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AFOTEC honors 2010 outstanding performers

Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center Commander Maj. Gen. David J. Eichhorn (center row, third from left) joins outstanding AFOTEC performers from 2010 that were honored during the March 24 AFOTEC Annual Awards Banquet.

Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center Commander Maj. Gen. David J. Eichhorn (center row, third from left) joins outstanding AFOTEC performers from 2010 that were honored during the March 24 AFOTEC Annual Awards Banquet.

Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center Commander Maj. Gen. David J. Eichhorn (right) presents Dr. Marion L. Williams a donation to Noon Day Ministries in his name in appreciation for being a guest speaker at the March 24, 2010 AFOTEC Annual Awards Banquet.

Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center Commander Maj. Gen. David J. Eichhorn presents Dr. Marion L. Williams a donation to Noon Day Ministries in his name in appreciation for being a guest speaker at the March 24, 2010 AFOTEC Annual Awards Banquet.

Kirtland Air Force Base, NM -- Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center members were recognized for their achievements during the March 24, 2011 AFOTEC Annual Awards Banquet that honored the outstanding performers for 2010.

Dr. Marion L. Williams was the guest speaker for the event. Dr. Williams retired as AFOTEC's Chief Scientist in 2005 after having served in the role since 1980. Dr. Williams is currently an Adjunct Research Staff Member for the Institute for Defense Analyses in Alexandria, Va. He also provides independent consulting with the Department of Homeland Securities and industry.

AFOTEC's Commander Maj. Gen. David J. Eichhorn presented Dr. Williams a donation to Noon Day Ministries in his name in appreciation for attending and speaking at the awards banquet.

"Every day I continue to be impressed by the many accomplishments of the men and women of AFOTEC," said General Eichhorn. "We are indeed fortunate to have such a talented and dedicated group of Airmen - military and civilian."

The following AFOTEC team members were recognized for their commitment to excellence and outstanding contributions to the AFOTEC core mission of operational test and evaluation for the U.S. Air Force:

International Test and Evaluation Association Professional Awards/Major General Richard G. Cross, Jr., Award (AFOTEC special achievement winner) - Maj. Marco Parzych, AFOTEC Detachment 1, Edwards AFB, Calif.

ITEA Special Achievement Award (AFOTEC technical achievement winner) - Maj. Benjamin Both, AFOTEC Detachment 5, Edwards AFB, Calif.

ITEA Special Achievement Award (AFOTEC special achievement team winner) - AFOTEC Detachment 4, Peterson AFB, Colo.

National Defense Industrial Association Award/Air Force Military Tester of the Year (officer category) - Capt. Michael Sutherland, AFOTEC Detachment 4, Peterson AFB, Colo.

NDIA/AFOTEC Tester of the Year (civilian category) - Clayton Spriet, Headquarters AFOTEC Directorate of Operations, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

NDIA/AFOTEC Tester of the Year (contractor category) - Mark Chicado, AFOTEC Detachment 6, Nellis AFB, Nev.

Air Force Association Test and Evaluation Team of the Year/Howard Leaf Award (AFOTEC winner) - C-5 Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program Team, AFOTEC Detachment 5, Edwards AFB, Calif. Team members are: Lt. Col. Robert Griffith; Capt. Stan Hashimoto; Capt. Francisco Perez De Armas; 1st Lt. John Situ; Senior Master Sgt. Eric An; Master Sgt. Charles Scott; Robert Murphy; Steve Padilla; Sydney Palmsteen; Marcelo Paz; Mark Strangeland; and Michael Whelan.

AFA General George C. Kenney Award (AFOTEC Winner) - F-35 Early Influence Team, AFOTEC Detachment 1, Edwards AFB, Calif., and AFOTEC Detachment 6, Nellis AFB, Nev. Detachment 1 team members are: Col. Gary Cooper; Lt. Col. Stephen Sturm; Maj. Laurie Albarino; Maj. Eric Harten; Maj. Joseph Pankey; Maj. Marco Parzych; Maj. Mark Vanderkinter; Capt. Jeffrey Oltmanns; Maj. Kevin Tanner; Senior Master Sgt. Stanley Frazier; Ramona Torres; Michael Fasano; Ronald Gustafson; and Mark Chace. Detachment 6 team members are: Col. Gregory Neubeck; Col. Jimmy Clark; Col. Daniel Runyon; and Stuart Butts.

