SD Civil Air Patrol awards outstanding members
The South Dakota Wing of the Civil Air Patrol recently recognized eight members from across the state and region for their outstanding achievements during 2013.
Cadet of the Year -- Cadet Maj. Brandon West, Brandon.
Col. Bud Payton Public Affairs Officer of the Year -- Maj. Bruce Kipp, Sioux Falls.
Communicator of the Year-- Lt. Col. Richard Larson, Sioux Falls.
John V. "Jack" Sorenson Cadet Programs Officer of the Year -- Maj. Justin Johnson, Marion.
Operations Officer of the Year -- Capt. Neil Schmid, Sioux Falls.
Cadet Programs Officer of the Year -- Capt. Shannon Hofer, Hendricks, Minn.
Drug Demand Reduction Member of the Year -- Capt. Sharon Moad, Custer.
Aerospace Education Officer of the Year -- Capt. David Small, Piedmont.
Wing commander Col. John Seten presented the awards at the wing's annual banquet and conference April 26 in Sioux Falls.