Twelfth Air Force announces 2010 Outstanding Performers of the Year Published March 16, 2010 By Tech. Sgt. Eric Petosky 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Public Affairs DAVIS MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Commanders and command chiefs from across 12th Air Force accompanied their respective wing-level nominees to Tucson, Ariz., for the Outstanding Performers of the Year recognition Mar. 9. Nearly 90 Airmen and civilian nominees were treated to two days of VIP treatment - recognition for the accomplishments that earned each of them the honor of being considered the command's most outstanding personnel. Lt. Gen. Glenn Spears, 12th AF (AFSOUTH) commander, presented each nominee with a medallion, and the overall winners were announced at the formal banquet on Mar. 9. In addition to the medallion recognition, the nominees and their guests enjoyed an A-10 aerial demonstration, were treated to barbeque by the base Top-3 Council, and toured the 612th Air and Space Operations Center and Aircraft Maintenance and Regeneration Group here. "The outstanding performer of the year program allows for an opportunity to recognize the nine outstanding Airmen and civilians of Twelfth Air Force who have epitomized 'excellence in all we do' over the course of the year," General Spears said. "To even be considered a candidate as a top performer out of 42,000 members of the 12th Air Force family is a momentous accomplishment. While we could only select one winner in each category, I'm extremely proud of all the nominees and their impressive performance." The winners for the 12th AF Outstanding Performer of the Year competition are: Airman Category Senior Airman Cody Simpson 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. NCO Category Staff Sgt. Brandon Harrison 432nd Wing, Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Senior NCO Category Master Sgt. William Villarreal 366th Fighter Wing, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Id. First Sergeant Category Master Sgt. Darryl Ross 366th Fighter Wing, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Id. Company Grade Officer Category Maj. Brandon Sokora 820th Red Horse Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Field Grade Officer Category Maj. Lawrence Evert 355th Fighter Wing, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. Junior Civilian Category Mr. Carl Jones 49th Fighter Wing, Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Intermediate Civilian Category Ms. Teresa DeCoste Headquarters 12th AF, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. Senior Civilian Category Ms. Carrie Graue Headquarters 12th AF, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.