The 2016 Copernicus Award winners accepting at West 2016 are (back row, l-r) Lt. Jeremy E. Blanchette, USN, USS Preble (DDG-88); Chief Electrician’s Mate Clinton
Anderson, USNR (Enlisted Prize Essay Winner); Cryptologic Technician 1st Class Paul J. Langreck, USN, Special Reconnaissance Team 2; Information Systems Technician
1st Class Valentine Yurievich Votinov, USCG, U.S. Coast Guard Cyber Command; Mary Ann (Annie) Brereton, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division; Lt. Cmdr. Richard S.
Slocum, USCG, U. S. Coast Guard Communications Command; Cmdr. Joseph G. Feltovic, USN, U. S. Pacific Fleet; Joseph M. Andrew, Naval Special Warfare Command; Tuan
H. Nguyen, Space and Naval War Systems Center Pacific; Chief Information Systems Technician Robert A. Parthun, USN, Joint Communications Unit; Phillip. Williams, U.S.
Coast Guard Telecommunication and Information Systems Command; Lance Corp. Kevin M. Murphy, USMC, Marine Wing Communications Group 28; (front row, l-r) Andrew
B. Schrader Jr., Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Far East; Cmdr. George Dewey Davis III, USN, Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa; Capt. Andrew
T. Rapisardo, USMC, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command; Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Andrew P. Guthrie, USCG, U.S. Coast Guard C4IT Service
Center; and Information Systems Technician Blake L. Wilson, USN, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Pacific.
The Copernicus Award, jointly given by AFCEA and the U.S. Naval Institute, honors individuals for their accomplishments
in command, control, communications, computers, intelligence systems and information technology in the naval services.
Emerging Leadership Award recipients are (l-r) Tim
Jahnigen, T2S Solutions, Aberdeen Chapter; Sebastian
Leinhos, qedcon GmbH, Bonn E.V. Chapter; Andrea Loper,
Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Chapter;
Matthew Carroll, Accenture, Lexington-Concord Chapter;
and Master Sgt. Paul Vinson, USAF, Kaiserslautern Chapter.
Emerging Leadership Award recipient not pictured is Mari
Spyker, Blackstone Technology Group, Bethesda Chapter.
The Emerging Leadership Award recognizes
former DYAs who have demonstrated continuous
leadership in Young AFCEAN activities since
being designated a DYA and who have been
actively mentoring other members.
AFCEA will present additional association awards at Homeland Security 2016 June 21-22 in Washington, D.C.,
and the remaining Copernicus awards during the Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium April 20-22 in Washington, D.C.
Look for these announcements in an upcoming issue of SIGNAL Magazine.