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Missile Defender of the Year 2021

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  • By Staff Sgt. Nicholas Crisp
  • 36th Wing

The Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance held the 2021 Guam Missile Defender of the Year Award Ceremony. The event honored Air and Missile Defenders from Task Force Talon and Andersen AFB. These Soldiers, Airman, and Marine demonstrated outstanding leadership excellence in air and missile defense in 2021 and directly contributed to the security of the United States homeland and allies in the Indo-Pacific.

The honourees are:

Army Specialist John-Anthony Aguon, Delta Company Forward, 1-294th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Talon

Army Sergeant Timothy Barcinas, Delta Company Forward, 1-294th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Talon

Army Specialist Brianna Brown, E-3 Air Defense Artillery, 38th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Task Force Talon

Army Sergeant Keenan Thompson, E-3 Air Defense Artillery, 38th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Task Force Talon

Army Specialist Austin Smith, E-3 Air Defense Artillery, 38th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Task Force Talon

Army Sergeant Nicholas Allen, E-3 Air Defense Artillery, 38th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Task Force Talon

Army Sergeant James Copeland, F-55 Air Defense Artillery, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Task Force Talon

Army Second Lieutenant Peter Gonsalves, E-3 Air Defense Artillery, 38th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Task Force Talon

Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Tate Buntz, Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz

Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Nathan Perry, 36th Operations Group

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