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2021 Virginia Wing Annual Award Recipients

March 25, 2021

Congratulations to the cadets and senior members who earned these awards for their hard work in 2020!

 

Squadron of the Year: Newport News Composite Squadron

Squadron of the Merit: Burke Composite Squadron

Senior Member of the Year (Lifetime): Lt. Col. William Knight of Knight Composite Squadron

Senior Member of the Year: 1st Lt. Kerry Kaplan of Burke Composite Squadron

Cadet of the Year: Cadet Lt. Col. Julia McGee of Leesburg Composite Squadron

Cadet NCO of the Year: Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Bryce Spain of Newport News Composite Squadron

Maj Gen Jeanne M. Holm CAP Aerospace Education Officer of the Year: 2nd Lt. John Douglas of Burke Composite Squadron

AFA Aerospace Education Cadet of the Year: Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Jeromie Stephens of Fredericksburg Composite Squadron

CAP Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year: Julie Quinn

Frank G. Brewer Aerospace Education Awards:

• Cadet: Cadet Maj. Oliver Hewitt-Qualls of Coastal Composite Squadron

• Senior: Senior Member Joseph Krenzberger of Leesburg Composite Squadron

• Individual: Manassas Regional Airport Commission

• Lifetime Achievement: Lt. Col. Paul Willard of Virginia Wing Headquarters

Colonel Dion E. DeCamp Ground Team of the Year: Burke Composite Squadron

Colonel Edwin W. Lewis Jr. Incident Staff Member of the Year: 1st Lt. Tamara Munger of Newport News Composite Squadron

Col. David Kantor Operations Staff Officer of the Year: Lt. Col. Joshua Shields of Virginia Wing Headquarters

Lt Col. T. Keith Riddle Aircrew Member of the Year: Lt. Col. Erik Karlson of Burke Composite Squadron

Major General Dwight H. Wheless Legal Officer of the Year: Lt. Col. Elliott Korona of Virginia Wing Headquarters

Senior Chaplain of the Year: Ch. Lt. Col. Timothy Miner of Virginia Wing Headquarters

National Squadron Chaplain of the Year: Ch. Maj. Robert Guilliams of Newport News Composite Squadron

Property Manager of the Year: Maj. Ted Warnock of Virginia Wing Headquarters

Public Affairs Officer of the Year: Cadet 2nd Lt. Samuel Ten of Burke Composite Squadron

George Texido Legislative Officer of the Year: Lt. Col. Daniel Ciesla of Virginia Legislative Squadron

Professional Development Officer of the Year: Capt. Julie Demyanovich of Burke Composite Squadron

John V. “Jack” Sorenson Cadet Program Officer of the Year: Maj. Jacob Bixler of Virginia Wing Headquarters

Director of Finance of the Year: Maj. Deborah Wagstaff of Virginia Wing Headquarters

Safety Officer of the Year: 2nd Lt. David Adams of Burke Composite Squadron

Character Development Instructor of the Year: Capt. Jan Whiteley of Knight Composite Squadron

Communicator of the Year: Capt. Richard Ferris of Newport News Composite Squadron

 

These winners' award packages have been passed on to the Mid-Atlantic Region for consideration to compete at the region level. 

 

Award winners will be announced and recognized during the general session at the wing conference on 10 April 2021. 

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