2013 MCAA Aviation Awards

The MCAA awards are on permanent display at the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum (www.flyingleathernecks.org) aboard MCAS Miramar, San Diego, CA.

Individual Awards

Alfred A. Cunningham Aviator of the Year Award - Maj Robert Weingart

Robert Guy Robinson Marine Naval Flight Officer of the Year Award - Maj Matthew Brown

Earle Hattaway Marine Aviation Ground Officer of the Year Award - CWO-2 Theodore Hensley

Robert F. Gibson Aviation Command & Control Officer of the Year Award - Maj Kenneth Phelps, III 

Silver Hawk Award - Gen James F. Amos


Danny L. Radish Marine Enlisted Aircrew of the Year Award - Cpl Benjamin Hebert

Willie D. Sproule Aviation Maintenance Marine of the Year Award - Cpl Sean Radcliff

Kenneth W. Southcomb Aviation Supply Marine of the Year Award - Cpl Michael Denney

Paul G. Vess Avionics Marine of the Year Award - Cpl Mario Cabrera

Gaines B. Gilbert Award Aviation Ordnance Marine of the Year Award - GySgt Juan Jimenez, Jr.

Kenneth A. Innis Aviation Command & Control Marine of the Year Award - GySgt Justin Hackworth

Jack W. Demmond Aviation Ground Marine of the Year Award - SSgt Jose Zazueta

James E. Nicholson Noncommissioned Officer Leadership Award - Sgt Brett Johnson

Commandant's Award for Acquisition Excellence - GySgt Johnny Kilgore

James Maguire Exceptional Achievement Award - Cpl Clayton Rice


Unit Awards

Robert M. Hanson Fighter/Attack Squadron of the Year Award - VMFA-251

Lawson H. M. Sanderson Marine Attack Squadron of the Year Award - VMA-211

Royal N. Moore Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the Year Award - VMAQ-1

Henry Wildfang Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron of the Year - VMGR-234

Keith B. McCutheon Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron of the Year Award - HMH-361

Edward C. Dyer Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron of the Year Award - HMM-268

Fred McCorkle Marine Tiltrotor Squadron of the Year Award - VMM-365

John P. Giguere Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron of the Year Award - HMLA-269

Donald E. Davis Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron of the Year Award - MALS-12

James E. Hatch Marine Wing Support Squadron of the Year Award - MWSS-273

Edward S. Fris Marine Air Command & Control Squadron of the Year Award - VMU-2

Commandant's Aviation Award - VMGR-152

Pete Ross Marine Aviation Safety Award - HMH-463


Previous Award Recipients
1962 - 2012
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