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Awards, Decorations and Honors

Aviation Safety awards

  • "Outstanding Performer" -- Air Combat Command safety evaluation (2008)...the first rating of its kind in over 3 years
  • Safety Well Done Award -- for landing an F-16 engine out for an oil leak (1996)
  • Distinguished Writer Award -- Air Combat Command Flight Safety (6 total awards)
  • "Outstanding" rating as the Chief of 12th Air Force Flight Safety by the Air Combat Command
  • USAF Unit Flying Safety Award -- for mishap-free flying at Luke AFB, AZ

USAF awards

  • Distinguished Flying Cross for Heroism (Valor device)
  • 2003 Lockheed-Martin Dryden Semper Viper award
  • 2003 USAF Aviation Valor award (selected by the Chief of Staff of the USAF)
  • Meritorious Service Medal (5)
  • Air Medal (2)
  • Aerial Achievement Medal (4)
  • Air Force Combat Action Medal

Flying awards

  • Distinguished Graduate - F-16 flight training
  • Distinguished Graduate - Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training
  • Distinguished Graduate - F-111 flight training
  • Distinguished Graduate - Undergraduate Navigator Training
  • Top Gun - strafe - Nov 1996
  • Top Gun - high altitude dive bomb - Fall 1996
  • Top Gun - high altitude dive bomb - Fall 1998

Academic Awards

  • Embry-Riddle - Master degree, graduated with Distinction
  • Auburn University - Aviation Management degree, High Honor Graduate
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • Eta Mu Sigma Aviation Honor Society
  • Robert G. Pitts Outstanding Aviation Management Senior Award
  • Outstanding Engineering Student Award
  • AFROTC Distinguished Graduate