CASERMA EDERLE, VICENZA, Italy — Members of the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF) were awarded for their unwavering dedication and outstanding contributions in a ceremony held at the Post Theater on Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, September 6th, 2023.
The awards were presented by U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Todd R. Wasmund, commanding general of the SETAF-AF, and Command Sgt. Maj. Reese Teakell, command sergeant major of SETAF-AF.
The ceremony began by acknowledging the enduring commitment of Jae Chow, William Alderson, Carl Phillip, and David Jones by honoring them with the Civilian Length of Service Awards for their dedication and lasting contributions to the U.S. military.
Recognizing the crucial role of equipment maintenance and operational readiness, Angelo Pennyamon, Staff Sgt. Noelia Moreira, Sgt. Austin Simmons, Sgt. Derek Callahan, Sgt. Christian Bennett, Sgt. Ethan Gaspard, Sgt. Jacob Kaup, Sgt. James Wagner, Sgt. Dean Eaton, Cpl. Joshua Todd, and Spc. Kokouvi Bougalahakakpo were recognized for placing second in the U.S. Army Chief of Staff Army Award for Maintenance Excellence program - Active Army large MTOE category. The CSA AAME program is conducted each year to recognize Army units and/or activities that have demonstrated excellence in maintenance operations.
As a testament to their exceptional leadership and performance within SETAF-AF and the U.S. military, Daniel Larson, Sgt. Kayitochuku Maduchem-Izundu, Ryan Mattfield, Seth Martin, Chris Bartee, Evan Schnoll, David DeSantis, Alicia Capps, Spc. Jonathan Sanchez, and Staff Sgt. Giovanni Rodriguez-Sanchez were honored with the Individual Achievement Medal for their exceptional dedication and significant contributions to the organization's goals.