Salutes & Awards

January 25, 2013

56th MXG announces awards

2012 Lieutenant General Leo Marquez Award

The following individuals are Gen. Leo Marquez Award winners and will compete at the Air Education and Training Command level:

Aircraft technician

Airman: Airman 1st Class Henry Eichorn, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit
Supervisor: Staff Sgt. Derek Kreiner, 310th AMU
Supervisor manager: Master Sgt. David Justice, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron
Civilian (Category I): Bernie Gabaldon, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron
Civilian (Category II): Paul Shows, 56th CMS
Company grade officer: 1st Lt. Charles Glover, 310th AMU

Munitions/missile technician

Airman: Senior Airman Brian Runyon, 56th EMS
Supervisor: Staff Sgt. Veronica Castillo, 56th EMS
Supervisor manager: Master Sgt. William McClannan, 56th EMS
Civilian (Category I): Dale Wollschlager, 56th EMS
Civilian (Category II): Lester Alexander, 56th EMS
Company grade officer: 1st Lt. Michael Hampton, 56th EMS

Annual awards

The following individuals are annual award winners:
Civilian (Category III): Ruth Taylor, 56th MXG
Company grade officer: 1st Lt. Holly Gramkow, 308th AMU
Field grade officer: Maj. John Szczepanski, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Direct

Airman: Airman 1st Class Henry Eichorn, 62nd AMU
NCO: Tech. Sgt. Steve Radnor, 309th AMU
Senior NCO: Senior Master Sgt. Sean Siegal, 62nd AMU

Indirect

Airman: Senior Airman Andrew Martin, 56th Maintenance Operations Squadron
NCO: Tech. Sgt. Mark Adams, 56th MXG
Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Cameron Johnson, 56th EMS

Quarterly best-of-the- best awards

The following individuals or units are quarterly award winners:

Foreign object debris

Individual: Staff Sgt. Thomas Chase, 308th AMU
FOD prevention program: Senior Airman Exree Sessoms, 56th MOS
Flightline: 308th AMU
Backshop: 56th EMS
FOD poster: Tech. Sgt. Mark Adams, 56th MXG

Quality assurance

TAMS: 308th AMU
Specialist: 310th AMU
Weapons: 308th AMU
Support: 308th AMU
Phase dock: Coyote 3

Best-of-the-best

Load crew: Staff Sgt. Ryan Raider, Senior Airmen Landon Moore and Ken Yoshimoto, 62nd AMU, Crew #210
Crew chief and assistant: Senior Airman Jeremy Norrell and Airman 1st Class William Hines, 309th AMU

Specialist

Airman: Airman 1st Class Erin Miller, 310th AMU
NCO: Staff Sgt. Brandt Giambatista, 62nd AMU

Equipment technician

Airman: Airman 1st Class Jeremy Rhoads, 56th CMS
NCO: Staff Sgt. Nathan Wicker, 56th EMS

Aircraft technician

Airman: Senior Airman James Levine, 56th EMS
NCO: Staff Sgt William Chavez, 56th EMS

Support professional

Airman: Senior Airman Randall Hansen, 56th EMS
NCO: Staff Sgt. Lindsay Mueller, 56th EMS

MXG quarterly awards

Civilian (Category II): Rickey Radford, 56th MXG
Company grade officer: 1st Lt. Kevin McGuiness, 62nd AMU

Direct

Airman: Senior Airman Richard Wadkins, 62nd AMU
NCO: Staff Sgt. Paul Bellgraph, 309th AMU
Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Ian Snowsill, 62nd AMU

Indirect

Airman: Senior Airman Anthony Mills, 56th EMS
NCO: Tech. Sgt. Brent Mackinder, 56th EMS
Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Christian Ritenour, 56th CMS




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