January 2017 Plains Guardian’s Awards and Decorations

 

KANSAS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

Legion of Merit

490_ARLOFR

Brig. Gen. Anthony Mohatt, 35th ID, Fort Leavenworth, with oak leaf cluster

Brig. Gen. Robert Windham Jr., JFHQ KS-LC, Topeka, with oak leaf cluster

Col. John David Johnson 35th ID, Fort Leavenworth

Col. Russell Richardson, 35th ID, Fort Leavenworth

Lt. Col. Ron Boyer, 35th ID, Fort Leavenworth

 

Meritorious Service Medal

498_ARMSMR

Col. Thomas Burke, 69th TC, Topeka, with four oak leaf clusters

Lt. Col. Richard Fisher, JFHQ KS-LC, Topeka, with oak leaf cluster

Lt. Col. Matt Twombly, 1st Bn, 161st FA, Hutchinson, with three oak leaf clusters

Maj. Daniel Ball, HHB, 2nd Bn, 130th FA, Hiawatha

Maj. Timothy Button, HHC, 169th CSSB, Olathe, with oak leaf cluster

Maj. Dwayne Byerly, Rec & Ret Bn, Topeka

Maj. Adam Johnson, 69th TC, Topeka, with oak leaf cluster

Capt. Elizabeth Tipton, 73rd CST, Topeka, with two oak leaf clusters

Chief Warrant Officer 3 William Davis, HHC, 169th CSSB, Olathe, with oak leaf cluster

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Amanda Davis, HHC, 635th RSG, Topeka

Command Sgt. Maj. Harold Whitley, HHB, 130th FAB, Manhattan, with two oak leaf clusters

1st Sgt. Nancy White, HQ, 235th Regt, Salina

Master Sgt. Richard Anderson, 235th Regt, Salina, with oak leaf cluster

Sgt. 1st Class Terry Abernathy, Det 1, 778th Trans Co, Manhattan

Sgt. 1st Class Danielle Burke, HHD, 635th RSG, Topeka

Sgt. 1st Class Francisca Jimenez, 73rd CST, Topeka, with two oak leaf clusters

Sgt. 1st Class Darwyn Luat, HHC, 287th SB, Wichita

Sgt. 1st Class John Melnick Jr., 778th Trans Co, Kansas City

Sgt. 1st Class Aimee Plankinton, JFHQ KS-LC, Topeka

Sgt. 1st Class Orlando Ross, HHC, 287th SB, Wichita

Sgt. 1st Class John Stubbs, Co C, 2nd CAB, 137th Inf, Lenexa, with oak leaf cluster

Sgt. 1st Class Barry Vogelbacher, Co C, 2nd CAB, 137th Inf, Lenexa, with oak leaf cluster

Sgt. 1st Class Alvin Winns, HHC, 130th FAB, Manhattan

Sgt. 1st Class Jay Yeager, Co B, 2nd CAB, 137th Inf, Wichita

Staff Sgt. Cheryl Baranow, 137th Trans Co, Olathe

Staff Sgt. Michael Rectenwald, KSARNG Training Center, Salina

 

Army Commendation Medal

430_ARCMR

1st Sgt. Kit Portz, 2137th FSC, Manhattan, with three oak leaf clusters

 

Army Achievement Medal

429_ARACHMR

Maj. Michael Ehrstein, 177th IAS, Wichita

 

Kansas Meritorious Service Ribbon

83904_KSNGMSM

Maj. Larry Leupold, 130th FAB, Manhattan

 

Kansas National Guard State Emergency Duty Service Ribbon

7246-KSNG_STATE_EMERGENCY

Maj. Kevin Kennedy, Co G (-), 2nd Bn, 135th Avn Regt, Topeka

Capt. Casey Atkins, Co B, 1st Bn, 108th Avn, Salina

Capt. Clarence Schreiber, Co G (-), 2nd Bn, 135th Avn Regt, Topeka

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Steven Hood, Co G (-), 2nd Bn, 135th Avn Regt, Topeka

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Brandy Nichols, HHC, 1st Bn, 108th Avn, Topeka

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Matthew Ingmire, Co B, 1st Bn, 108th Avn, Salina

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Paul Morabito, Co B, 1st Bn, 108th Avn, Salina

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Patrick Reynolds, Co Bn, 1st Bn, 108th Avn, Salina

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Robert Keyes, Co G (-), 2nd Bn, 135th Avn Regt, Topeka

