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SACEUR Awards Allied Command Operations Staff

The Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, presented awards and decorations to members of Allied Command Operations during a brief ceremony at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Sept. 13, 2016. 

The SACEUR presented 6 NATO Meritorious Service Medals and 10 SACEUR Recognition Awards. 
"I want to thank you all for your hard work and dedication to the Alliance and our mission, said Scaparotti. These awards do not come easily and you should be proud of your accomplishment and representing your country.”
The NATO Meritorious Service Medal was first awarded in 2003 to commend staff whose personal initiative and dedication went beyond their duty to make a difference both to their colleagues, and to NATO as an organisation.
The SACEUR Recognition Award was established in order to recognise exceptional service and outstanding individual achievement.  It is the senior Alllied Command Operations (ACO) award honouring personnel serving for NATO within ACO. 
The following are the recipients: 
Meritorious Medals
Major General Hans Van Griensven, JFCBS
Lieutenant Colonel Miguel Casado, JFCBS
Wing Commander Stephen KIlvington, NAEW&C FORCE
Mr. Timothy Haynie, JFCBS
Major Ozkan Karaaslan, NCISG
Warrant Officer Class 2 Neil Donaghy, NCISG

Recognition Awards
Colonel Frederic Gauthier, SHAPE
Commander Glenn Brown, SHAPE
Squadron Leader Darren Purchase, AIRCOM
Major Marie Quick, NAEW&C FORCE
Major Pawel Szymanski, NCISG
Mr. Sergio Valcarcel, SHAPE
Brigada Jesus Garcia Martinez, NCISG
Senior Master Sergeant Hugo Gielen, NAEW&C FORCE
Master Sergeant Cornelius Phillips, NAEW&C FORCE
Sergeant Amanda Halpin, SHAPE

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