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SMC's Best Honored at Annual Awards Banquet

The Space Systems Team Award was presented to the Atlas Launch Team. Also pictured is SMC Commander Lt. Gen.  Michael Hamel and SMC Command Chief Master Sergeant Steven Crocker. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

The Space Systems Team Award was presented to the Atlas Launch Team. Also pictured is SMC Commander Lt. Gen. Michael Hamel and SMC Command Chief Master Sergeant Steven Crocker. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Non-supervisory Category I Civilian of the Year was presented to Rosie Manning. Also pictured is SMC Commander Lt. Gen.  Michael Hamel and SMC Command Chief Master Sergeant Steven Crocker. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Non-supervisory Category I Civilian of the Year was presented to Rosie Manning. Also pictured is SMC Commander Lt. Gen. Michael Hamel and SMC Command Chief Master Sergeant Steven Crocker. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Non-supervisory Category II Civilian of the Year was presented to Rayming Chang. Also pictured is SMC Commander Lt. Gen.  Michael Hamel and SMC Command Chief Master Sergeant Steven Crocker. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Non-supervisory Category II Civilian of the Year was presented to Rayming Chang. Also pictured is SMC Commander Lt. Gen. Michael Hamel and SMC Command Chief Master Sergeant Steven Crocker. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

The Staff and Administrative Support Team Award was presented to the Independent Readiness Review Team. Also pictured is SMC Commander Lt. Gen.  Michael Hamel and SMC Command Chief Master Sergeant Steven Crocker. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

The Staff and Administrative Support Team Award was presented to the Independent Readiness Review Team. Also pictured is SMC Commander Lt. Gen. Michael Hamel and SMC Command Chief Master Sergeant Steven Crocker. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Enlisted Individual Mobilization Augmentee of the Year was presented to Tech Sgt Edward Castro. Also pictured is SMC Commander Lt. Gen.  Michael Hamel and SMC Command Chief Master Sergeant Steven Crocker. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Enlisted Individual Mobilization Augmentee of the Year was presented to Tech Sgt Edward Castro. Also pictured is SMC Commander Lt. Gen. Michael Hamel and SMC Command Chief Master Sergeant Steven Crocker. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Airman of the Year was presented to Senior Airman Amanda Gladle. Also pictured is SMC Commander Lt. Gen.  Michael Hamel and SMC Command Chief Master Sergeant Steven Crocker. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Airman of the Year was presented to Senior Airman Amanda Gladle. Also pictured is SMC Commander Lt. Gen. Michael Hamel and SMC Command Chief Master Sergeant Steven Crocker. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Lt. Col. Brett Scrum accepted the Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Staff Award on behalf of Staff Sgt Dreamy Peckhem, who is currently deployed. Also pictured is SMC Commander Lt. Gen.  Michael Hamel and SMC Command Chief Master Sergeant Steven Crocker. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Lt. Col. Brett Scrum accepted the Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Staff Award on behalf of Staff Sgt Dreamy Peckhem, who is currently deployed. Also pictured is SMC Commander Lt. Gen. Michael Hamel and SMC Command Chief Master Sergeant Steven Crocker. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Lt. Col. Bruno Mediate accepted the Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Staff Award on behalf of Master Sgt Scott Ward, who is currently deployed. Also pictured is SMC Commander Lt. Gen.  Michael Hamel and SMC Command Chief Master Sergeant Steven Crocker. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Lt. Col. Bruno Mediate accepted the Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Staff Award on behalf of Master Sgt Scott Ward, who is currently deployed. Also pictured is SMC Commander Lt. Gen. Michael Hamel and SMC Command Chief Master Sergeant Steven Crocker. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

First Sergeant of the Year was presented to Master Sgt Thomas Raupach.  Also pictured is SMC Commander Lt. Gen.  Michael Hamel and SMC Command Chief Master Sergeant Steven Crocker. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