Sgt. 1st Class David Lebbin, Co A, 1st Bn, 108th Avn, Topeka

Sgt. 1st Class Michael Munson, Co D, 1st Bn, 108th Avn, Topeka

Staff Sgt. Ryan Kohlman, Co B, 1st Bn, 108th Avn, Salina

Staff Sgt. Heath Martin, Co B, 1st Bn, 108th Avn, Salina

Sgt. Steven Baker, Co G (-), 2nd Bn, 135th Avn Regt, Topeka

Sgt. Ricardo Bonilla, Co B, 1st Bn, 108th Avn, Salina

Sgt. Tony Dickey, Co C, 2nd Bn, 211th Avn, Salina

Sgt. Jeremy Leach, Co A, 1st Bn, 108th Avn, Topeka

Sgt. Darren Love, Co A, 1st Bn, 108th Avn, Topeka

Sgt. Christian McGraw, Co G (-), 2nd Bn, 135th Avn Regt, Topeka

Sgt. Matthew Palcher, Co A, 1st Bn, 108th Avn, Topeka

Spc. Rudolph Fink, Co B, 1st Bn, 108th Avn, Salina

Spc. Paul Mason, Co E, 1st Bn, 108th Avn, Topeka

Spc. Keenan Toll, Co B, 1st Bn, 108th Avn, Salina

KANSAS AIR NATIONAL GUARD

Meritorious Service Medal

498_ARMSMR

Lt. Col. Peter Austin, 184th IW, Wichita, with two oak leaf clusters

Lt. Col. Christopher Gnagi, 190th ARW, Topeka, with two oak leaf clusters

Lt. Col. Bradley Hilbert, 184th IW, Wichita, with three oak leaf clusters

Lt. Col. Bradley Hinkle, 190th ARW, Topeka

Lt. Col. Jared Maag, JFHQ KS-AC, Topeka

Lt. Col. Russell Sakati, 190th ARW, Topeka, with oak leaf cluster

Lt. Col. Phillip Stadler, 190th ARW, Topeka, with oak leaf cluster

Lt. Col. Tanya Wehrli, 190th ARW, Topeka, with oak leaf cluster

Lt. Col. Robert Williams, 190th ARW, Topeka, with two oak leaf clusters

Maj. Scott Avery, 190th ARW, Topeka

Maj. Joseph Blubaugh, 190th ARW, Topeka, with oak leaf cluster

Maj. Kevin Cline, 190th ARW, Topeka

Maj. Jeffrey Dickman, 190th ARW, Topeka

Maj. Brandi Staniec, 190th ARW, Topeka

Chief Master Sgt. Von Burns, 190th ARW, Topeka, with oak leaf cluster

Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Montgomery, 190th ARW, Topeka, with two oak leaf clusters

Chief Master Sgt. Thane Stauffer, 184th IW, Wichita, with three oak leaf clusters

Chief Master Sgt. John Womer, 190th ARW, Topeka, with oak leaf cluster

Senior Master Sgt. Michael Akers, 190th ARW, Topeka

Senior Master Sgt. Robert Bledsoe, JFHQ KS-AC, Topeka

Senior Master Sgt. Keith Decker, 184th IW, Wichita, with three oak leaf clusters

Senior Master Sgt. Allen Ewell, 190th ARW, Topeka

Senior Master Sgt. Ronald Gray, 190th ARW, Topeka, with oak leaf cluster

Senior Master Sgt. Bradley Hansen, 184th IW, Wichita, with two oak leaf clusters

Senior Master Sgt. Joel Unger, 184th IW, Wichita

Master Sgt. Maurice Balance, 184th IW, Wichita

Master Sgt. Vincent Finney, 190th ARW, Topeka

Master Sgt. Brandon Lambert, 184th IW, Wichita

Master Sgt. Matthew McCoy, 184th IW, Wichita

Master Sgt. Eric Porterfield, 184th IW, Wichita

Master Sgt. Justina Saucedo, 190th ARW, Topeka

Tech. Sgt. Heath Jones, 184th IW, Wichita

Tech. Sgt. Rafael Marrero Rivera, 184th IW, Wichita

Tech. Sgt. Dorothy Westergren, 190th ARW, Topeka

 

