Sergeant First Class Madeline Diaz, United States Army
Sgt. 1st Class Madeline Diaz, 47th Combat Support Hospital, exemplifies the Army of value of "Selfless Service".
Born and raised in Queens, Sergeant First Class Madeline Diaz attended basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina in 1995. She is completing her last two courses for a Masters' Degree in Organizational Leadership and working towards earning the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge.
Diaz, 37, is very familiar with the fight against cancer. She was 25 years old and preparing for an upcoming deployment when she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. She fought the cancer into remission only to have it resurface a year later. That cancer also went into remission, though it resurfaced again in May 2014. She is set to restart treatment soon.
Diaz has been doing volunteer work since childhood. She started by volunteering at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Yonkers, N.Y. with her siblings and her mother. Since then Diaz annually participated in the "AIDS Walk New York" fundraiser and is planning to launch an anti-bully awareness campaign within the local community.
Sergeant First Class Diaz was recently recognized as the JBLM Women's History Month Senior Enlisted Leader of the Year. Her long term goals are to become a First Sergeant and launch a post military career as a JROTC Instructor in a Washington State High School. She has one child, Ivan Marcello Diaz, age three.
Sergeant Cristian Orozco, Unites States Marine Corps
Sergeant Cristian Orozco currently serves as an Ammunition Non-Commissioned Officer for the Marine Corps Security Force Battalion at Naval Base Kitsap- Bangor, Silverdale, Washington.
He was born on 4 March 1993, in Merced, CA. His parents live in Atwater, CA and graduated from Buhach Colony High School in Atwater, CA. in June 2012
Sgt. Orozco's has received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Meritorious Mast, and 3 Letters of Appreciation. Sgt. Orozco is a Black belt instructor, rifle expert and marksman in pistol. He is currently pursuing a degree in Criminal Corrections at Central Texas College.
Petty Officer Suji Campbell, United States Navy
Petty Officer Campbell grew up in Montrose, Colorado and graduated from Montrose High School in 2012. She enlisted in the U.S. Navy and completed training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes Illinois. She continued onto Master-at-Arms "A" School in San Antonio, Texas in April 2013. She is currently a member of Alpha Company stationed at Marine Corps Security Force Battalion, Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor in Silverdale.
Airman First Class Michael Andrews, United States Air Force
Airman First Class Michael Andrews is a loadmaster in the 10th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. In the squadron, he plays a critical role in the development of new loadmasters and vital mentorship for first time airmen.
Airman First Class Andrews grew up in Orange County, CA and enlisted as an Active Duty member in 2013. He has flown over 80 combat sorties and amassed 560 hours since joining team McChord. He was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Petty Officer First Class Ryan Olson, United States Coast Guard
Selected Enlisted Person of the Year - Reserve Component
ME1 Olson is a recognized leader in the maritime law enforcement community, consistently sought out by supervisors and peers as a technical expert and mentor.
Serving as the Lead Petty Officer for the PSU 313 Port Security Division, Petty Officer Olson developed numerous training opportunities through the creation of key interagency relationships, culminating in the opening of 3,000 acres of the Jim Creek Naval Radio Station restricted area for PSU activities.
His efforts allowed the unit to train for convoy operations and quick deployment exercises in realistic field conditions, leading to over 5,400 additional labor-hours of field training. Additionally, ME1 Olson achieved certification as a National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) to ensure the safety of his division during high optempo training evolutions. His duty to people and EMT certification proved invaluable during a response to a landslide impacting the community of Oso, Washington, on 22 March 2014.
Chief Navy Counselor Mila B. Lucina, Representing Military Sea Hawkers
Chief Navy Counselor Mila Lucina has been in the United States Navy for 20 years since she entered in August of 1994 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She attended recruit training at Great Lakes, Illinois and has pursued her Associates Degree in Business Administration at University of La Verne, California. She is mom to three boys, ages 2-15.
Chief Lucina's military education includes Airman Apprenticeship School, Material Control School, Recruit Training Orientation, Career Recruiting Force Academy, and Valor Instructor Certification. She has served on board USS Camden AOE-2 as the detachment Aviation Storekeeper. She has served ashore at Helicopter Squadron 41, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11, Naval Reserve LEPSU 0194, Naval Reserve Recruiting Area Pacific, Navy Recruiting District San Diego, Navy Recruiting District Los Angeles stationed at NRPS Far East, Yokosuka, Japan, and currently attached to Navy Recruiting District Seattle as the Chaplain Representative covering PNW, Alaska, Montana, & Idaho.
Her personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (eight), and Navy Good Conduct Medal (five).
Chief Lucina's first love for football began during her junior year in HS being one of her varsity football team cheerleaders. She was never an avid fan for a team until she got stationed in Seattle and has actively followed every game since then. Amongst her top favorite Seahawk players are Russell Wilson, Doug Baldwin, Richard Sherman, & Jermaine Kearse. She has also participated in all the Seahawk Runs, rallies, appearances, some autograph signings, and recently volunteered for a big event like the We Day. As a single working mother, her wish is to take her three boys to a Seahawk's game before she retires.
