WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Air Force Materiel Command nominees for the 2018 Air Force Logistics Readiness Individual and Unit Awards were announced by Maj. Gen. Allan Day, AFMC Director of Logistics, Civil Engineering, Force Protection and Nuclear Integration.

Hill Air Force Base’s 75th Logistics Squadron and Capt. Cole Johnson, 75th LRS, were honored in two categories. Winners from each category will now compete at the Air Force level.

Field Level

Airman of the Year: Staff Sgt. Brandie Benoit, 72nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma

Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Tech. Sgt. Clayton Leirer, 78th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Robins AFB, Georgia

Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Master Sgt. Michael Cherry, 96th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Eglin AFB, Florida

Company Grade Officer of the Year: Capt. Cole Johnson, 75th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Hill AFB, Utah

Field Grade Officer of the Year: Lt. Col. Kelie Thomas, 78th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Robins AFB, Georgia

Category I of the Year: Andre Stuart, 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Edwards AFB, California

Category II of the Year: Craig Mays, 441st Vehicle Support Chain Operations Squadron, Langley AFB, Virginia

Category III of the Year: Kirk Capistrant, 436th Supply Chain Operations Squadron, Scott AFB, Illinois

Staff Level

Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year: Master Sgt. Pahola O’Brien, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, Joint-Base San Antonio, Texas

Company Grade Officer of the Year: Capt. John DeLaura, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, Joint-Base San Antonio, Texas

Unit Award

Logistics Readiness Squadron of the Year – Non Flying nomination: Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Cryptologic and Cyber Systems Division, Joint-Base San Antonio, Texas

Daedalian Logistics Effectiveness Award nomination: 96th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Eglin AFB, Florida

American Petroleum Institute Trophy Award nomination: 75th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Hill AFB, Utah

Congratulations to our AFMC winners, and best of luck as they move on to compete at the Air Force level.

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