Air Force Commendation Medal

404_AFAFCMR

Maj. Seth Rundle, 184th IW, Wichita, with two oak leaf clusters

Capt. Mary Burkett, 190th ARW, Topeka, with oak leaf cluster

Capt. Matthew Lucht, 184th IW, Wichita

Senior Master Sgt. Terry Martin, 190th ARW, Topeka, with three oak leaf clusters

Master Sgt. Loth Chhang, 184th IW, Wichita, with two oak leaf clusters

Tech. Sgt. Julie Hoefer, 190th ARW, Topeka, with three oak leaf clusters

Tech. Sgt. Justin Jacobs, 184th IW, Wichita, with oak leaf cluster

Tech. Sgt. Christopher McCarthy, 184th IW, Wichita

Tech. Sgt. Maria Ruiz, 184th IW, Wichita

Staff Sgt. Paula Conley, 190th ARW, Topeka

Staff Sgt. Ramon Espana, 184th IW, Wichita

Staff Sgt. Joshua Gibbs, 190th ARW, Topeka

Staff Sgt. Cody Larson, 184th IW, Wichita

Staff Sgt. TJ Tasker, 184th IW, Wichita

 

Air Force Achievement Medal

403_AFAFAMR

Maj. Carlton Abner, 190th ARW, Topeka

Capt. Derek Craig, 190th ARW, Topeka

Master Sgt. Roger Brooker, 190th ARW, Topeka, with two oak leaf clusters

Master Sgt. Preciliano Deleon, 190th ARW, Topeka, with four oak leaf clusters

Master Sgt. Norman Foster, 190th ARW, Topeka, with oak leaf cluster

Master Sgt. Paul Grunden, 184th IW, Wichita

Master Sgt. Michael Hummer, 190th ARW, Topeka, with oak leaf cluster

Master Sgt. John Ives, 184th IW, Wichita, with two oak leaf clusters

Master Sgt. Daniel Mangiaracino, 190th ARW, Topeka, with three oak leaf clusters

Master Sgt. Eva Mayberry, 190th ARW, Topeka

Master Sgt. James Mayfield, 190th ARW, Topeka, with two oak leaf clusters

Master Sgt. Mark Moulden, 190th ARW, Topeka, with two oak leaf clusters

Master Sgt. Michael Ragan, 184th IW, Wichita, with oak leaf cluster

Master Sgt. Curtis Rogers, 184th IW, Wichita

Master Sgt. Eric Stanley, 190th ARW, Topeka, with oak leaf cluster

Tech. Sgt. Al Daniels, 184th IW, Wichita, with oak leaf cluster

Tech. Sgt. Russell Essman, 190th ARW, Topeka, with oak leaf cluster

Tech. Sgt. Chad Ewertz, 184th IW, Wichita, with oak leaf cluster

Tech. Sgt. Christian Grant, 190th ARW, Topeka

Tech. Sgt. Souphan Keodouangkham, 184th IW, Wichita, with oak leaf cluster

Tech. Sgt. Joseph Kroulik, 184th IW, Wichita, with oak leaf cluster

Tech. Sgt. Keith Melvin, 184th IW, Wichita, with two oak leaf clusters

Tech. Sgt. Graham Moulden, 190th ARW, Topeka, with two oak leaf clusters

Tech. Sgt. Jared Petefish, 190th ARW, Topeka, with oak leaf cluster

Tech. Sgt. Dustin Pieschl, 190th ARW, Topeka, with oak leaf cluster

Tech. Sgt. David Prosser, 184th IW, Wichita, with two oak leaf clusters

Tech. Sgt. Jesse Reid, 190th ARW, Topeka, with oak leaf cluster

Tech. Sgt. Francisco Salcedovaldivia, 190th ARW, Topeka

Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Schneider, 190th ARW, Topeka, with three oak leaf clusters

