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AFNORTH members earn Information Dominance awards

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  • By Master Sgt. Kurt Skoglund
  • AFNORTH Public Affairs
The Air National Guard honored four members of the Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region-1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) with the 2014 ANG Information Dominance awards.  The winners received their awards at a luncheon Feb. 19, 2015.

According to the U.S. Strategic Command, the Information Dominance annual awards recognize U.S. Air Force and ANG military members, federal civilian employees, teams, and units for sustained superior performance while providing information dominance and cyberspace operations to the USAF and Department of Defense missions and operations.

CONR-1st AF (AFNORTH) winners and their accomplishments are:

Outstanding Cyberspace Operations Senior Noncommissioned Officer: Master Sgt. Jimmy Fowler

Fowler spearheaded cyberspace operational planning for CONR-1st AF (AFNORTH), including a multi-year project to establish cyber defense of the networked enterprise.  Additionally, Fowler was the exercise planning lead for cyberspace training.  He also steered the national level team to develop critical training objectives for sharpening DOD domains against cyber events.

Outstanding Cyberspace Systems Senior Noncommissioned Officer: Master Sgt. Warren D. Owens

Owens served as the project manager for a $2.2 million radio network migration.  He also spearheaded an inter-region working group and gave regular briefings to leadership on the status of Beyond Line of Site services.  Owens served as the lead A6 planner for the Civil Air Patrol realignment planning group.  In this role, Owens developed integrated communications solutions and postured operations during course of action development.

Outstanding Civilian Manager: Daniel A. Phillips

Phillips secured $350,000 for NORAD Enterprise Network sustainment, which provided essential command and control equipment for subordinate units. This ensured system availability for the entire continental U.S. airspace of 3.7 million square miles. Phillips also procured more secure mobile smart phone capabilities for key personnel, which provided on-the-go track of interest engagement decision capability for the air sovereignty mission.

Outstanding Civilian Specialist: Christopher L. Campbell

Campbell served as the AFNORTH Spectrum Manager, managing 1,803 radio licenses at 190 locations across the continental U.S. Each location managed by Campbell was crucial to establishing the air-ground link for NORAD Air Defense response in support of Homeland Defense and Homeland Security missions.  Campbell also served as the technical expert on 191 radar systems. His unmatched knowledge of those systems ensured the combined Joint Forces Air Component Command always had an accurate air picture of the continental U.S.

These winners will go on to compete at the Air Force level.