First Sergeant of the Year was presented to Master Sgt Thomas Raupach. Also pictured is SMC Commander Lt. Gen. Michael Hamel and SMC Command Chief Master Sergeant Steven Crocker. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Officer Individual Mobilization Augmentee of the Year was presented to Maj. Victor Arizpe. Also pictured is SMC Commander Lt. Gen.  Michael Hamel and SMC Command Chief Master Sergeant Steven Crocker. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)
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Officer Individual Mobilization Augmentee of the Year was presented to Maj. Victor Arizpe. Also pictured is SMC Commander Lt. Gen. Michael Hamel and SMC Command Chief Master Sergeant Steven Crocker. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Junior Company Grade Officer of the Year was presented to First Lt John Gomez. Also pictured is SMC Commander Lt. Gen.  Michael Hamel and SMC Command Chief Master Sergeant Steven Crocker. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)
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Junior Company Grade Officer of the Year was presented to First Lt John Gomez. Also pictured is SMC Commander Lt. Gen. Michael Hamel and SMC Command Chief Master Sergeant Steven Crocker. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Senior Company Grade Officer of the Year was presented to Capt. Ariel Batungbacal. Also pictured is SMC Commander Lt. Gen.  Michael Hamel and SMC Command Chief Master Sergeant Steven Crocker. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)
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Senior Company Grade Officer of the Year was presented to Capt. Ariel Batungbacal. Also pictured is SMC Commander Lt. Gen. Michael Hamel and SMC Command Chief Master Sergeant Steven Crocker. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Field Grade Officer of the Year was presented to Maj. Craig Dumas. Also pictured is SMC Commander Lt. Gen.  Michael Hamel and SMC Command Chief Master Sergeant Steven Crocker. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)
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Field Grade Officer of the Year was presented to Maj. Craig Dumas. Also pictured is SMC Commander Lt. Gen. Michael Hamel and SMC Command Chief Master Sergeant Steven Crocker. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Supervisory Category Civilian of the Year was presented to Carmen Knecht. Also pictured is SMC Commander Lt. Gen.  Michael Hamel and SMC Command Chief Master Sergeant Steven Crocker. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)
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Supervisory Category Civilian of the Year was presented to Carmen Knecht. Also pictured is SMC Commander Lt. Gen. Michael Hamel and SMC Command Chief Master Sergeant Steven Crocker. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Honor Guard Member of the Year was presented to Staff Sgt Andre Stevens. Also pictured is SMC Commander Lt. Gen.  Michael Hamel and SMC Command Chief Master Sergeant Steven Crocker. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)
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Honor Guard Member of the Year was presented to Staff Sgt Andre Stevens. Also pictured is SMC Commander Lt. Gen. Michael Hamel and SMC Command Chief Master Sergeant Steven Crocker. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Los Angeles Air Force Base -- Fifteen awards were presented at this year's SMC Annual Awards banquet at the Proud Bird Restaurant, Feb. 22. More than 100 individuals and teams were nominated this year.

The winners are:

AIRMAN OF THE YEAR

Senior Airman Amanda Gladle

NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER OF THE YEAR

Staff Sgt Dreamy Peckhem

SENIOR NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER OF THE YEAR

Master Sgt Scott Ward

FIRST SERGEANT OF THE YEAR

Master Sgt Thomas Raupach

OFFICER INDIVIDUAL MOBILIZATION AUGMENTEE OF THE YEAR

Maj. Victor Arizpe

ENLISTED INDIVIDUAL MOBILIZATION AUGMENTEE OF THE YEAR

Tech Sgt Edward Castro

HONOR GUARD MEMBER OF THE YEAR

Staff Sgt Andre Stevens

JUNIOR COMPANY GRADE OFFICER OF THE YEAR

First Lt John Gomez

SENIOR COMPANY GRADE OFFICER OF THE YEAR

Capt. Ariel Batungbacal

FIELD GRADE OFFICER OF THE YEAR

Maj. Craig Dumas

NONSUPERVISORY CATEGORY I CIVILIAN OF THE YEAR

Rosie Manning

NONSUPERVISORY CATEGORY II CIVILIAN OF THE YEAR

RayMing Chang

SUPERVISORY CATEGORY CIVILIAN OF THE YEAR

Carmen Knecht

TEAM OF THE YEAR CATEGORIES

Staff and Administrative Support Team Award

Independent Readiness Review Team, EA

Space Systems Team Award

Atlas Launch Team, LRSW