Colorado Springs-based Army unit to receive strategic deterrence mission award

November 18, 2020



Army Col. Michael Hatfield, commander, 100th Missile Defense Brigade, will accept U.S. Strategic Command’s 2019 Omaha Trophy for Global Operations from Rear Adm. William W. “Trey” Wheeler III, USSTRATCOM chief of staff, during a ceremony at U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Headquarters, 3 Vandenberg St., Peterson Air Force Base, Thursday, Nov. 19, at 8:15 a.m.

This is the first time an Army unit -and the first time an Army National Guard unit- has been selected for this prestigious honor, which recognizes outstanding support to the USSTRATCOM mission of strategic deterrence.

“Winning matters and claiming this award is a testament to all the Soldiers of the 100th and their steadfast dedication to our presidentially-directed homeland defense mission,” said Hatfield. “Their accomplishments, mission effectiveness, formal evaluation and inspection results, and meritorious achievements throughout 2019, set them apart from other contenders.”

The Omaha Trophy, which dates back to the U.S. Air Force’s Strategic Air Command, was originally created by the Strategic Air Command Consultation Committee in 1971. At the time, a single trophy was presented annually as a token of appreciation to the command’s best wing. The SCC – an advisory group comprising business leaders in the Omaha area – became the Strategic Command Consultation Committee after the activation of USSTRATCOM in 1992…


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