AFA Theodore Von Karman Award (AFOTEC winner) - AFOTEC Detachment 5, Edwards AFB, Calif.

AFA Outstanding Civilian Employees Award/AFOTEC Senior Civilian Manager of the Year - Richard Antinora, AFOTEC Detachment 4, Peterson AFB, Colo.

AFA Outstanding Civilian Employees Award/AFOTEC Outstanding Civilian Program Manager of the Year - Eric Gilliland, AFOTEC Detachment 5, Edwards AFB, Calif.

AFA David C. Schilling Award (AFOTEC winner) - AFOTEC Detachment 5

Air Force Colonel James Jabara Award for Airmanship (AFOTEC Winner) - Lt. Col. Lynnette Gawell, Edwards AFB, Calif.

61st Annual Arthur S. Flemming Award/Managerial or Legal Achievement (AFOTEC Winner) - Maj. Christopher Rudd, AFOTEC Detachment 5, Edwards AFB, Calif.

Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award (AFOTEC senior officer) - Maj. Christopher Rudd, AFOTEC Detachment 5, Edwards AFB, Calif.

Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award (AFOTEC junior officer) - Capt. Michael Coleman, AFOTEC Detachment 5, Edwards AFB, Calif.

Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award (AFOTEC senior enlisted) - Senior Master Sgt. Eric An, AFOTEC Detachment 5, Edwards AFB, Calif.

Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award (AFOTEC junior enlisted) - Tech. Sgt. Michael Benavides, AFOTEC Detachment 6, Nellis AFB, Nev.

Air Force Tuskegee Airman Award/General Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., Military Award (AFOTEC winner) - Maj. Thomas Lankford, AFOTEC Detachment 5, Edwards AFB, Calif.

AF Tuskegee Airman Award/Captain Robert W. Williams Military Award (AFOTEC winner) - Capt. Kevin Tanner, AFOTEC Detachment 1, Edwards AFB, Calif.

AF Tuskegee Airman Award/Chief Master Sergeant Fred Archer Military Award (AFOTEC winner) - Senior Master Sgt. Tony Turner, AFOTEC Detachment 5, Edwards AFB, Calif.

AF Tuskegee Airman Award/Senior Master Sergeant Margaret Frances Barbour Military Award (AFOTEC winner) - Tech. Sgt. Lange Payne, AFOTEC Detachment 5, Edwards AFB, Calif.

General Lew Allen, Jr., Award/AFOTEC Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year - Master Sgt. Michael Kuhn, AFOTEC Detachment 1, Edwards AFB, Calif.

Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Awards/AFOTEC Aircraft Maintenance Field Grade Manager - Maj. Jose Martinez, AFOTEC Detachment 6, Nellis AFB, Nev.

Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Awards/AFOTEC Aircraft Maintenance Company Grade Manager - Capt. Elizabeth Evans, AFOTEC Detachment 5, Edwards AFB, Calif.

Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Awards/AFOTEC Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor/Manager - Master Sgt. David Greenlee, AFOTEC Detachment 6, Nellis AFB, Nev.

Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Awards/AFOTEC Aircraft Maintenance Technician/Supervisor - Master Sgt. John Shackleford, AFOTEC Detachment 2, Eglin AFB, Fla.

Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Awards/AFOTEC Aircraft Maintenance Technician/Manager - Tech. Sgt. Guillermo Herrera, AFOTEC Detachment 5, Edwards AFB, Calif.

Air Force Chief of Staff Excellence Award (AFOTEC winners) - C-5 Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program Team, AFOTEC Detachment 5, Edwards AFB, Calif., and Space Operations Test and Evaluation Model Development and Implementation Team, AFOTEC Detachment 4, Peterson AFB, Colo.

Under Secretary of Defense Acquisition Technology Logistics Workforce Achievement Award/Military (AFOTEC winner) - Col. Gary Cooper, AFOTEC Detachment 1 Commander, Edwards AFB, Calif.

Under Secretary of Defense Acquisition Technology Logistics Workforce Achievement Award/Civilian (OUSD nominee and AFOTEC winner) - Jeffrey Olinger, Technical Advisor to the Commander, Headquarters AFOTEC, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

Under Secretary of Defense Acquisition Technology Logistics Workforce Achievement Award/Civilian (AFOTEC winner) - Stuart Butts, AFOTEC Detachment 6, Nellis AFB, Nev.

