2020 Award Recipients

posted Feb 15, 2020, 4:50 PM by Paul Cianciolo   [ updated Feb 25, 2020, 2:22 PM ]
The following members and squadrons under Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing are recognized for their outstanding volunteer service last year:

Major Awards

2019 Lt Col Thomas M. Stonehouse Service Award

1st Lt Robert Graham, DC045


2019 Col Costello N. Robinson CAP Lifetime Achievement Award

Capt Melody Terry, DC033


2019 Senior Member of the Year

Lt Col Joe Frech, DC001


2019 Cadet of the Year

C/Capt Mary Williams, DC033


2019 Cadet Junior Officer of the Year

C/Capt Stephen Gordon, DC045


2019 Cadet NCO of the Year

C/CMSgt Dean Courtney, II, DC033


Program Awards

2019 Brewer Award (Cadet Category)

C/2d Lt William Barker, DC026


2019 Brewer Award (Senior Category)

1st Lt Timothy Buchanan, DC045


2019 Character Development Officer of the Year

Capt Deborah Melancon, DC051


2019 Col David Kantor Operations Staff Officer of the Year

Lt Col Lou Volchansky, DC045


2019 Col Robert (Bud) V. Payton Public Affairs Officer of the Year

Capt Rachael Norberg, DC060


2019 Communications Officer of the Year

Lt Col John Hoffmann, DC001


2019 Edwin Lewis Incident Staff Member of the Year

Col Dave Sterling, DC001


2019 George Texido Legislative Officer of the Year

Lt Col Manuel Vega, DC001


2019 Inspector General of the Year

Capt Ayhan Akbel, DC001


2019 Jack Sorenson Cadet Programs Officer of the Year

Maj James Kavanagh, DC045


2019 Lt Col T. Keith Riddle Aircrew Member of the Year

Lt Col James Fuhriman, DC045


2019 Maj Gen Jeanne M. Holm Aerospace Education Officer of the Year

Capt Rachael Norberg, DC060


2019 Property Manager of the Year

Lt Col John Davies, DC001


2019 Safety Officer of the Year

1st Lt Raymond Kirk, DC060


2019 Senior Chaplain of the Year

Ch (Lt Col) Michael Strickland, DC001


Squadron Awards

2019 Squadron of Merit

Mount Vernon Composite Squadron, DC045


2019 Quality Cadet Unit Awards (100% of all Squadrons)

Arlington Composite Squadron, DC026

Andrews Composite Squadron, DC033

Mount Vernon Composite Squadron, DC045

Tuskegee Composite Squadron, DC051

Fairfax Composite Squadron, DC053

Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron, DC060


2020 Cadet Competition Champions

Andrews Composite Squadron, DC033


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