2009 17th Training Wing Annual Award Winners
By Robert. D. Martinez, 17th Training Wing/Public Affairs
/ Published February 03, 2010
SAN ANGELO, Texas -- The 17th Training Wing honored its finest Tuesday night during a banquet at the McNease Convention Center, San Angelo. The annual awards program recognizes outstanding professionals for their significant contributions to the wing, the community and mission. The program is a joint event honoring both civilians and service members of the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marines in 16 categories.
Command Chief Master Sgt. Brye McMillon, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala., was this year's guest speaker. Chief Master Sgt. McMillon shared a few personal stories, spoke on future foundation building and how professionals should conduct and produce professionally.
There were over 50 nominees this year with honors going to many of the well deserving including the 17th Force Support Squadron for Unit of the Year; Master Sgt. Jeffrey Baxter who earned First Sergeant of the Year and Bryn Crandell recognized as the Civilian Supervisor Category II of the Year. The various prestigious category awards were presented by Col. Thomas Geary, 17 TRW commander and Chief Master Sgt. Frederick Ricker, 17 TRW command chief.
Top Goodfellow Soldiers, Sailors and Marines were honored as well with Staff Sgt. Steven Jeter earning Army NCO of the Year; Sgt.Travis Godley taking Marine Corps Detachment Noncommissioned Officer of the Year and 1st Class Petty Officer Terrone Wolliston, honored as Sailor of the Year. Awards were presented to the Army by Lt. Col. Bichson Bush, 344th Military Intelligence Battalion commander and 1st Sgt. Raymond Ramsey, 344 MIB, Bravo Company. Capt. Douglas March, MCD commander, presented awards to the Marines and Lt. Lonnie Griffith, Center for Information Dominance Detachment officer in charge and Master Chief Paul Zimmerman, CID Navy senior enlisted leader, presented the award to the Sailor of the Year.
Goodfellow and the 17 TRW would like to congratulate all the nominees for their outstanding contributions.
Congratulations to the all the 2009 Annual Award Winners!
Army Soldier of the Year
Corporal Dennis Lopez, 344th Military Intelligence Battalion
Army NCO of the Year
Staff Sgt. Steven Jeter, 344 MIB
Marine Corps Detachment Noncommissioned Officer of the Year
Sgt. Travis Godley, MCD Goodfellow
Marine Staff NCO of the Year
Gunnery Sgt. Sara Clark, MCD, Goodfellow
Sailor of the Year
Petty Officer 1st Class Terrone Wolliston, Center for Information Dominance Detachment, Goodfellow
Joint Service Color Guard Member of the Year
Sgt. Roy Singleton, MCD Goodfellow
Civilian Category I of the Year
Janie Reyes, 17th Training Support Squadron
Civilian Category II of the Year
Bryn Crandell, 312th Training Squadron
Civilian Supervisor Category II of the Year
Leon Lamoy, 312 TRS
Unit of the Year
17th Force Support Squadron
Honor Guard Member of the Year
Senior Airman Chance Borgeson, 17th Medical Group
Airman of the Year
Senior Airman Francisco Manitas, 17th Comptroller Squadron
NCO of the Year
Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Klima, 315th Training Squadron
Senior NCO of the Year
Master Sgt. Anthony Fleming, 17th Security Forces Squadron
Company Grade Officer of the Year
1st Lt. Liane Zivitski, 315 TRS
First Sergeant of the Year
Master Sgt. Jeffrey Baxter, 17th Force Support Squadron