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2021 Award Recipients

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Montgomery Medal

U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, Nevada     

Charles Dick Medal of Merit

U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson, Louisiana
Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann, Mississippi
Gov. Steve Sisolak, Nevada

Patrick Henry Award

Johnnie Kaberle, House Appropriations Committee
State Sen. Kai Kahele, Hawaii
State Sen. Clarence K. Nishihara, Hawaii    
State Rep. Nancy Tate, Kentucky
Ben Peterson, Minnesota
State Rep. Manly Barton, Mississippi
Anne Hall Brashier, Mississippi
Rodney Hall, Mississippi
State Rep. John Read, Mississippi
James Murren, Nevada
Craig Rauchle, Nevada
State Assemblywoman Robin L. Titus, Nevada
Col. John Bonsell (Ret.), Senate Armed Services Committee
Simon Coon, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee
State Rep. Landon Brown, Wyoming

Distinguished Service Medal

Col. Don Deering (Ret.), Tennessee

Meritorious Service Award

Maj. Richard H. Sugg, Arkansas
Maj. Joshua K. Radi, Hawaii    
Maj. Geremy Harper, Kentucky
Lt. Col. Brett Compston, Nevada
Maj. Laurie MacAfee, Nevada
Brig. Gen. John M. Week, Nevada
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Kiel J. Skager, North Dakota
Maj. Waylon Tomac, North Dakota
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lena J. Conway, Oklahoma
1st Lt. Sheronette Mills, Virgin Islands
Chief Warrant Officer 4 Diane Wescott, Virgin Islands
Maj. Wanda Williams, Virgin Islands
Jamie Ciz, Wyoming
Doug Shope, Wyoming

Meritorious Service Certificate

Col. Joyce Anacker, Nevada
Lt. Col. Catherine Grush, Nevada
Maj. Nicholas C. Hanson, North Dakota
Capt. Germaine Gumbs, Virgin Islands

Valley Forge Cross for Heroism

Tech. Sgt. Randolph Simmons, South Dakota

Valley Forge Certificate

Capt. Tana Gurule, Nevada
Capt. Tyler Wistisen, Nevada
1st Lt. Michael Flury, Nevada
Tech. Sgt. Jonathan E. White (Ret.), Pennsylvania

Garde Nationale Trophy

Col. Ray Jardine (Ret.), Hawaii   
Col. (Dr.) Martin Bain, Nevada
1st Lt. Sparkle McCuiston, Nevada

Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Award for Company Grade Officers

Capt. Shalin M. Gieson, Arkansas
Capt. Darryl S. Napolitano, Arkansas
Capt. Beste Cooksey, Illinois
Capt.  Lonnie C. McIntyre, Kansas
Capt. Ana M. Tavares, Kansas
1st Lt. James Marston, Kentucky
Capt. Angela Cincis, Massachusetts
Capt. Deandre K. Eiland, Mississippi
Capt. Quinn J. Lundbom, Nevada
Capt. Eric Mangino, Nevada
2nd Lt. Jonathan D. Winkie, North Carolina
Capt. Thomas C. Hansen, North Dakota
Capt. Timothy J. Soderstrom, North Dakota
Capt. Jill E. Hoffman, Ohio
1st Lt. Greyson P. Buckingham, Wyoming
1st Lt. Jeremiah D. Singleton, Wyoming

Eagle Rising Award for Warrant Officers

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Gib T. Richardson, Arkansas
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Michael A. Schmidtberger, Kansas
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jared Lewis, Massachusetts
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Billy W. Poe, Mississippi
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Benjamin Schinzing, Nevada
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Deena L. Ratliff, Ohio
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Brady M. Sheridan, Wyoming

UNIT AWARDS

Note: Due to COVID, Army National Guard unit awards were not selected this year, so they will not be presented at NGAUS.

AIR NATIONAL GUARD

Spaatz Trophy

114th Fighter Wing
South Dakota Air National Guard

Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque

106th Rescue Wing
New York Air National Guard

119th Wing
North Dakota Air National Guard

123rd Airlift Wing
Kentucky Air National Guard

126th Air Refueling Wing
Illinois Air National Guard

193rd Special Operations Wing
Pennsylvania Air National Guard

Mission Support Trophy

176th Wing
Alaska Air National Guard

Distinguished Mission Support Plaque

115th Fighter Wing
Wisconsin Air National Guard

132nd Wing
Iowa Air National Guard

William W. Spruance Safety Award

119th Wing
North Dakota Air National Guard  

Winston P. Wilson Trophy

199th Fighter Squadron    
Hawaii Air National Guard

Curtis N. “Rusty” Metcalf Trophy

123rd Airlift Wing
Kentucky Air National Guard

Major General John J. Pesch Flight Safety Trophy

119th Wing     
North Dakota Air National Guard

189th Airlift Wing
Arkansas Air National Guard