2020 Indo-Pacific Air & Missile Defender of the Year

The Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance held 2020 Indo-Pacific Air & Missile Defender of the Year Award Ceremony at Honolulu, Hawaii and virtually on Thursday, April 15, 2021. The event honored Air and Missile Defenders from the U.S. Army Pacific, U.S. Pacific Fleet, U.S. Pacific Air Forces, and the Space Force. These Soldiers, Sailor, Airman, and Guardian demonstrated outstanding leadership excellence in air and missile defense in 2020 and directly contributed to the security of the United States homeland and allies in the Indo-Pacific.

2020 Indo-Pacific Air & Missile Defenders of the Year:

U.S. Pacific Air Forces Awardee

Captain Ryan Vath
613th Air Operations Center, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

U.S. Pacific Fleet Awardee

Lieutenant Simon Mansonhing
USS John Finn (DDG-113) – Naval Base San Diego, California

U.S. Army Pacific Awardees

Lieutenant Colonel William Hunter III
94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Robert Finley
94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

U.S. Space Force Awardee

Technical Sergeant Jeremiah Tillery
613th Air Operations Center, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

Event Program

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Defenders of the Year