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USAF International Affairs Excellence Award
Recipient and Nominees
  Lieutenant Colonel William D. Percival Excellence Award

2013 USAF International Affairs Excellence Award Recipient -  Lt Col William D. Percival
Congratulations to Lieutenant Colonel William D. Percival, Commander, 36th Mobility Response Squadron, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam on his selection as the 2013 USAF International Affairs Excellence Award recipient. Lt Col Percival expertly led a squadron of highly-skilled Air Mobility experts with 24 different Air Force Specialty Codes in advancing multi-national engagements throughout the Pacific Command area of operations. He developed a much needed Air Advisor capability and shaped the development of Pacific Air Forces engagements with crucial partner nations in the Department of Defense's largest geographical theater. Additionally, Lieutenant Colonel Percival was chosen by the Australian Army Joint Task Force to command the Tactical Area of Operations where he supported six thousand US and Australian Airmen and Soldiers displaying superb joint multi-national leadership. The Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James presented Lt Col Percival (pictured above) a trophy and citation at an award ceremony at the Air Force Association Awards. 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 Randall Allen, AFDW
  • SMSgt Jennifer Blackmarr, AFGSC
  • Capt Richard DeRohan, USTRANSCOM
  • SMSgt Kimberly Grewe, AFSPC
  • Ms. Amy Hermann-Spears, AFMC
  • Lt Col Brian Krietlow, EUCOM
  • Lt Col Thomas Morgan, USAFE-AFAFRICA
  • Lt Col Benjamin Morley, AFRC
  • Maj Paul Morris, AETC
  • Maj Christian Ogronsky, DSCA
  • Lt Col Rex Saukkonen, SOCEUR
  • Col Chris Stricklin, NATC-A
  • Lt Col Todd Sullivan, CENTCOM
  • Col Paul Szostak, SOUTHCOM
  • Lt Col Nathan Thomas, ANG
  • Mr. Steven Tinkey, SAF/IA 
  • Capt Harry Trosch IV, AFSOC
  • Lt Col Juan Ubiera, AFMSA
  • Col Cornelia Weiss, AFLOA
  • Maj Nicholas Wisnewski, of SC-Iraq
  • TSgt La'akea Young, AF ISR
Download International Affairs Excellence Award Recipient Letter (PDF).

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