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DAC Presents 2023 Military Service Awards

DAC Awards Oct 2023 web (23)

The Chamber Defense Affairs Committee (DAC) hosted its annual Military Service Awards October 27 at North Fork to celebrate this year’s outstanding NCOs from the National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC), the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center & School and the 2300 Military Intelligence Group, along with select cadets and midshipmen from the Army, Naval and Air Force ROTC programs at UVA.

The following individuals were recognized: MSG Oscar Perez, USA-NGIC; SSgt Joshua "Buz" Buzhardt, USAF-DIA; MSG Prince Roper, USA-The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center & School; SFC James R. Roeser, USAR-2300 Military Intelligence Group; US Army ROTC Cadet Connor Wilson; US Naval ROTC MIDN 1/C Olivia S. Barr; US Naval ROTC (USMC Option) MIDN 1/C Kyle E. Widmark; and US Air Force ROTC Cadet Derek Sprincis.

Colonel Jason Bell, Commander, Det 890, UVA USAF ROTC, shared a keynote address on "Sustaining National Security – The Human Element."

Photos by Franklin Knox Photography.

DAC Service Awards 2023 recipients