NORAD, USNORTHCOM announce 2nd quarter award winners

By NORAD and USNORTHCOM Public Affairs | July 24, 2008

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command recognized their top performers for April-June 2008 during a July 21 awards ceremony at the commands' headquarters on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.

Gen. Gene Renuart, NORAD and USNORTHCOM commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Wood, NORAD and USNORTHCOM command senior enlisted leader, presented the awards.

The NORAD winners are:

  • Canadian Forces Maj. Pierre Viens, Operations Directorate, Field Grade Officer;
  • Canadian Forces Lt. Wilfred Hutchings, Command and Control Systems Directorate, Company Grade Officer;
  • Air Force Master Sgt. Patrick Kincaid, Operations Directorate, Senior Enlisted Category III;
  • Air Force Tech. Sgt. Tracy League, Training and Exercise Directorate, Junior Enlisted Category II; and
  • Air Force Senior Airman Daniel Montano, Training and Exercise Directorate, Junior Enlisted Category I.

The USNORTHCOM winners are:

  • Air Force Maj. Michael Worden, Operations Directorate, Field Grade Officer;
  • Navy Lt. Robert Hamilton, Intelligence Directorate, Company Grade Officer;
  • Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Joseph Maher, Command Surgeon, Senior Enlisted Category III; and
  • Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Joaquin Juatai, Public Affairs, Junior Enlisted Category II.

The NORAD and USNORTHCOM civilians of the quarters are:

  • Larry Brenish, Chief of Staff, Category I;
  • Eric Larson, Training and Exercise Directorate, Category II; and
  • Carl Johnson, Defense Intelligence Agency, Category III.