AWARDS

Founded in 1962, MCAA's awards program is now the largest aviation-based award program in the country & at the core of the MCAA mission. Our 29 awards span the spectrum of Marine aviation & recognize Marines of all ranks who are nominated by their superiors & vetted through Headquarters Marine Corps. Each MCAA award is named in honor of a Marine who made noteworthy contributions in their field. Two additional prestigious awards are the Commandant’s Aviation Award & the Silver Hawk Award. 

 

We are proud to be a part of Marine Corps aviation history in the making as our young warriors forge a path of success for our nation, & humbled by their accomplishments and humility.

2019 MCAA AVIATION AWARD RECIPIENTS

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Alfred A. Cunningham Award (Marine Aviator of the Year)

Captain George W. Carpenter

 

Robert Guy Robinson Award (Marine Naval Flight Officer of the Year)

Captain Daniel L. Jewett

Earle Hattaway Award (Marine Aviation Ground Officer of the Year) 

Captain Zachary V. Smith

 

Robert F. Gibson Award (Marine Air Command and Control Officer of the Year)

Major Chad E. Troyer

 

Silver Hawk Award (Marine Aviator with the Earliest Designation Date)

Lieutenant General Robert F. Hedelund

 

Frank E. Petersen Jr. Award (Marine Flight Student of the Year)

First Lieutenant Emilee N. Johnson

 

Danny L. Radish Award (Enlisted Aircrew of the Year)

Sergeant Derek A. Levi

 

Willie D. Sproule Award (Aviation Maintenance Marine of the Year)

Staff Sergeant Nicholas J. Harrel

Kenneth W. Southcomb Award (Aviation Supply Marine of the Year)

Master Sergeant Edgard J. Norori

Paul G. Vess Award (Avionics Marine of the Year)

Corporal Kyle M. LeClair

 

Gaines B. Gilbert Award (Aviation Ordnance Marine of the Year)

Sergeant Christopher J. Borghese

 

Kenneth A. Innis Award (Command and Control Marine of the Year)

Corporal Colton R. Vaughan

 

Jack W. Demmond Award (Aviation Ground Marine of the Year)

Staff Sergeant Marcus Penate

 

James E. Nicholson Award (Noncommissioned Marine Officer Leadership)

Gunnery Sergeant Rodger K. Bond

 

Michael A. Hough Award (Acquisition Excellence in Marine Aviation)

Gunnery Sergeant Nathan J. Marple

James Maguire Award (Exceptional Achievement in Marine Aviation)

Gunnery Sergeant Michael L. Felton

 

Robert M. Hanson Award (Marine Fighter Attack Squadron of the Year)

VMFA-115

 

Lawson H.M. Sanderson Award (Marine Attack Squadron of the Year)

VMA-223

 

Henry Wildfang Award (Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron of the Year)

VMGR-152

 

Royal N. Moore Award (Marine Electronic Warfare Squadron of the Year)

VMAQ-2

 

Keith B. McCutcheon Award (Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron of the Year)

HMH-366

 

John I. Hudson Award (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron of the Year)

VMU-1

 

Fred McCorkle Award (Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron of the Year)

VMM-363

 

John P. Guiguere Award (Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron of the Year)

HMLA-367

 

Donald E. Davis Award (Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron of the Year)

MALS-26

 

James E. Hatch Award (Marine Wing Support Squadron of the Year)

MWSS-272

 

Edward S. Fris Award (Marine Air Command and Control Squadron of the Year)

MACS-2

 

Commandant's Aviation Award (Superior Performance in Marine Aviation)

VMFA-121

 

Pete Ross Award (Marine Aviation Safety)

HMLA-369

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