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USAF International Affairs Excellence Award
Recipient and Nominees

2011 USAF International Affairs Excellence Award Recipient - Col (Dr.) Lee H. Harvis
Congratulations to Col (Dr.) Lee H. Harvis, Commander, 374th Medical Group, United States Forces Japan and Fifth Air Force Surgeon, Yokota Air Base, Japan, on his selection as the 2011 USAF International Affairs Excellence Award recipient. Col Harvis led a multinational medical emergency response coalition for information sharing and personnel exchange during Japan's worst natural disaster in recorded history. He was instrumental in rebuilding Japan's aeromedical evacuation system, and orchestrated the first United States Air Force medical liaison to the Japanese Ministry of Defense for critical coordination of future Air Force and Department of Defense medical assets. The Under Secretary of the Air Force Erin Conaton, on behalf of the Secretary of the Air Force, presented Col Harvis (pictured above) a trophy and citation at an award ceremony at the Pentagon on 23 May 2012. His name is displayed on a plaque outside the office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs.

It is important to acknowledge all USAF International Affairs Excellence Award nominees from across the Air Force whose contributions significantly enhanced our ability to build international relationships:

· Maj Nora Ashby, Chief TRICARE Operations and Patient Administration North Region Branch, Air Force Medical Operations Agency
· TSgt Adam Baker, 216 OSS/CC LAUNCH PROTECTION DUTY TECHNICIAN Combat Operations Flight
· Lt Col David Dunklee, Chief, AFSPC Foreign Disclosure Office
· Col Timothy Evans, Commander, 175th Network Warfare Squadron
· Col Yves Fuhrmann, Chief, Operations Branch, A5XX Regional Plans and Issues Division
· Maj Monica Gramling, Political Military Affairs Strategist, Directorate of Plans, Programs and Analyses, Headquarters, United States Air Forces in Europe
· Lt Col Tim Harbor, Chief, Host Nation Support, Logistics and Installations Directorate
· Mr. George Ifland, Director of Operations, Air Force Security Assistance Training Squadron, Air Education and Training Command
· Maj Timothy O'Sullivan, CENTCOM Qatar and Oman Desk Officer
· Mr. John Petersen, Political Advisor to the Commander, Allied Air Command Izmir, Turkey & Combined Forces Air Component, Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR
· Lt Col Raul Reyes, Jr., Deputy Director, Plans and Programs, Headquarters Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern)
· Mr. Niels Sorensen, Strategic Planner, HQ Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency
· Mr. David Steare, International Relations Specialist, Space and Cyberspace Division
· Lt Col Cornelia Weiss, Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
· Ms. Kimberly Whitney, Chief, International Airborne Warning and Control System financial Management Branch
· Lt Col Jason Wollard, Detachment Commander, 438th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group
Download International Affairs Excellence Award Recipient Letter (PDF).

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