Wyoming Guard members recognized as outstanding

Jan 9, 2018

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Members of the Wyoming National Guard were recognized for their outstanding service during 2017 at the Outstanding Solider and Airman of the Year banquet, Jan. 6.

The following individuals were recognized for their leadership, military bearing, knowledge of military customs, community service and personal achievements.

Spc. Wyatt Schiermeyer, 133rd Engineer Company, from Geneva, Nebraska, Soldier of the Year.

Sgt. Jon Pratt, 115th Field Artillery Brigade, from Cheyenne, Army Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.

Senior Airman Mason Bicandi, 153rd Security Forces Squadron, Airman of the Year, is from Fort Collins, Colorado.

Tech. Sgt. Kevin Delgado, 153rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, from Cheyenne, Air Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.

Master Sgt. Thor Rasmussen, 153rd Mission Support Group, from Laramie, First Sergeant of the Year

Master Sgt. Zachary Austin, 153rd Airlift Wing, Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, is from Cheyenne

Capt. Jacque Stonum, 153rd Force Support Squadron, from Cheyenne, Air Company Grade Officer of the Year.

Senior Airman Ruth Bowen, 187th Airlift Squadron, Rising Six Performer of the Year, is from Denver, Colorado.

Tech. Sgt. Mike Palmer, 153rd Force Support Squadron, was named Production Recruiter and Retainer of the Year for the Wyoming Air National Guard. He is from Cheyenne. Tech. Sgt. Brandon Rodriguez, 153rd Force Support Squadron, from Cheyenne, was named Rookie Production Recruiter and Retainer of the Year for the Wyoming Air National Guard.

Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Benson, from Casper, was named Recruiter of the Year for the Wyoming Army National Guard. Sgt. 1st Class Samuel Bloom, of Cheyenne, was chosen as Army Recruiting’s Automation NCO of the Year and Capt. Christopher Kopf, of Cheyenne, was chosen as the Army’s Officer Recruiter of the Year. These awards recognize recruiters who continues to go above and beyond and whose individual efforts and support have been a contributing factor in this organization’s ability to meet its missions.

Master Sgt. Eric Farmer, 153rd Communications Flight, was named as the Flag Heritage Team Member of the Year. Farmer is from Cheyenne. This award is a symbol of the extreme amount of volunteerism and underlying commitment a Flag Team member must possess.

The Chiefs Council Core Value Award recognizes the junior enlisted members of the Page 3 of 3 www.facebook.com/wyoguard www.twitter.com/wyoguard www.flickr.com/wyoguard www.dvidshub.net/unit/WYNG www.youtube.com/user/wyoguard instagram.com/wyoguard Wyoming Air National Guard who best represent the Air Force/Air National Guard Core Values. The following individuals were named as Chiefs Council Core Value and Award recipients:

Senior Airman Cierra Dausman, 187th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, from Cheyenne. Staff Sgt. Mollie Vice, 153rd Medical Group, from Casper, Wyoming. Staff Sgt. Cameron Horn, 153rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, from Cheyenne. Staff Sgt. Robbie Posey, 153rd Civil Engineering Squadron, from Cheyenne. Staff Sgt. Jessica Stevens, 187th Airlift Squadron, from Fort Collins, Colorado. Staff Sgt. Andrew Crips, 187th Airlift Squadron, from Cheyenne. Tech. Sgt. Daniel Simonson, 153rd Security Forces Squadron, from Cheyenne. Tech. Sgt. Travis Mader, 153rd Maintenance Squadron, from Cheyenne. Tech. Sgt. Ella Riggs, 153rd Force Support Squadron, from Cheyenne. Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Ziller, 153rd Command and Control Squadron, from Cheyenne. Tech. Sgt. Kirsten Cohen, 153rd Command and Control Squadron, from Cheyenne. Tech. Sgt. Brandon Rodriguez, 153rd Force Support Squadron, from Cheyenne. Tech. Sgt. Scott Wernsing, 153rd Communication Squadron, from Cheyenne. Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Eckman, 243rd Air Traffic Control Squadron, from Cheyenne. Tech. Sgt. Samson Blue, 153rd Maintenance Squadron, from Wellington, Colorado.

 

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