NCOA’s 2018 Vanguard Award Recipients – SSG Nicholas B. Davis, GySgt Ralph A. Cocco, HM3 Don W. Klein, SSgt Joey C. Pecha, and AST3 Chad M. Morris.
The recipient of NCOA’s 2018 Army Military Vanguard Award is SSG Nicholas B. Davis. Pictured (L-R) – NCOA President Vince Patton, Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey, SSG Nicholas Davis, Mr. Randy Plunkett from Southern New Hampshire University (Army Vanguard Sponsor), and NCOA Chairman of the Board Terry Haines.
The recipient of NCOA’s 2018 Marine Corps Military Vanguard Award is GySgt Ralph A. Cocco. Pictured (L-R) – NCOA President Vince Patton, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Ronald Green, GySgt Ralph Cocco, Mrs. Jennifer Cocco, Mr. Phil Hickok from Vinnell Arabia (Marine Corps Vanguard Sponsor), and NCOA Chairman of the Board Terry Haines.
The recipient of the NCOA’s 2018 Navy Military Vanguard Award is HM3 Don W. Klein. Pictured (L-R) – NCOA President Vince Patton, Command Master Chief Bobby Anderson (Command Master Chief for Navy District Washington), HM3 Don Klein, Mrs. Brittany Klein, Sir Michael Grabow from the NCOA JROTC Program (Navy Vanguard Sponsor), and NCOA Chairman of the Board Terry Haines.
The recipient of NCOA’s 2018 NCOA Air Force Military Vanguard Award is SSgt Joey C. Pecha. Pictured (L-R) – NCOA President Vince Patton, Chief Master Sergeant Lisa Arnold (Chief Enlisted Force Development, The Pentagon), SSgt Joey Pecha, Mrs. Serene Pecha, CMSgt (Ret) Richard Smith from USAA (Air Force Vanguard Sponsor), and NCOA Chairman of the Board Terry Haines.
The recipient of NCOA’s 2018 Coast Guard Military Vanguard Award is AST3 Chad M. Morris. Pictured (L-R) – NCOA President Vince Patton, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Jason Vanderhaden, AST3 Chad Morris, Morris’ fiancé Erika Krolosky, MCPO (Ret) Kevin Isherwood from GEICO (the Coast Guard Vanguard Sponsor), and NCOA Chairman of the Board Terry Haines.
The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, M.E. Moobeery, Washington Ship Yard, under the command of LCDR Joe Martin, provided the Honor Guard for the Vanguard Awards Tribute. Pictured are (L-R) – Cadet SA Anthony Shinn, Cadet PO3 Kobe Mora, and Cadet SA Archer Oliver.
NCOA President Vince Patton presents an Award of Excellence to guest speaker First Sergeant Jacob Jones, USMC (Ret). Jones was the 2010 recipient of NCOA’s Marine Corps Military Vanguard Award.

 

The Gateway Auxiliary Chapter was recognized as the NCOA Auxiliary Chapter of the Year. Pictured (L-R) – NCOA Auxiliary President Dianne Carnahan, Past Chapter Chairman Ronnie Mace, Chapter Chairman Linda Chellew, NCOA President Vince Patton, and NCOA Chairman of the Board Terry Haines.
The Gateway Auxiliary Chapter was recognized as 2017’s Outstanding Small Chapter of the Year. Pictured (L-R) – NCOA President Vince Patton, Past Chapter Chairman Ronnie Mace, Chapter Chairman Linda Chellew, and NCOA Chairman of the Board Terry Haines.
The Rogue Chapter was recognized as 2017’s Outstanding Large Chapter of the Year Award. Pictured (L-R) – NCOA President Vince Patton, Chapter Trustee Ron Kohl, and NCOA Chairman of the Board Terry Haines who is also the Chairman of the Rogue Chapter.