Air Force Modeling and Simulation Award/Air Force Modeling and Simulation Test and Evaluation Team of the Year (AFOTEC winner) - RQ Block 20/30/ASIP Battlefield Airborne Communications Node Team. Test team members are: Maj. Brian Maddocks; Capt Frederick Beck; Captain Javier Escobar; Capt. Elizabeth Evans; Capt. Ken Hirose; and Capt. Jose Torrech.

General John P. Jumper Award for Excellence in Warfighting Integration/ AFOTEC Excellence in Warfighting Integration Officer of the Year - Capt. Frederick Beck, AFOTEC Detachment 5, Edwards AFB, Calif.

General John P. Jumper Award for Excellence in Warfighting Integration/ AFOTEC Excellence in Warfighting Integration Civilian of the Year - Michael Christensen, AFOTEC Detachment 4, Peterson AFB, Colo.

Air Force Analyst Award/Lieutenant General Glenn A. Kent Leadership Award (AFOTEC winner) - Stuart Butts, AFOTEC Detachment 6, Nellis AFB, Nev.

Air Force Analyst Award/AFOTEC Analytic Team of the Year - Bomber Data Link Operational Test Team, AFOTEC Detachment 5, Edwards AFB, Calif. Team members are: Maj. Benjamin Both; Maj. Fred Kimler III; Maj. Christopher Rudd; Maj. Jeremy Wellmon; Capt. Michael Coleman; Capt. Michael Smith; Capt. Frankie Woods; 1st Lt. Douglas Wilson; Tech. Sgt. Guillermo Herrera; and James Worden.

Air Force Analyst Award/AFOTEC Field Grade Analyst of the Year - Maj. Benjamin Both, AFOTEC Detachment 5, Edwards AFB, Calif.

Air Force Analyst Award/AFOTEC Company Grade Analyst of the Year - Capt. Seth Wagenman, AFOTEC Detachment 4, Peterson AFB, Colo.

Air Force Analyst Award/AFOTEC Senior Civilian Analyst of the Year - Hector Herrera, Headquarters AFOTEC Intelligence, Analysis and Assessments Directorate, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

Acquisition Transformation and Leadership Award/John J. Welch, Jr., Award for Excellence in Acquisition Leadership (AFOTEC winner) - RQ-4 Global Hawk Test Team, AFOTEC Detachment 5, Edwards AFB, Calif.

Acquisition Transformation and Leadership Award/John J. Welch, Jr., Award for Agile Acquisition Transformation Leadership (AFOTEC winner) - Maj. Terry Sears, AFOTEC Detachment 5, Edwards AFB, Calif.

Air Force Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Role Model Award (AFOTEC winner) - Lt. Col. Lynnette Gawell, AFOTEC Detachment 5, Edwards AFB, Calif.

Air Force Productivity Award (Air Force District of Washington and AFOTEC winner) - Global Power Bomber Combined Test Force Suitability Team, AFOTEC Detachment 5, Edwards AFB, Calif. Team members are: Capt. Michael Coleman; Tech. Sgt. Guillermo Herrera; and James Worden.

Air Force Safety Awards/Secretary of the Air Force Safety Team Award (AFOTEC Nominee) - AFOTEC Safety Office. Team members are: Roderick Earl; Master Sgt. Susana Maldonado; Darrell Anderson; Gregory Anderson; Scott Smith; and Terri Roy.

Air Force Safety Awards/ Colonel Will L. Tubbs Memorial Award for Ground Safety (AFOTEC nominee) - Headquarters AFOTEC Safety Office.

Air Force Military Intelligence Award/AFOTEC Outstanding Field Grade Intelligence Officer of the Year (Level II) - Maj. Brian Maddocks, AFOTEC Detachment 5, Edwards AFB, Calif.

Air Force Military Intelligence Award/AFOTEC Outstanding Noncommissioned Officer of the Year (Level II) - Tech Sgt. Jamie Wulff, AFOTEC Detachment 5, Edwards AFB, Calif.

Air Force Communication and Information Awards/AFOTEC Information Assurance Team of the Year - Information Assurance Team, AFOTEC Detachment 4, Peterson AFB, Colo. Team members are: Capt. Jaclyn Carman; Capt. Kelly Dean Pilarczyk; Capt. Troy Shettlesworth; Capt. Donald Tinsley; and Master Sgt. Eric Parrott.

