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2022 Award Recipients

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Harry S. Truman Award

Gov. John Bel Edwards, Louisiana
Gen. James C. McConville, Massachusetts

Montgomery Medal

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, Ohio

Charles Dick Medal of Merit

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, Illinois
Senator Tammy Duckworth, Illinois
Senator Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan
U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, Minnesota
U.S. Rep. Don Bacon, Nebraska
Senator Deb Fischer, Nebraska
Gov. Pete Ricketts, Nebraska
State Sen. William F. Burt, New Mexico
Senator Rob Portman, Ohio
U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers, Ohio

Patrick Henry Award

State Rep. Lester “Bubba” Carpenter, Mississippi
State Sen. Dean Kirby, Mississippi
Nathan Upchurch, Mississippi
Mary Beth Sewald, Nevada
Nevada Office of the Governor staff, Nevada
Josh Carter, North Dakota
Courtney Fellows, Oklahoma
Collen Lewis, West Virginia
State Rep. Donald Burkhart Jr., Wyoming

Distinguished Service Medal

Brig. Gen. David Fleming III (Ret.), Delaware
Brig. Gen. Robyn J. Blader, Wisconsin

Meritorious Service Award

Capt. Thomas F. Van Dorple Jr., Arkansas
Maj. Scott T. Aihara, Hawaii
Brig. Gen. Moses Kaoiwi Jr., Hawaii
Lt. Col. Kurt Neddenriep (Ret.), Nevada
Col. Nicole Bixler (Ret.), New Hampshire
Lt. Col. David West (Ret.), New Hampshire
Lt. Col. Jeffrey S. Hovdenes, North Dakota
Maj. Lucas Klettke, North Dakota
Brig. Gen. Robert L. Lawson (Ret.), Ohio
Lt. Col. Kelly A. Barton, Oregon
Lt. Col. Ryan L. Barton, Oregon
Lt. Col. Christopher A. Jenkins, Oregon
Col. Todd Nehls (Ret.), Wisconsin
Col. Bart Van Roo, Wisconsin

Meritorious Service Certificate

1st Lt. Sheronette Mills, U.S. Virgin Islands
Lt. Col. Alphonso E. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Maj. Marcia Spencer, U.S. Virgin Islands

Valley Forge Cross for Heroism

Staff Sgt. Scott E. Kreiner, Maryland
Lt. Col. Magregoir Simeon, New Jersey

Valley Forge Certificate

Maj. James Kevin Polk, Mississippi
Staff Sgt. Hannah Kasner, Nevada
1st Lt. Brittni Swanson, Wisconsin

Garde Nationale Trophy

Maj. Morgan T. Brown, Kentucky
Maj. Gen. Randy Manner (Ret.), Nevada

Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Award for Company Grade Officers

1st Lt. Austin R. Bray, Arkansas
Capt. Nathan M. Sosebee, Arkansas
Capt. Charles K. Morris, Hawaii
Capt. Joseph L. Johns, Iowa
2nd Lt. Jackson Sliefert, Iowa
Capt. Brandon A. Maxwell, Kansas
Capt. Douglas C. Mitchell, Kansas
2nd Lt. Jason D. Sanderson, Kentucky
Capt. James R. King, Massachusetts
Capt. Thomas M. Brewer, Mississippi
Capt. John Miller, Nevada
Capt. Michael Daly, New Jersey
Capt. Sheldon Spence, New Jersey
2nd Lt. Kyle Lynch, New Mexico
Capt. Jesse Moch, North Dakota
Capt. Joseph P. Terveen, North Dakota
Capt. Erich C. Buhagiar, Ohio
Capt. Derek M. Moore, Ohio
Capt. Noah K. Irshad, Oregon
2nd Lt. Clint B. Brower, Wyoming
Capt. Jeffrey Gradowski, Wyoming

Eagle Rising Award for Warrant Officers

Warrant Officer 1 William C. Evans, Arkansas
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Phi Tran, Kansas
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jaime E. Acker, Massachusetts
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Dustin P. Robinson, Mississippi
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Steven Minifie, Nevada
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Richard L. Blumler, North Dakota
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Westley Sykes, Ohio
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Krispin Z. Chairet, Oregon
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Eli Lilley, Wyoming

UNIT AWARDS

AIR NATIONAL GUARD

Spaatz Trophy
(Top flying unit)

119th Wing
North Dakota Air National Guard

Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque

114th Fighter Wing
South Dakota Air National Guard

126th Air Refueling Wing
Illinois Air National Guard

154th Wing
Hawaii Air National Guard 

177th Fighter Wing
New Jersey Air National Guard

193rd Special Operations Wing
Pennsylvania Air National Guard

Mission Support Trophy
(Top support unit)

147th Attack Wing
Texas Air National Guard 

Distinguished Mission Support Plaque

Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center
Wisconsin Air National Guard

127th Wing
Michigan Air National Guard

140th Wing
Colorado Air National Guard

175th Wing
Maryland Air National Guard

William W. Spruance Safety Award

114th Fighter Wing
South Dakota Air National Guard  

Winston P. Wilson Trophy
(Outstanding fighter or recon)

114th Fighter Wing    
South Dakota Air National Guard

Curtis N. “Rusty” Metcalf Trophy
(Outstanding airlift or refueling)

133rd Airlift Wing
Minnesota Air National Guard

Major General John J. Pesch Flight Safety Trophy

114th Fighter Wing     
South Dakota Air National Guard

177th Fighter Wing
New Jersey Air National Guard