Photo By Cpl. Harley Robinson | The Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Glenn Walters, addresses the…… read more learning much more
Photo By Cpl. Harley Robinson | The Assistant Commandant from the Marine Corps, Gen. Glenn Walters, addresses the audience as the visitor speaker of the Marine Corps Aviation Associationâs 46th Annual Symposium plus Awards Banquet at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in La Jolla, California, May 19. The MCAA honours program was founded in 1962 plus since then has recognized excellence within Marine aviation through education, actions, media, events and its awards plan. 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing obtained six individual awards and 3 squadron awards. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Harley Robinson/released) see less | View Image Page
LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
05. 19. 2017
Story by Cpl. Harley Robinson
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar / 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing
The Marine Corps Aviation Association held its 46th Annual Symposium and Awards Banquet at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in La Jolla, California, May 19.
The MCAA awards program was founded in 1962 and since then has recognized quality in Marine aviation through education and learning, activities, media, events and its honours program. It is the largest aviation-based award program with 29 honours recognizing Marines of all ranks that are nominated by their superiors and vetted through Headquarters Marine Corps.
The 2017 MCAA awards ceremony visitor speaker was the Assistant Commandant from the Marine Corps, Gen. Glenn Mirielle. Walters. The ceremony guest listing included the Aviation Awards those who win and their families, along with the Deputy Commandant for Aviation, Lt. Gen. Jon M. Davis. The Commanding General of 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Maj. Gen. Mark Wise, went to as well as the Commanding Officer of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Col. Jason Woodworth.
During the wedding ceremony, the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps spoke with great satisfaction in Marine Corps aviation.
âMarine Corps aviation faces challenges but weâre going to overcome them,â said Gen. Glenn M. Walters. âWeâre going to be successful.â
3rd MAW won 6 individual awards and three squadron awards.
The individual honours included:
â? Marine Air Command and Control Officer of the Year to Capt. Michael Jacobellis associated with 3rd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion (LAAD BN), Marine Air Control Group (MACG) 38.
â? Marine Flight Student of the Year to 1st Lt. Samantha Sirois of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Training Squadron 303, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 39.
â? Enlisted Marine Aircrew of the Year in order to Sgt. Cameron Koerner of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466, MAG-16
â? Avionics Marine of the Year to Staff Sgt. Christopher Norman of Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron (MALS) 39, MAG-39
â? Command and Control Marine of the Year to Master Sgt. Lance Gruben of 3rd LAAD BN, MACG-38
â? Aviation Ground Marine from the Year to Sgt. Jordan Mercado of Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, MAG-(*************************