January 2017

Jan. 1, 2017 | By Bailey Hittle
 

KANSAS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
Legion of Merit
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 

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

  Army Achievement Medal

Maj. Michael Ehrstein, 177th IAS, Wichita  

Kansas Meritorious Service Ribbon
Maj. Larry Leupold, 130th FAB, Manhattan  

Kansas National Guard State Emergency Duty Service Ribbon
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

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
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