MARINE CORPS AVIATION ASSOCIATION (MCAA) CY2013 AWARD WINNERS

Date Signed: 4/07/2014
MARADMINS Active Number: 183/14

R 071811Z APR 14
UNCLASSIFIED/
MARADMIN 183/14
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC AVN//
SUBJ/MARINE CORPS AVIATION ASSOCIATION (MCAA) CY2013 AWARD WINNERS//
REF/A/MSGID:DOC/MCO 1650.29H/YMD:20100922//
REF/B/MSGID:DOC/MCO P1020.34G/YMD:20030331//
NARR/REF A IS MCO 1650.29H ON AVIATION AWARDS.  REF B IS MCO P1020.34G ON MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS.//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING MARINES AND SQUADRONS ON SELECTION AS THE RECIPIENTS OF THE CALENDAR YEAR 2013 MCAA ANNUAL AVIATION AWARDS FOR THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES. EACH CATEGORY WAS HIGHLY COMPETITIVE, INDICATING EXCEPTIONAL LEADERSHIP AND DEDICATION TO MISSION ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR ALL NOMINEES.
2. 2013 MCAA AWARD WINNERS:
A. ALFRED A. CUNNINGHAM AWARD (AVIATOR OF THE YEAR): CAPT J. TRAVIS STEPHENSON, VMM-264, 2D MAW
B. ROBERT GUY ROBINSON AWARD (MARINE NFO OF THE YEAR): CAPT BRADLEY N. BUICK, VMFA(AW)-225, 3D MAW
C. EARLE HATTAWAY AWARD (AVIATION GROUND OFFICER OF THE YEAR):  CAPT NARCISO CORRAL, MWHS-1, 1ST MAW
D. ROBERT F. GIBSON AWARD (COMMAND/CONTROL OFFICER OF THE YEAR):  MAJ JASON A. SHARP, MACS-2, 2D MAW
E. DANNY L. RADISH AWARD (ENLISTED AIRCREWMAN OF THE YEAR): GYSGT JAMES E. GARNER, HMLA-167, 2D MAW
F. WILLIE D. SPROULE AWARD (MAINTENANCE MARINE OF THE YEAR): SGT KEVIN M. ADCOCK, VMFA-323, 3D MAW
G. KENNETH W. SOUTHCOMB AWARD (AVIATION SUPPLY MARINE OF THE YEAR): MSGT RODOLFO FLORES JR., MALS-14, 2D MAW
H. PAUL G. VESS AWARD (AVIONICS MARINE OF THE YEAR): SGT ERIC J. SMITH, VMFA-112, 4TH MAW
I. GAINES B. GILBERT AWARD (ORDNANCE MARINE OF THE YEAR): SGT JASON T. CONNOLLY, MALS-14, 2D MAW
J. KENNETH A. INNIS AWARD (COMMAND/CONTROL MARINE OF THE YEAR): SSGT GRULLON KNUPP, MASS-1, 2D MAW
K. JACK W. DEMMOND AWARD (AVIATION GROUND MARINE OF THE YEAR): SSGT VICTOR CARMONA JR., MWSS-372, 3D MAW
L. JAMES E. NICHOLSON AWARD (NCO LEADERSHIP): sGT ZACHARY A. KIRK, HMH-465, 3D MAW
M. COMMANDANT'S ACQUISITION EXCELLENCE AWARD: MAJ JOSUE M. DIAZ, MAD PATUXENT RIVER
N. JAMES MAGUIRE AWARD (EXCEPTIONAL ACHIEVEMENT): CPL GAVIN L. CHRISTIAN, HMM-364, 3D MAW
O. ROBERT M. HANSON AWARD (FIGHTER/ATTACK SQUADRON OF THE YEAR): VMFA-312, 2D MAW
P. LAWSON H. M. SANDERSON AWARD (ATTACK SQUADRON OF THE YEAR):  VMA-311, 3D MAW
