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Dedication and Professionalism of AZ Wing Members Recognized

I am pleased to announce the 2017 Arizona Wing Award Winners. These individuals have served AZWG and CAP with dedication and professionalism, performing well above the standard requirements and expectations of our organization. These awards were presented at the Arizona Wing Conference in Flagstaff, 2-3 June 2017.

AZ WING OF THE YEAR AWARDS*

Aerospace Education Officer of the Year – 2d Lt Kevin Hopwood
Cadet of the Year- C/Lt Col Katherine Hamiel
Cadet NCO Of the Year – C/SMSgt Deon Kathleen Bryant
Cadet Programs Officer of the Year – 2d Lt Amber O’Donnell
Communications Officer of the Year – Lt Col Daniel Riley
Drug Demand Reduction Officer of the Year – Capt Jean-Marie Nixon
Emergency Services Officer of the Year – Maj Paul Combellick
Finance Officer of the Year – Capt Brian Tucek
Maintenance Officer of the Year – Lt Col James Fendley
Operations Officer of the Year – Maj David Roden
Property Management Officer of the Year – Capt Michael Miller
Senior Member of the Year – 1st Lt Mari Lynn Hamiel
Squadron of the Year- Verde Valley Composite Squadron 205
Squadron Commander of the Year – Maj Albert Barker
Supply Officer of the Year – Capt Vanessa Urbana

*All ”Of the Year” award recipients also received a Commander’s Commendation.

SOUTHWEST REGION OF THE YEAR AWARDS

I am extremely proud that two Arizona Wing members have been selected as CAP Southwest Region Award winners:

Cadet Programs Officer of the Year – 2d Lt Amber O’Donnell
Drug Demand Reduction Officer of the Year – Capt Jean-Marie Nixon

ADDITIONAL AWARDS

Exceptional Service Award – Maj Ron Smith

Meritorious Service Award – Capt Margot Myers
Meritorious Service Award – Lt Col Linda Yaeger
Meritorious Service Award – Maj Allen Young

Commander’s Commendation – 2d Lt Stephen Echols
Commander’s Commendation – Lt. Col. Frank (Jim) Oliver
Commander’s Commendation – C/Maj Emilee Mandile
Commander’s Commendation – Capt Russell Miller
Commander’s Commendation – C/Col Jessica Parsons
Commander’s Commendation – Capt Stuart Smith
Commander’s Commendation – Capt Vanessa Urbana

Achievement Award – Capt Mark Culbertson
Achievement Award – C/CMSgt Michael DePiazza
Achievement Award – 1st Lt Kerry Macpherson
Achievement Award – C/Maj Cameron Roach

Gill Robb Wilson Awards

Lt Col Rob Pinckard
Lt Col Itamar Sittenfeld

20-year Service Award – Lt Col Eugene Caisse
20-year Service Award – Lt Col Robert Erickson
30-year Service Award – Lt Col Peter Feltz

Congratulations to all of our nominees and award recipients.

Col Martha Morris, CAP
Commander, Arizona Wing

 

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