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Great Lakes Region Awards - 2019

We are proud to announce that the following KY WG Airmen were recipients of 2019 Great Lakes Region Annual Award Winners:

SENIOR MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Senior Member of the Year – Lt Col Thomas Wendlegast, Kentucky Wing

AEROSPACE EDUCATION AWARD

Air Force Association AE Cadet of the Year - C/Maj Joel Sellers, Kentucky Wing

CADET PROGRAM AWARDS
Air Force Sergeants Association Non-commissioned Cadet of the Year – C/CMSgt Ethan Cochran, Kentucky Wing

OPERATIONS
Col David Kantor Operations Staff Officer of the Year – Capt H. Dennis Hardison, Kentucky Wing

Col Dion Decamp Ground Team of the Year – Southern Kentucky Cadet Squadron (KY300), Kentucky Wing

Lt Col T. Keith Riddle Aircrew Member of the Year - 2d Lt Chris Reiff, Kentucky Wing

MISSION SUPPORT
Property Manager of the Year – Maj Eric Milles, Kentucky Wing

Squadron Chaplain of the Year – Chap, Lt Col Carlos Ortiz, Kentucky Wing

KY WG Unit and Individual Awards - 2019

2018-2019 Quality Cadet Unit Award Recipients
KY011, KY039, KY050, KY058, KY122, KY123, KY131, KY216, KY222, KY223, KY224, KY225, KY300, KY357

Brewer Award – Cadet 
C/Maj Joel Sellers KY122 Stuart Powell Cadet Squadron

Brewer Award ‐‐ Individual/Organizational
Envision Center- Bowling Green, KY

Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year
Kimberly Bratcher   

MajGen Jeanne Holm Aerospace Education Officer of the Year
2dLt Silas Deene KY223 Owensboro Composite Squadron

Jack Sorenson Cadet Programs Officer of the Year
1st Lt Nick Birt KY001 Kentucky Wing Headquarters Squadron  

Finance Officer of the Year
Capt Paula Sandford KY-222 Van Meter Cadet Squadron

Safety Officer of the Year
SMSgt Cory Felts KY001 Kentucky Wing Headquarters

Colonel Robert (Bud) V. Payton Public Affairs Officer of the Year 
2d Lt Priscilla Ridenour KY225 Elkhorn Cadet Squadron  

Recruiting and Retention Officer of the Year
Capt Ilse House- KY001 Kentucky Wing Headquarters Squadron  

LtCol James Gutermuth Property Manager of the Year
Maj Eric Milles- KY001 Kentucky Wing Headquarters Squadron

Character Development Instructor of the Year
1st Lt Nicholas Greenman KY057 Bowling Green Senior Squadron

Squadron Chaplain of the Year
LtCol Carlos Ortiz- KY222 Van Meter Cadet Squadron

Communicator of the Year
Capt Lyndon Jones KY221 Bluegrass Senior Squadron

Col David A. Kantor Operations Support Member of the Year
Capt Dennis Hardison- KY001 Kentucky Wing Headquarters Squadron

Col Edwin Lewis Jr. Incident Staff Member of the Year
C/2dLt Abbygail Boyden KY300 Southern Kentucky Cadet Squadron

Col Dion DeCamp Ground Team of the Year
KY300 Southern Kentucky Cadet Squadron:
SMSgt Cory Felts, C/Lt Col Mason Gooden, C/Lt Col Mason Felts,
C/1st Lt Kayden Vargas, C/2d Lt Abbygail Boyden  

Maj Joseph L. Johnson Ground Team Member of the Year
2d Lt Jason Sattich and C/MSgt Sattich KY123 KYANG Composite Squadron

LtCol Thomas Keith Riddle Aircrew Member of the Year
2d Lt Chris Reiff- KY073 73rd Senior Squadron  

Kentucky Wing TOP PROP Pilot Award
Maj Evan Jones, Kentucky Wing Headquarters Squadron

Kentucky Wing TOP PROP Unit Award
KY221 Bluegrass Senior Squadron

Stuart Powell Memorial Junior Cadet Officer of the Year
C/Capt Chloe Birt KY122 Stuart Powell Cadet Squadron

Jim Brewer Memorial Squadron Commander of the Year
1st Lt Eddie Walter KY-222 Van Meter Cadet Squadron

Distinguished Aviator Award
Maj Evan Jones KY001 Kentucky Wing Headquarters Squadron

Cadet NCO of the Year
C/CMSgt Ethan Cochran- KY039 Louisville Composite Squadron

Non Commissioned Officer of the Year 
MSgt Kenny Haydon KY-221 Bluegrass Senior Squadron

Cadet of the Year
C/Maj Garrett Neaveill- Paducah Cadet Squadron

LtCol Alice Faye Noble Senior Member of the Year
LtCol Mike Wendlegast- Kentucky Wing Headquarters Squadron

Kentucky Wing Staff Member of the Year
LtCol George Stinson, Kentucky Wing Headquarters Squadron

Kentucky Wing American Legion Outstanding Squadron 
KY-225 Elkhorn Cadet Squadron

Senior Squadron of the Year
KY-073 73rd Senior Squadron

Cadet Squadron of the Year
KY-222 Van Meter Cadet Squadron

Composite Squadron of the Year
KY-131 Heartland Composite Squadron

Squadron of Merit 
KY-300 Southern Kentucky Cadet Squadron

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