Tech. Sgt. Dylan Swearingen, 190th ARW, Topeka, with oak leaf cluster

Tech. Sgt. Dorothy Westergren, 190th ARW, Topeka, with two oak leaf clusters

Tech. Sgt. Heath Wilson, 184th IW, Wichita, with two oak leaf clusters

Tech. Sgt. Hasan Zaidi, 190th ARW, Topeka

Staff Sgt. Sebastian Adame, 190th ARW, Topeka

Staff Sgt. Jenna Bausch, 190th ARW, Topeka

Staff Sgt. Jesse Boring, 184th IW, Wichita

Staff Sgt. Chad Broome, 190th ARW, Topeka, with three oak leaf clusters

Staff Sgt. Bradlee Brown, 184th IW, Wichita, with oak leaf cluster

Staff Sgt. Nathaniel Brown, 190th ARW, Topeka, with two oak leaf clusters

Staff Sgt. Keri Christian, 190th ARW, Topeka, with four oak leaf clusters

Staff Sgt. Chelsea Dennison, 190th ARW, Topeka, with oak leaf cluster

Staff Sgt. Christopher Erhart, 190th ARW, Topeka, with oak leaf cluster

Staff Sgt. Terence Gallagher, 190th ARW, Topeka, with two oak leaf clusters

Staff Sgt. Robert Hollar, 184th IW, Wichita, with oak leaf cluster

Staff Sgt. Adam Johnson, 184th IW, Wichita, with oak leaf cluster

Staff Sgt. Jamie Johnson, 190th ARW, Topeka, with oak leaf cluster

Staff Sgt. Jacob Masters, 190th ARW, Topeka

Staff Sgt. Grant Myers, 190th ARW, Topeka

Staff Sgt. Matthew Nelson, 190th ARW, Topeka, with oak leaf cluster

Staff Sgt. Brandon Rhoten, 184th IW, Wichita

Staff Sgt. Anathea Rivera, 184th IW, Wichita

Staff Sgt. Benjamin Roe, 184th IW, Wichita, with oak leaf cluster

Staff Sgt. Gregory Rowley, 190th ARW, Topeka, with oak leaf cluster

Staff Sgt. Dajuan Smith, 184th IW, Wichita

Staff Sgt. Ryan Smith, 184th IW, Wichita

Staff Sgt. Paul Vernacchia, 184th IW, Wichita, with two oak leaf clusters

Staff Sgt. Cole Watts, 184th IW, Wichita

Staff Sgt. Stephan Westermann, 190th ARW, Topeka, with oak leaf cluster

Staff Sgt. Shawn Whetstone, 190th ARW, Topeka, with oak leaf cluster

Senior Airman Joseph Alberts, 184th IW, Wichita

Senior Airman Timothy Blake, 184th IW, Wichita

Senior Airman Patrick Demoe, 184th IW, Wichita, with oak leaf cluster

Senior Airman Christopher Fernandez, 184th IW, Wichita

Senior Airman Shane Fowler, 184th IW, Wichita

Senior Airman Robert Fry, 184th IW, Wichita, with oak leaf cluster

Senior Airman Mark Hallacy, 184th IW, Wichita, with oak leaf cluster

Senior Airman Scott Johnson, 184th IW, Wichita

Senior Airman Veronica Kellogg, 184th IW, Wichita, with oak leaf cluster

Senior Airman Laken Meyer, 184th IW, Wichita

Senior Airman Jordan Morgan, 184th IW, Wichita, with oak leaf cluster

Senior Airman Lauren Penney, 184th IW, Wichita

Senior Airman Robert Phillips, 184th IW, Wichita

Senior Airman Christopher Purdy, 184th IW, Wichita

Senior Airman Christopher Ruhlen, 184th IW, Wichita

Senior Airman Aaron Slaughter, 184th IW, Wichita

Senior Airman Ariel Ward, 184th IW, Wichita

Senior Airman Jim Xayavongsy, 184th IW, Wichita

Senior Airman Stephen Duncan, 190th ARW, Topeka

Senior Airman Angela Edwards, 190th ARW, Topeka

Senior Airman David Glassman, 190th ARW, Topeka

Senior Airman Travis Gould, 190th ARW, Topeka

Senior Airman Benjamin Hunter, 190th ARW, Topeka

Senior Airman Tyler Leed, 190th ARW, Topeka

Senior Airman Andrea Lopez, 190th ARW, Topeka

Senior Airman Ryan Lu, 190th ARW, Topeka, with oak leaf cluster

Senior Airman Auston McKinnon, 190th ARW, Topeka

Senior Airman Fabian Medrano, 190th ARW, Topeka

Senior Airman Zachary Thomas, 190th ARW, Topeka

Senior Airman Kelsey Warren, 190th ARW, Topeka

Senior Airman Paul Webber, 190th ARW, Topeka

Airman 1st Class Steven Bohling, 184th IW, Wichita

Airman 1st Class Logan Borovetz, 184th IW, Wichita

Airman 1st Class Travis Gantt, 184th IW, Wichita

Airman 1st Class Kole Johnsonhanna, 184th IW, Wichita

Airman 1st Class Robert Phillips, 184th IW, Wichita

Airman 1st Class Jon Potts, 184th IW, Wichita

Airman 1st Class Dylan Gardner, 190th ARW, Topeka

Airman 1st Class Chevy Honeycutt, 190th ARW, Topeka

Airman Alexandria Brun, 184th IW, Wichita

Airman Alyssia Logan, 184th IW, Wichita