Posted by: tampachamber on Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce honored our community’s military personnel at the 2017 Military Appreciation Awards on Wednesday, February 22 presented by USAA.  Retired General Anne Dunwoody gave a keynote address and Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Chamber leaders recognized the contributions of our local service members. This event represented the 19th year the Chamber has recognized our local military personnel for outstanding contributions to the greater good of the Tampa Bay community. 2017-maa-winners The 2017 winners included: Bob Cutler Volunteer Award: Edward Spenceley, Bank of America The University of Tampa ROTC Cadet of the Year: Cadet Nathan Bleckley University of South Florida ROTC Cadet of the Year: Cadet Abby Kingery Department of Defense Civilian Employee of The Year: Jeffery "Scott" Sasser U.S. Central Command Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Sergeant Jordan Belser U.S. Central Command Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Staff Sergeant Kyle Dalton U.S. Special Operations Command Central Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Staff Sergeant Carla Summers U.S. Special Operations Command Central Officer of the Year: Major Duane Stamm U.S Marine Corps Forces Central Command Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Sergeant Mathew Smith Jr. U.S. Special Operations Command Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Technical Sergeant Brian Barrentine U.S. Special Operations Command Officer of the Year: Captain Bryan Tye Joint Communications Support Element Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Petty Officer Barrett Hamm Joint Communications Support Element Officer of the Year: Captain William Moore 6th Air Mobility Wing Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Technical Sergeant Jared Jessup 6th Air Mobility Wing Officer of the Year: Captain Michael McFadden 927th Air Refueling Wing Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Technical Sergeant William Mitchell

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