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30th Space Wing announces Lance P. Sijan Award winners

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Capt A.J. Ashby, 4th Space Launch Squadron, received the 2007 30th Space Wing Lance P. Sijan Award in the Junior Officer Category. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joann White)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Capt A.J. Ashby, 4th Space Launch Squadron, received the 2007 30th Space Wing Lance P. Sijan Award in the Junior Officer Category. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joann White)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Master Sgt. Troy Pettit, 30th Security Forces Squadron, received the 2007 30th Space Wing Lance P. Sijan Award in the Senior Enlisted Category. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joann White)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Master Sgt. Troy Pettit, 30th Security Forces Squadron, received the 2007 30th Space Wing Lance P. Sijan Award in the Senior Enlisted Category. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joann White)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Maj. Christopher De Los Santos, 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron, received the 2007 30th Space Wing Lance P. Sijan Award in the Senior Officer Category. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joann White)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Maj. Christopher De Los Santos, 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron, received the 2007 30th Space Wing Lance P. Sijan Award in the Senior Officer Category. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joann White)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Joshua Young, 30th Security Forces Squadron, received the 2007 30th Space Wing Lance P. Sijan Award in the Junior Enlisted Category. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joann White)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Joshua Young, 30th Security Forces Squadron, received the 2007 30th Space Wing Lance P. Sijan Award in the Junior Enlisted Category. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joann White)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- It gives me great pleasure to announce our 2007 30th Space Wing Lance P. Sijan Award winners.

Maj. Christopher De Los Santos, 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron - Senior Officer Category
Capt. A.J. Ashby, 4th Space Launch Squadron - Junior Officer Category
Master Sgt. Troy Pettit, 30th Security Forces Squadron - Senior Enlisted Category
Staff Sgt. Joshua Young, 30th SFS - Junior Enlisted Category

This award recognizes the accomplishment of those Airmen who have demonstrated the highest qualities of leadership in the performance of their duties and the conduct of their lives. They have inspired others by personal example and character and have gone above and beyond in accomplishing our mission.

The competition across the wing was extremely tough; to win this prestigious award is quite an honor.