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Annual award banquet to be held March 9

Posted 2/22/2012   Updated 2/23/2012 Email story   Print story


2/22/2012 - HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- The top performers of 2011 will be recognized during the Electronic Systems Center's annual awards banquet March 9 at the Minuteman Commons.

Nominees hail from all organizations throughout ESC, including geographically separated units. More than 50 personnel competed in categories that include Airman, NCO, Senior NCO, First Sergeant, Company Grade Officer, IMA, Field Grade Officer and Junior-, Mid- and Senior-Grade civilian of the year. Six teams will also be competing in the "Outstanding Team" category.

Dr. Sheila Widnall, professor of Aeronautics at MIT and former Secretary of the Air Force, is scheduled as guest speaker.

The banquet's cocktail hour is set for 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Dinner choices are roast turkey, baked haddock or butternut squash ravioli. Attendees will enjoy music performed by the Air Force Band of Liberty.

Tickets, which are limited, are now on sale and will be available through March 2. The cost is $35 for GS-5/E-5/O-1 and above and $30 for GS-4/E-4 and below.

The banquet will honor the winners in each category, who will be announced at a separate ceremony on Feb. 24.

For questions, contact 2nd Lt. Brandon Paquette at 781-225-6117. To purchase tickets, RSVP at https://einvitations.afit.edu/ESCAwardsBanquet/index.cfm.

The 2011 ESC annual award nominees are:

Airman Category
Senior Airman Tyla Vanzandt
Senior Airman Daniel Digiose
Senior Airman Bridgette Garcia
Senior Airman Michael Fournier
Airman 1st Class Steven Gates

NCO Category
Tech. Sgt. Julie Bunker
Master Sgt. Brent Whitby
Staff Sgt. Jasper Blake
Staff Sgt. Bryan Ensley
Tech. Sgt. Stephen McCormack
Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Moore

Senior NCO Category
Master Sgt. Joseph May
Master Sgt. Shon Teicheira
Master Sgt. Salomon Vieyra
Master Sgt. Gene Brandt
Master Sgt. Lawrence Elliott

First Sergeant Category
Senior Master Sgt. James Richardson
Master Sgt. Pattie Hassan

Honor Guard Officer Category
Capt. John Wooten
Capt. Lucas Stepanek
Lt. Alisha Temples

Honor Guard Enlisted Category
Senior Airman Kari Meckling
Airman 1st Class Kevin Phillips
Airman 1st Class Scott Knighton

Outstanding Team Category
Capabilities Integration Mesh Network
Mental Health Flight
Combat Survivor Evader Locator
DCGS Multi-Service Execution Team Office
E-8C Joint Test Force
NCC Technology Integration Team

FGO Category
Maj. James Gehringer
Maj. Aron Potter
Lt. Col. Nathan Elliott
Maj. Peter Zumwalt
Lt. Col. Mark DeLory
Lt. Col. Leonard Boothe

CGO Category
Capt. Sunil Nair
Capt. Elizabeth Norris
1st Lt. Andrew Armstrong
Capt. Evan DiLeo
Capt. Brandon Conyer
1st Lt. Tyler Hough

Civilian Category I
Milton Higgins
Matthew Zanchi
Melinda Sheehan
Molly Stockwell
Megan Stager

Civilian Category II
Kenneth Liddle
Lisa Thorpe
Jacquelynn Coles
David LeBlanc
Dane Hutchison
James Woodworth

Civilian Category III
Brian Fersch
Janet Larsen
Luis Santana
Suzanne Farrell
Sheryl Thorp
Gregory Gardner

Lt. Col. Michael Amirault
Lt. Col. Martha Monroe

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