Awards & Nominations

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Awards & Nominations

North Dakota Roughrider Award Winners

This award is given to someone who is recognized by the contribution of an individual who has given back to not only their respective association, but has put in the time and effort to better both organizations, therefore impacting the lives of Guardsmen both Officer and Enlisted…

2021 – SMSgt (Ret) Chuck Kasin
2020 – Maj Gen (Ret) Michael Haugen
2019 – CPT (Ret) Randy Fuss
2018 – Carroll E. Quam
2017 – Col Christopher Domitrovich
2016 – MG (Ret) David Sprynczynatyk
2015 – SGM (Ret) Roger Johnson – Posthumously

2022 NGAUS Awards

Meritorious Service Award
Lt Col Jeffrey S. Hovdenes
MAJ Lucas Klettke

Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Award for Company Grade Officer
Capt Jesse Moch
CPT Joseph P. Tarveen

Eagle Rising Award for Warrant Officers
CW2 Richard L. Blumler

2022 ANG Unit Awards

Spaatz Trophy
119th Wing

2022 Officer of the Year Winners

Outstanding Field Grade Officer
MAJ Lucas R. Klettke
North Dakota Army National Guard

Outstanding Field Grade Officer
Lt Col Jeffrey S. Hovdenes
North Dakota Air National Guard

Outstanding Company Grade Officer
CPT Joseph P. Terveen
North Dakota Army National Guard

Outstanding Company Grade Officer
Capt Jesse R. Moch
North Dakota Air National Guard

Outstanding Warrant Officer
WO1 Richard L. Blumler
North Dakota Army National Guard