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NC Wing Hosts First Commander's Call for 2013

Cadet Gaddy Receives Mitchell Award
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Cadet Justin Gaddy Receives Mitchell Award From Col. Crawford (click image to view full size)
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Awards and Special Promotion Top the List of Activities

2/10/2013––dThe first Commander’s Call for the NC Wing was conducted on February 10, 2013 at the wing’s headquarters in Burlington. The schedule was packed with updates, a special promotion and awards for deserving members. Maj. Dan McCollum offered the monthly safety briefing followed by the director of operations report. Col. Davis E. Crawford delivered the current stats for Capt. Shawn McComas. He stressed the need for more pilots since the wing now has 11 aircraft and the possibility exists that we may be assigned an additional airplane. This will require 60 qualified Mission Pilots, 11 more than the 49 Mission Pilots currently on the roster.

A special promotion was conducted for Cadet Justin Gaddy. Cadet Gaddy received the Mitchell Award and promotion to the rank of Cadet 2nd. Lt.

Awards to senior members included the following:

Achievement Awards:

Maj. Paul Twiddy,

Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Norman Byerly

Lt. Col. Max Benbow

Lt. Col. James Williams

 Special Award:

Lt. Col. Lucy Davis, (RCLS)

Commander’s Commendation (RCLS):

Lt. Col. Jonathan Wiggs

Capt. Kathy Gaddy 

Commander’s Commendations (Professional Development Weekend)

Lt. Col. Max Benbow

Maj. Jason Bailey

Commander’s Commendation—Cadet Encampment 2012

Capt. Ricky Lyerly

Capt. David Nelson

Maj. Thomas Bly

Maj. Richard Rowan

Lt. Col. Donald Beckett

Lt. Col. Eric Grant

Lt. Col. Jonathan Wiggs

C/TSgt, Jean-Mary Aray-Freites

C/CMSgt, Nathan Riddell

C/1st Lt. Aleasha North

C/1st. William Otto

C/Capt. Jacob Knox

C/Maj. Marvin Newland

C/Lt. Col. Josiah Gourley

Photos covering this Commander’s Call are available for download here:

NCWG CC Call Feb. 2013