Air Commandos presented as AFSOC's best

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- Air Force Special Operations Command formally recognized its outstanding airmen and civilians of the year with a week-long tour of Hurlburt Field, culminating with a formal banquet here May 19.

These individuals represent the all-around winners for their respective classifications as decided by a panels of judges.

The winners are:

Company Grade Officer: Capt. Daniel J. Breiding, 320th Special Tactics Squadron, Kadena AB, Japan.

First Sergeant: Master Sgt. Lucas Levesque, 901st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Hurlburt Field

Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Marcus Mader, Special Tactics Training Squadron, Hurlburt Field

NCO: Tech. Sgt. James Walker II, Air Force Special Operations Air Warfare Center, Hurlburt Field

Airman: Senior Airman Kenneth Cox, 11th Intelligence Squadron, Hurlburt Field

Category III civilian: Rene Sanchez, 1st Special Operations Maintenance Group, Hurlburt Field

Category II civilian: Thomas Jones, AFSOC Logistics Directorate, Hurlburt Field

Category I civilian: Antoinette Nelson, 27th Special Operations Medical Support Squadron, Cannon AFB, New Mexico

Individual Mobilization Augmentee Officer: Maj. Martie Fredericks-Lenhart, AFSOC Operations Center, Hurlburt Field

IMA Enlisted: Master Sgt. Patrick Gibson, USAF Special Operations School, Hurlburt Field

Base Honor Guard Manager: Tech. Sgt. Ronald Donnell Jr., 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron, Hurlburt Field

Base Honor Guard Member: Senior Airman Travis Boley, 1st SOFSS

The banquet capped a two-day tour of AFSOC and Hurlburt Field facilities and units.

Each winner received a special trophy and gifts marking their selection.