Congratulations to MVCS Award Winners

Col Richard Cooper, former NatCap wing commander addresses the CAP memebrs gathered at the 2012 annual conference.  Photo by 1st Lt Kevin Geiss.
Col Richard Cooper, former NatCap wing commander, addresses CAP members gathered at the 2012 annual conference. Photo by 1st Lt Kevin Geiss.

On 30 March, volunteer officers and cadets from the National Capital Wing gathered at Joint Base Andrews, Md. for the NatCap Wing annual conference and later at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, D.C. for the annual banquet.  In addition to the NatCap senior leaders, also in attendance were Brig Gen Joseph Vazquez, CAP national vice commander and Col Larry Ragland, Middle East Region Commander.  Photos from the event are on the Wing Facebook page.

2012 NatCap Wing level awards were:

Safety Officer of the Year                   Lt Col Louis Volchansky

Property Manager of the Year           Maj Hagop Avedissian

Public Affairs Officer of the Year      2d Lt Kevin Geiss

Squadron of Merit                             Mount Vernon Composite Squadron

Cadet NCO of the Year                     C/SMSgt Hunter Harlow

Cadet of the Year                              Cadet Maj Christopher Fry

 

Additional awards presented to MVCS members were as follows:

 

Commander’s Commendations

C/Maj Christopher A. Fry, Cadet of the Year

C/CMSgt Jack H. Wilson, ground team support

Lt Col Thomas R. McGrath, Squadron Personnel Officer

Capt Claude D. Salch, Squadron Administrative Officer

Lt Col Kenneth W. McKinley, Squadron Emergency Services Officer

Maj Hagop A. Avedissian, Squadron Logistics Officer

Lt Col Raymond L. Greene, Squadron Aerospace Education Officer

2d Lt John Fornshell, Squadron Aerospace Education Officer for Cadets

Lt Col Louis R. Volchansky, Squadron Safety Officer

1st Lt Kevin T. Geiss, Squadron Public Affairs Officer

Lt Col Jeffrey F. Geller, Deputy Commander for Seniors

Maj William C. Teng, Squadron Chaplain

1st Lt Joseph R. Gruber, Squadron Communications Officer

C/Maj Joseph L. Frech, dedication and selfless service to success of DC045 cadet program

1st Lt Kevin T. Geiss, Inauguration support

C/CMSgt Thomas Murphy, Color Guard team commander

 

Achievement Awards

C/SMSgt Hunter Harlow, Cadet NCO of the Year

C/Amn Joseph Abbe, Inauguration support

C/SMSgt Gabriel Abbe, Inauguration support

C/A1C Dylan Sjostrom, Inauguration support

C/SSgt Aysia Moss, Inauguration support

2d Lt Samuel Abbe, Inauguration support

SM Carla Moss, Inauguration support

C/MSgt Benjamin Geiss, Inauguration support

Lt Col Jeff Geller, Inauguration support

C/SMSgt Gabriel Abbe, Cyber Patriot

C/Amn Joseph C. Abbe, Cyber Patriot

C/MSgt Benjamin S. Geiss, Cyber Patriot

C/Amn Austin T. Croy, Cyber Patriot

C/CMSgt Thomas M. Murphy, Cyber Patriot

C/2d Lt James A. Hildebrand, Cyber Patriot

C/Maj Christopher A. Fry, Cyber Patriot

2d Lt Karen Maguyon, Color Guard escort

2d Lt Raymond Ruscoe, Color Guard Senior Advisor

2s Lt John Fornshell, Color Guard escort

C/A1C Dylan Sjostrom, Color Guard member

C/Amn Mary Ruscoe, Color Guard member

C/A1C Nebay Haile, Color Guard member

C/CMSgt Hunter Harlow, Color Guard member

 

Homeland Security Ribbons

Lt Col Jeff Geller

Maj John Held

Lt Col Thomas McGrath

Lt Col Kenneth McKinley

Maj James Rodriquez

Capt Claude Salch

 

Disaster Relief Ribbon with “V” device

Lt Col Laird Stanton

1st Lt Kevin Geiss

Lt Col Jeff Geller

Lt Col Thomas McGrath

Lt Col Kenneth McKinley

2d Lt Mark Patrick

Maj James Rodriguez

Capt Claude Salch

 

Find Ribbons

Lt Col Jeff Geller

2d Lt Susan Harbowy

Maj John Held

Lt Col Thomas McGrath

Capt Claude Salch

Lt Col Louis Volchansky

 

Cadet Orientation Pilot Ribbons

Lt Col Jeff Geller

Maj John Held

Lt Col Thomas McGrath

Lt Col Lou Volchansky

1st Lt Maxwell Phillips

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE AWARD WINNERS!!!