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Nominees Announced For SMC Annual Awards

Los Angeles Air Force Base -- More than 100 individuals and teams have been nominated for SMC Annual Awards in 14 different categories. The winners will announced at a banquet at Proud Bird on Feb. 22. Tickets are now on sale for the event and cost from $20 to $55, depending on rank.

The following are this year's nominees:

AIRMAN OF THE YEAR

Staff Sgt Juan Arellano 
Senior Airman Amanda Gladle 
Senior Airman Faye McCray
Senior Airman Colt Stevens

NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER OF THE YEAR

Staff Sgt James Bale
Staff Sgt Rodney Balgan 
Staff Sgt Eunjee Han
Tech Sgt Edward Moore
Staff Sgt Dreamy Peckhem
Tech Sgt Marc Person

SENIOR NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER OF THE YEAR

Master Sgt. Edward Boyd
Master Sgt William Cleere
Master Sgt Steven Fallin
Master Sgt Michael Garrison
Senior Master Sgt John Mendoza
Master Sgt Vincent Pfoser
Master Sgt Lori Vrooman
Master Sgt Scott Ward 
Master Sgt Michael Zarter

FIRST SERGEANT OF THE YEAR 

Master Sgt Thomas Raupach

OFFICER INDIVIDUAL MOBILIZATION AUGMENTEE OF THE YEAR

Maj. Victor Arizpe
Capt. John Berg
Maj. Lisa Gievers Davies 
Lt Col Steven Higley
Lt Col Scott Hutchins
Capt. Elisabeth Kaegebein
Capt. Cassandra Oakes
Maj. Charles Rich 
Maj. Dale Van Dyke
Lt Col. Richard Williams

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 Taya Campagna
First Lt John Carter
Capt. Rolando Dagoc
First Lt David Fernandez
First Lt John Gomez 
First Lt Robert Kenning
Second Lt Alycia Moore
First Lt Shirali Patel
First Lt Bryan Pittman
Second Lt David Richardson
Second Lt Nicholas Robinson
Second Lt Curtis Shorr
First Lt Eric Snyder 
First Lt Andy Wang
First Lt Amber Wilson 
First Lt David Wisniewski

SENIOR COMPANY GRADE OFFICER OF THE YEAR

Capt. Mark Anderson 
Capt. Ariel Batungbacal 
Capt. Gabrielle Dupree
Capt. Jeffrey Feuring
Capt. DeShawn Fogle
Capt. Gregory Hoffman
Capt. Matthew Horton
Capt. Jamie Johnson
Capt. Joseph Kraut 
Capt. Amanda Langenbrunner
Capt. Samantha Martinez
Capt. Robert Mitchell
Capt. Ryan Petersen
Capt. Jeremiah Sanders 
Capt. Chad Searle
Capt. Greg Stevens
Capt. Steven Zollars

FIELD GRADE OFFICER OF THE YEAR

Maj. Roberto Acosta
Maj. Oscar Betancourt 
Maj. Se'kou Billings 
Lt. Col. Troy Brashear 
Maj. Jermaine Brinson 
Maj. Elizabeth Campbell
Maj. Heath Collins 
Maj. Gene Cummins
Maj. Craig Dumas 
Maj. (S) Jasem Fleming
Maj.r Randy Flores
Maj. Michael Harvey
Maj. Gregg Leisman
Lt. Col. Holly Mangum
Maj. James Rapallo
Maj. Sean Rucker 

NONSUPERVISORY CATEGORY I CIVILIAN OF THE YEAR

Adelaida Cardenas
Tim Herman
Baron Jackson
Rosie Manning 
Melissa Paquin-Leon
Sheila Powell-Faulkner
Hosanna Smith

NONSUPERVISORY CATEGORY II CIVILIAN OF THE YEAR 

Imran Ahmed
RayMing Chang
Peter Chu
Shawnte Craig
Fred Dennis 

SUPERVISORY CATEGORY CIVILIAN OF THE YEAR

Gloria Campos
Tasha Geter
Mark Gruettner
Carmen Knecht
Lawrence Melancon, Jr.
Ratnawati Ramirez
Suzanne Rowland
Michael Zambrana

TEAM OF THE YEAR CATEGORIES

Staff and Administrative Support Team Award

Base Services and Construction Team, 61 ABW
Director of Staff Event Planning/Execution Team, DS
Functional IG Inspection Teams, PI
Independent Readiness Review Team, EA
OPR/EPR Process Improvement Team, SMC/CCQ
SMC Directorate of Intelligence, SMC/IN
SMC Financial Analysis Division, SMC/FM

Space Systems Team Award

Advanced Space Control Demo Combined Test Force, SYSW
Atlas Launch Team, LRSW
Consolidated Logistics A&AS Support (CLASS) Team, SLG
DSP Flight 23 Launch and Early On Orbit Team, ISSW
F17 SSMIS Spin-Down Recovery Team, DMSG
GPS Control Group Operational Control Segment Team, GPSW
Near Field Infrared Experiment (NFIRE) Team, SS
Space Test Program - 1 (STP-1) Team, SDTW
Vandenberg Tracking Station A-Side Test Team, SCNG
WGS SV-1 Launch and Mission Integration Team, MCSW