NASIC commander recognizes top performers

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  • By Staff Sgt. Stephanie Longoria
The National Air and Space Intelligence Center’s 44th Annual Commander's Award for Merit ceremony took place here, Aug. 15, 2017.

During the ceremony NASIC’S senior leaders presented a variety of awards to recognize top performers including the Major General Watson award and Wall of Honor inductees.

The event commenced with the posting of the colors from NASIC’s Color Guard, the singing of the National Anthem by Staff Sgt. Bailey Jewell, an invocation by Chaplain (Capt.) Valdon Jensen and opening remarks from NASIC’s commander, Col. Sean P. Larkin.

“The winners today have been through the ringer,” Larkin noted. “The things we do here are meritorious in every sense of the word and these awards reflect who we are and what we value as an organization--as a family.”

Twenty-four unique awards and one Major General Watson award were presented during the ceremony.

The Watson award was presented to Mr. Tyree Wilborne for his 14 years of dedicated service to the organization.

The ceremony ended by recognizing two Wall of Honor inductees Mr. Stanley Marcum and Mr. Steven Marcum. The Wall of Honor recognizes the significant achievements of NASIC alumni and their lasting contributions to the center.

After expressing the importance of the CAM awards and why they mean so much to him, Larkin explained how amazed he was by the work all the nominees accomplished in the past year.

“The people at NASIC do great things for the nation and when you read the details on what they did, who they worked with and what the impact was on the acquisition, policy-making or warfighting customers, it just blows you away,” he said.

“NASIC is a unique organization and these awards are about what makes it a national treasure.”