Three Special Operations airmen receive Sijan award for leadership

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The annual Capt. Lance P. Sijan Award recognizes the accomplishments of officers and enlisted members who have demonstrated the highest qualities of leadership in the performance of their duties and the conduct of their lives.

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Published: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 10:57 AM.

HURLBURT FIELD — Three Air Force Special Operations Command airmen at the tip of the spear received one of the Air Force’s most prestigious awards, the 2012 Lance P. Sijan USAF leadership award.

The award recognizes airmen who exemplify the highest forms of leadership not only at work but in the community and their personal lives.

This is the first time AFSOC airmen have been selected in three of four categories.

Lt. Col. Nathan Green, commander of the 4th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, is the recipient in the senior officer category.

Capt. Blake Luttrell, a special tactics officer assigned to the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Field, N.C., is the recipient in the junior officer category.

Senior Master Sgt. Davide Keaton, a pararescueman assigned to the 720th Operations Support Squadron, Hurlburt Field, is the recipient in the senior enlisted category.

The award requires candidates demonstrate leadership through scope of responsibility, professional leadership, leadership image and community involvement.

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