Salutes & Awards

April 14, 2017
 

ALS honors new graduates from class 17-C

Airman Leadership School

Members of the Airman Leadership School Class 17-C pose together for a class photo prior to their graduation ceremony April 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. 79 Airmen completed their first Professional Military Education milestone by graduating this course.

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Seventy-nine Airmen completed their first Professional Military Education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School as part of Class 17-C April 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

Ten members of the class were recognized with individual awards.

Senior Airman Ericka Patton, a member of the 22nd Attack Squadron, received the John L. Levitow Award. This award is the highest award presented at all levels of enlisted PME and is given to the top graduate in the class. The recipient of this award has not only excelled academically, but also exemplifies the highest standards of a professional military member.

Senior Airman Seth Martin, a member of the 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, received the Academic Achievement Award. This award is presented to the student who has demonstrated dedication to the core value of “Excellence in All We Do” and has achieved the highest overall academic score.

Senior Airman David McConnell, a member of the 57th Operations Support Squadron, received the Commandant Award. This award is presented to the student who consistently displays exemplary military professionalism and promotes teamwork.

The following Airmen were the distinguished graduates of the class. These students were outstanding in objective and performance evaluations, demonstrated leadership, had superior performances as team players and finished in the top 10 percent of the class.

  • Senior Airman Seth Martin
  • Senior Airman Jeremiah Alejandro
  • Senior Airman David McConnell
  • Senior Airman Jacob Marjama
  • Senior Airman Kyle Hooten
  • Senior Airman Stephen Laws
  • Senior Airman Aubrey Blanchette

Below are the names of the Class 17-B graduates and their flight instructors.
Raptor Flight
Instructor: Staff Sgt. Kaili Oldbear
Flight Leader: Staff Sgt. Corey Miller

  • Senior Airman Wendy Brisuela
  • Senior Airman Jacob Clark
  • Senior Airman Rashid Dakhil-Rivera
  • Senior Airman Reginald Davis
  • Senior Airman Matthew Dieber
  • Senior Airman Brandon Duke
  • Senior Airman Jared Faber
  • Senior Airman Eric Garcia
  • Senior Airman Kenneth Grant
  • Senior Airman Daniel Lapuz
  • Senior Airman Seth Martin
  • Senior Airman David McConnell
  • Senior Airman Devon Powell
  • Senior Airman Vanessa Tostado-Gooch

Rescue Flight
Instructor: Tech. Sgt. Jarad Guerrero-Salinas
Flight Leader: Senior Airman Brian Riker

  • Senior Airman Zachary Blakeman
  • Senior Airman Deborah Clark
  • Senior Airman Damiel Cowan
  • Senior Airman Blakely Culp
  • Senior Airman Jake Emmons
  • Senior Airman Thomas Glover
  • Senior Airman Brittni Hadley
  • Senior Airman Joshua Jones
  • Senior Airman Matteo Pacini
  • Senior Airman Ericka Patton
  • Senior Airman Colt Poe
  • Senior Airman Matthew Simono
  • Senior Airman Joshua Simpson
  • Senior Airman Joshua Smith
  • Senior Airman Jason Toledo

Defender Flight
Instructor: Staff Sgt. Matthew Fries
Flight Leader: Senior Airman Rachel Dillon

  • Senior Airman Garrett Arevian
  • Senior Airman Dillon Bown
  • Senior Airman Miya Bradley
  • Senior Airman Dustin Bryant
  • Senior Airman Maxwell Davis
  • Senior Airman Thomas Dodd
  • Senior Airman Dominic Guerra
  • Senior Airman Kyle Hooten
  • Senior Airman Ethan Howard
  • Senior Airman Zachary Johnson
  • Senior Airman Jacob Marjama
  • Senior Airman Luis Martinez
  • Senior Airman Richard Mello
  • Senior Airman Teddy Tan

Hunter Flight
Instructor: Staff Sgt. Jonathan Bullock
Flight Leader: Senior Airman Tranice Manning

  • Senior Airman Jeremiah Alejandro
  • Senior Airman Aubrey Blanchette
  • Senior Airman Robert Bonugli
  • Senior Airman Justin Federspiel
  • Senior Airman Travis French
  • Senior Airman Cody Hade
  • Senior Airman Kody Johnston
  • Senior Airman Stephen Laws
  • Senior Airman Daniel O’Connor
  • Senior Airman Collin Reaves
  • Senior Airman Timothy Shane
  • Senior Airman Christopher Shiro
  • Senior Airman James Shotwell
  • Senior Airman Alyssa Watson
  • Senior Airman Brian West

Thunderbird Flight
Instructor: Tech. Sgt. Shane Taylor
Flight Leader: Senior Airman Derrick Sanpedro

  • Senior Airman Laura Ashton
  • Senior Airman Brenda Cabral
  • Senior Airman Justin Elenez
  • Senior Airman Alexander Fenton
  • Senior Airman Shehan Guanwardena
  • Senior Airman Christopher James
  • Senior Airman Steven Lowrance
  • Senior Airman Joshua Miller
  • Senior Airman Adam Ralston
  • Senior Airman Andrew Riesenberger
  • Senior Airman Bobby Saucedo
  • Senior Airman Nickolas Shepard
  • Senior Airman Nora Sickle Steel
  • Senior Airman Tyler Webb
  • Senior Airman Skyler White



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