Q. ROYAL N. MOORE AWARD (ELECTRONIC WARFARE SQUADRON OF THE YEAR):  VMAQ-3, 2D MAW
R. HENRY WILDFANG AWARD (AERIAL/REFUELER/TRANSPORT SQUADRON OF THE YEAR): VMGR-352, 3D MAW
S. KEITH B. MCCUTCHEON AWARD (MARINE HEAVY HELICOPTER SQUADRON OF THE YEAR): HMH-461, 2D MAW
T. EDWARD C. DYER AWARD (MARINE MEDIUM HELICOPTER SQUADRON OF THE YEAR): HMM-364, 3D MAW
U. FRED MCCORKLE AWARD (MARINE MEDIUM TILTROTOR SQUADRON OF THE YEAR): VMM-265, 1ST MAW
V. JOHN P. GIGUERE AWARD (MARINE LIGHT/ATTACK HELICOPTER SQUADRON OF THE YEAR): HMLA-169, 3D MAW
W. DONALD E. DAVIS AWARD (MARINE AVIATION LOGISTICS SQUADRON OF THE YEAR): MALS-36, 1ST MAW
X. JAMES E. HATCH AWARD (MARINE WING SUPPORT SQUADRON OF THE YEAR): MWSS-372, 3D MAW
Y. EDWARD S. FRIS AWARD (AIR COMMAND/CONTROL UNIT OF THE YEAR): MACG-28(FWD), 2D MAW
Z. COMMANDANT'S AVIATION TROPHY (OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE OF A MARINE AVIATION SQUADRON OR BATTALION): VMGR-252, 2D MAW AA. PETE ROSS AWARD (AVIATION SAFETY): HMLA-169, 3D MAW 3. AWARD WINNERS WILL BE HONORED DURING THE 43RD ANNUAL MCAA SYMPOSIUM AND AWARDS DINNER TO BE HELD 15-18 MAY 2014 IN RENO, NV.
4. TRAVEL AND LODGING DETAILS FOR INDIVIDUAL AWARD WINNERS AND UNIT RECIPIENTS WILL BE ISSUED VIA SEPARATE CORRESPONDENCE (SEPCOR).  INDIVIDUAL AWARD WINNERS AND UNIT RECIPIENTS SHALL PROVIDE THE HQMC POINT OF CONTACT WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION NLT 15 APR 14: FULL NAME AND NAME OF GUEST(S), WORK/HOME ADDRESSES, WORK/HOME PHONE NUMBERS (DSN/COMM), AND WORK/PERSONAL EMAIL ADDRESSES.
5. IN ACCORDANCE WITH REF B, ATTIRE/UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS FOR MCAA FUNCTIONS 15-18 MAY 2014 ARE AS FOLLOWS:
A. REUNION/SYMPOSIUM EVENTS: CASUAL ATTIRE (KHAKIS AND COLLARED SHIRT - NO COAT OR TIE).
B. AWARDS BANQUET (17 MAY):  EVENING DRESS "B" (SNCO, O-4 AND ABOVE) OR BLUE-WHITE DESS "A" (ALL OTHERS NOT IN POSSESSION OF EVENING DRESS UNIFORM).
6. PUBLIC AFFAIRS GUIDANCE:
A. ENSURE AWARD WINNERS SIGN A PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT AND ARE BRIEFED THAT INFORMATION MAY BE MADE AVAILABLE TO CIVILIAN MEDIA.
B. PROVIDE FLEET HOMETOWN NEWS RELEASE TO FLEET HOMETOWN NEWS CENTER, SAN DIEGO, CA.
7. POINT OF CONTACT AT HQMC IS LTCOL R. B. YOUNG (ASM-34), RICHARD.B.YOUNG(AT)USMC.MIL, DSN 224-9881/1244, COMM (703)693-9881/1244.
8. RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY LTGEN R. E. SCHMIDLE, DEPUTY COMMANDANT FOR AVIATION.//