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Superior Space Operational Leadership Awards presented

The 21st Operations Support Squadron received the Gen. Lance W. Lord Superior Space Operational Leadership unit award April 21. The award is presented each year to the unit which has made significant contributions to the 21st OG mission through job performance, professionalism and dedication. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dennis Howk)

The 21st Operations Support Squadron received the Gen. Lance W. Lord Superior Space Operational Leadership unit award April 21. The award is presented each year to the unit which has made significant contributions to the 21st OG mission through job performance, professionalism and dedication. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dennis Howk)

Gregory King (third from left), 21st Operations Support Squadron, received the Gen. Lance W. Lord Superior Space Operational Leadership Award, civilian category, April 21. The award is presented each year to personnel who have made significant contributions to the 21st OG mission through job performance, professionalism and dedication. Also pictured are (left to right) retired Gen. Lance Lord, Col. Nina Armagno, 21st Operations Group commander, and Senior Master Sgt. Lavon Coles, 21st OG superintendent. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dennis Howk)

Gregory King (third from left), 21st Operations Support Squadron, received the Gen. Lance W. Lord Superior Space Operational Leadership Award, civilian category, April 21. The award is presented each year to personnel who have made significant contributions to the 21st OG mission through job performance, professionalism and dedication. Also pictured are (left to right) retired Gen. Lance Lord, Col. Nina Armagno, 21st Operations Group commander, and Senior Master Sgt. Lavon Coles, 21st OG superintendent. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dennis Howk)

Tech. Sgt. Harold Mosley (third from left), 76th Space Control Squadron, received the Gen. Lance W. Lord Superior Space Operational Leadership Award, enlisted category, April 21. The award is presented each year to personnel who have made significant contributions to the 21st OG mission through job performance, professionalism and dedication. Also pictured are (left to right) retired Gen. Lance Lord, Col. Nina Armagno, 21st Operations Group commander, and Senior Master Sgt. Lavon Coles, 21st OG superintendent. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dennis Howk)

Tech. Sgt. Harold Mosley (third from left), 76th Space Control Squadron, received the Gen. Lance W. Lord Superior Space Operational Leadership Award, enlisted category, April 21. The award is presented each year to personnel who have made significant contributions to the 21st OG mission through job performance, professionalism and dedication. Also pictured are (left to right) retired Gen. Lance Lord, Col. Nina Armagno, 21st Operations Group commander, and Senior Master Sgt. Lavon Coles, 21st OG superintendent. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dennis Howk)

Capt. Damian Ochs (third from left), 4th Space Control Squadron, received the Gen. Lance W. Lord Superior Space Operational Leadership Award, officer category, April 21. The award is presented each year to personnel who have made significant contributions to the 21st OG mission through job performance, professionalism and dedication. Also pictured are (left to right) Col. Nina Armagno, 21st Operations Group commander, retired Gen. Lance Lord, and Senior Master Sgt. Lavon Coles, 21st OG superintendent. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dennis Howk)

Capt. Damian Ochs (third from left), 4th Space Control Squadron, received the Gen. Lance W. Lord Superior Space Operational Leadership Award, officer category, April 21. The award is presented each year to personnel who have made significant contributions to the 21st OG mission through job performance, professionalism and dedication. Also pictured are (left to right) Col. Nina Armagno, 21st Operations Group commander, retired Gen. Lance Lord, and Senior Master Sgt. Lavon Coles, 21st OG superintendent. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dennis Howk)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The 21st Operations Support Squadron and three team members from the 21st Operations Group were recognized April 21 with the Gen. Lance W. Lord Superior Space Operational Leadership Awards for their outstanding work.

General Lord, who was commander of Air Force Space Command and retired in 2006, was on hand to present the awards, which were established in 2007 to recognize an outstanding unit, company grade officer, enlisted member and civil service employee assigned to the 21st OG. The awards, he explained, are presented each year to personnel who have made significant contributions to the 21st OG mission through job performance, professionalism and dedication.

General Lord, who presented the awards during a banquet at The Club on Peterson Air Force Base, took some time to share several humorous experiences from his career which highlighted the Air Force Core Values.

Col. Nina Armagno, 21st OG commander, thanked General Lord for his continued commitment to the men and women of the group.

A donation was also made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure in honor of General Lord's wife, Beccy, who is a breast cancer survivor.

The 2010 winners include:

  • Unit Category: 21st Operations Support Squadron
  • Officer Category: Capt. Damian Ochs, 4th Space Control Squadron
  • Enlisted Category: Tech. Sgt. Harold Mosley, 76th Space Control Squadron
  • Civilian Category: Gregory King, 21st Operations Support Squadron

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