Air Force Communication and Information Awards/AFOTEC Information Dominance Cyberspace Operations Field Grade Officer of the Year - Maj. William Hibbard, AFOTEC Detachment 4, Peterson AFB, Colo.

Air Force Communication and Information Awards/AFOTEC Outstanding Information Dominance Company Grade Officer of the Year - Capt. Nathan Loyd, AFOTEC Detachment 4, Peterson AFB, Colo.

Air Force Communication and Information Awards/AFOTEC Information Assurance Program Manager of the Year - Capt. Donald Tinsley, AFOTEC Detachment 4, Peterson AFB, Colo.

Air Force Communication and Information Awards/AFOTEC Information Dominance Cyberspace Operations Senior NCO of the Year - Master Sgt. Joendell Abner, AFOTEC Detachment 1, Edwards AFB, Calif.

Air Force Communication and Information Awards/AFOTEC Information Dominance Cyberspace Systems Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year - Master Sgt. Mary McEwan, AFOTEC Detachment 4, Peterson AFB, Colo.

Air Force Communication and Information Awards/AFOTEC Information Dominance Cyber Systems Operational Management Noncommisioned Officer of the Year - Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Kapono Bangay, AFOTEC Detachment 1, Edwards AFB, Calif.

Air Force Communication and Information Awards/AFOTEC Information Dominance Operational Management Noncommissioned Officer of the Year - Staff Sgt. Jennifer Sapp, AFOTEC Detachment 1, Edwards AFB, Calif.

DOD African American History Month Recognition Award (AFOTEC winner) - Maj. Steven Priest, AFOTEC Detachment 5, Edwards AFB, Calif.

Air Force Service Award/Key Spouse of the Year (AFOTEC winner) - Heather Schenk, AFOTEC Detachment 5, Edwards AFB, Calif.

Service to America Medals/National Security and International Affairs (AFOTEC winners) - Stuart Butts, AFOTEC Detachment 6, Nellis AFB, Nev., and Benjamin Hobday, AFOTEC Detachment 5, Edwards AFB, Calif.

Spirit of Hope Award Military Program (AFOTEC winner) - Tech. Sgt. Lange Payne, AFOTEC Detachment 5, Edwards AFB, Calif.

Air Force Mission Support/Air Force Personnel Award (AFOTEC Force Support Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year) - Senior Master Sgt. Peter Padilla, Headquarters AFOTEC Manpower, Personnel and Training Directorate, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

Air Force Mission Support/Air Force Personnel Award (Air Force District of Washington and AFOTEC Force Support Senior Manager of the Year Operational Level - Gerald Trujillo, Headquarters AFOTEC Manpower, Personnel and Training Directorate, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

AFOTEC Military and Civilian Annual Award/AFOTEC Field Grade Officer of the Year - Maj Benjamin Both, AFOTEC Detachment 5, Edwards AFB, Calif.

AFOTEC Military and Civilian Annual Award/AFOTEC Company Grade Officer of the Year - Capt. Jamal Quinnert, AFOTEC Detachment 1, Edwards AFB, Calif.

AFOTEC Military and Civilian Annual Award/AFOTEC Senior NCO of the Year - Senior Master Sgt. Eric An, AFOTEC Detachment 5, Edwards AFB, Calif.

AFOTEC Military and Civilian Annual Award/AFOTEC NCO of the Year - Tech. Sgt. Guillermo Herrera, AFOTEC Detachment 5, Edwards AFB, Calif.

AFOTEC Military and Civilian Annual Award/AFOTEC Category I Civilian of the Year - Debra Barrett, AFOTEC Detachment 5, Edwards AFB, Calif.

AFOTEC Military and Civilian Annual Award/AFOTEC Category II Civilian of the Year - Karen Troglin, Headquarters AFOTEC, Manpower, Personnel and Training Directorate, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

AFOTEC Military and Civilian Annual Award/AFOTEC Category III Civilian of the Year - Roland Thomas, AFOTEC Detachment 1, Edwards AFB, Calif.

AFOTEC Military and Civilian Annual Award/AFOTEC Category IV Civilian of the Year - Douglas Jaeger, AFOTEC Detachment 5, Edwards AFB, Calif.