Petty Officer First Class Trevor Sly, United States Coast Guard
Petty Officer Trevor Sly comes from a family of public servants, growing up with a father in the Fire Service and a mother who worked nights as a police dispatcher. He aspired to join Coach Guard aviation due to its multi-mission nature and large areas of operation.
He has numerous credentials which have earned him a reputation as one of the Coast Guard aviation's most highly trained and highly capable members. His rescues and interdictions have been featured on the DoDLive blog, as well as various news articles and press releases. A documentary, currently in production, features him and his team covering the nearly 40 days spent in Greenland searching for two Coast Guard MIAs from World War II with the U.S. Army JPAC.
Captain Michael Langdon, United States Air Force
Born in Seattle, Capt. Michael Langdon is a pilot and Chief of Safety in the 10th Airlift Squadron, Joint Base Lewis- McChord, WA. As Chief of Safety, he plans, organizes, and directs safety activities by developing policies and procedures for implementing and evaluating safety programs throughout the squadron.
Captain Langdon grew up in Renton, WA. Attending Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona, FL, he completed both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Aerospace Engineering. Upon completion of his degrees, he commissioned and attended Undergraduate Pilot Training at Columbus AFB, MS where he stayed an additional three years as an instructor pilot.
Staff Sergeant Thomas Robbins, United States Army
Staff Sergeant Thomas Robbins serves as a Squad Leader in the Reception and Integration platoon for HHC, Warrior Transition Battalion. He assists Warriors and their families with navigating the medical procedures and administrative requirements while facilitating the recovery process.
Lieutenant Ben Crowell, United States Coast Guard
Lieutenant Ben Crowell is a native of Westport, Washington and a 2005 graduate of Coast Guard Officer Candidate School in New London, Connecticut. He currently serves as the Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Station Seattle where he supervises 24 hour emergency maritime response operations throughout the Puget Sound region. His prior assignments include the International Training Division, Training Center Yorktown, Virginia; Maritime Safety and Security Team Los Angeles/Long Beach (91103); Sector Northern New England in South Portland, Maine; Group Southwest Harbor in Southwest Harbor, Maine; and Station Siuslaw River, in Florence Oregon.
Lieutenant Crowell graduated from Central Washington University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management. His personal awards include the Joint Commendation Medal, the Coast Guard Commendation Medal (2nd Award), the Commandant's Letter of Commendation, and several unit and team awards. Lieutenant Crowell is married to the former LeAnn Pope and they have three children Faith, Autumn, and Ariella.
Gunnery Sergeant Jason A. Glover, United States Marines
Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Gunnery Sergeant Glover enlisted in the Marine Corps reporting to MCRD San Diego, CA in December 2000 for training with Company H, 2d Recruit Training Battalion. Upon graduation, he reported to Marine Combat Training at the School of Infantry West at Camp Pendleton California.
After graduating Marine Combat Training, Gunnery Sergeant Glover attended Aviation Ordnance "A" school at Naval Air Station Pensacola Florida, where he was meritoriously promoted to Lance Corporal. Follow on schooling was conducted at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC for Aviation Ordnance "B" school where he obtained the MOS of 6541, Aviation Ordnance Systems Technician and received orders to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26 at Marine Corps Air Station New River NC in September 2001.
From February 2002 to August 2002, Gunnery Sergeant Glover deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In October 2002, Gunnery Sergeant Glover was promoted to Corporal of Marines. In November 2004, he was promoted to Sergeant. From February 2005 to February 2006, Gunnery Sergeant Glover participated in a combat deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom, Al Asad Air base, and Al Taqaddum, Iraq as the Aviation Ordnance production control chief.
Upon his return from Iraq, Gunnery Sergeant Glover received orders to Marine Corps Liason Office, Naval Weapons Station Charleston, SC. and attended Sergeants Course at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC. In August 2007, he was promoted to Staff Sergeant and received orders to Marine Corps Forces Korea in February 2009
Upon his arrival in Korea, Gunnery Sergeant Glover was assigned as the ammunition stock records section chief. In November 2009, he attended Staff Non Commissioned Officer Academy Career Course Okinawa, Japan. In February 2010, he received order to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26 at Marine Corps Air Station New River NC.
After returning to New River NC, Gunnery Sergeant Glover was assigned as the ammunition stock records section chief. In September 2012, he received orders to the Leaders course at Marine Corps Security Force Training Company at Damneck, VA. Afterwards in November 2012, he executed permanent change of station orders to his present duty station here at Marine Corps Security Forces Bangor Washington.
GySgt Glover's personal decorations include 3 Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals.
Seaman Jaycob Thresher, United States Navy
Master-at-Arms Seaman Thresher is a native of La Porte, TX and graduated from La Porte high school in 2013 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in the same year. He completed training at Recruit Training Command, in Great Lakes Illinois. He continued onto Master-at-Arms "A" School in San Antonio, Texas, and graduated in November 2014.
He reported to Marine Corps Security Force Battalion, Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor as the Guard Force Sentry for Alpha Company in Silverdale, WA in March 2014. He was elected as the Battalion's Blue Jacket of the Quarter, 2nd Quarter, fiscal year 2015.