergeant Gersom Rivera

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Clear Air Force Station Top Crew

Staff Sergeant Kenneth Jewitt

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Captain Kevin Nelson

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Ted Stevens Memorial Award for Best Alaskan Missile Defender

Master Sergeant Daniel Kennett

 

 

Event Program

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2020 Final Program

 

 

 

Defenders of the Year