2022 Nuclear Deterrence Operations, Missile Operations awards announced Published April 3, 2023 Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- The Department of the Air Force announced the 2022 Nuclear Deterrence Operations Awards and the Nuclear and Missile Operations Functional Award winners. These awards recognize the outstanding accomplishments of Airmen contributing to nuclear deterrence operations and the missile operations career field respectively. “The winners of the 2022 Nuclear Deterrence Operations Awards and the Nuclear and Missile Operations functional awards are recognized as top performers who have made significant contributions to nuclear deterrence operations,” said Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration Michael R. Shoults. “These superstars deserve to be celebrated. We are extremely proud of their accomplishments.” Shoults also praised winners of the General Thomas S. Power Award. “We are particularly excited to recognize the General Thomas S. Power Award for best ICBM crew as an officially recognized Air Force-level award,” Shoults said. “The Power Award has a decades-long history of annually recognizing the most outstanding missile combat crews by the Air Force Association, and we’re proud that 1st. Lt. Jessica Fileas and 1st. Lt. Jacqueline Woods are the first crew to earn this prestigious recognition. Congratulations to the winners and all the total force Airmen who were nominated.” These outstanding nuclear professionals were selected from a diverse field within the Air Force’s major commands, unified combatant commands and other agencies including the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard. 2022 Nuclear Deterrence Operations Award winners are: NDO Airman of the Year: Senior Airman Xenia T. Aspa NDO Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Tech. Sgt. Shawn E. Barrett NDO Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Master Sgt. James A. Gillispie NDO Company Grade Officer of the Year: Capt. Allison R. Ramos NDO Field Grade Officer of the Year: Maj. Aaron J. Bonovitch NDO Guardsman of the Year: Lt. Col. Jared P. Drake NDO Reserve NCO of the Year: Tech. Sgt. Ethan A. Williams NDO Reserve SNCO of the Year: Master Sgt. Rebecca A. Barton DeGrizio NDO Reserve Officer of the Year: Lt. Col. Alycia M. Vrosh NDO USAF 13N Cadet of the Year: Midshipman Sayanna Pillay NDO Category I Civilian of the Year: Chastiti B. Ramirez NDO Category II Civilian of the Year: Brent S. Dufault NDO Category III Civilian of the Year: Aimee L. Dacus Professional Team of the Year: 701st MUNSS Steadfast Noon Team Tech. Sgt. Raymond Cage Tech. Sgt. Brandon S. Dutton Tech. Sgt. Alexander C. Hall Tech. Sgt. Daniel S. Phelan Tech. Sgt. Joseph D. Pinard Tech. Sgt. Cameron Smith Tech. Sgt. Braulio Torres Staff Sgt. Mauricio J. Chavez Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Conrad Staff Sgt. Dirk A. Cox Staff Sgt. Jerome M. Fernandez Staff Sgt. Matthew E. Gish Staff Sgt. Shawn D. Douglas Staff Sgt. Chase M. Dupont Staff Sgt. Matthew A. Esparra Staff Sgt. Calvin M. Kelly Staff Sgt. Jonathan W. Kearney Staff Sgt. Jose L. Murrietta Staff Sgt. Logan M. Perry Staff Sgt. Philip J. Schaffer Staff Sgt. Gerald L. Stagner Staff Sgt. Diana M. Tesoriero Staff Sgt. Justin J. Valles Staff Sgt. William Volk Staff Sgt. Haley M. Woodard Senior Airman Tiffany I. Aubert Senior Airman Jonathan G. Benge Senior Airman Josias K. Bruce Senior Airman Eric R. Bowers Senior Airman Hunter J. Corcoran 2022 Nuclear and Missile Operations (13N) Award winners are: Operator of the Year: First Lt. Dillon Berg Company Grade Officer of the Year: Capt. Matej L. Osyka Field Grade Officer of the Year: Maj. Matthew F. Ditson General Thomas S. Power Award – Best ICBM Crew of the Year: First Lt. Jessica A. Fileas First Lt. Jacqueline M. Woods Since 2014, the Nuclear Operations Awards Program has been administered and overseen by deputy chief of staff, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters U.S. Air Force.