HQ RIO announces top Individual Reservists of 2018

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  • By Master Sgt. Eric Amidon
  • Headquarters Readiness and Integration Organization

The Headquarters Individual Reservist Readiness and Integration Organization (HQ RIO) announced the 2018 Individual Reservists of the Year.

The award program recognizes the accomplishments of the outstanding Airmen who augment Active Component and government agencies world-wide. “The IR of the Year awards recognize our best reservists for going above and beyond in their support of the Department of Defense," said Col. Kelli B. Smiley, the HQ RIO commander.  "The members we selected this year are truly exemplary and I could not be more proud of the work they've done representing the IR program!"

2018 Individual Reservists of the Year

Non-commissioned Officer of the Year: Technical Sgt. Nykita M. Stoudemire, NCOIC Future Operations, Fifth Air Force, Yokota Air Base, Japan

Senior NCO of the Year: Master Sgt. Scott A. Dye, Operations Superintendent, 68th Network Warfare Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas

Company Grade Office of the Year: Captain Neil B. Samson, Public Affairs Officer, 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina

Field Grade Officer of the Year: Major Hila Levy, Chief of Wing Intelligence, 352nd Special Operations Support Squadron, RAF Mildenhall

Individual Reservists are managed by Headquarters Individual Reservist Readiness and Integration Organization, located at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, and serve more than 50 separate major commands, combatant commands and government agencies.