Field Grade Officer of the Year

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Josh Kincaid
  • 94th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 94th Airlift Wing Annual Award winners have been finalized. The categories include Field Grade Officer, Company Grade Officer, First Sergeant, Senior Non-Commissioned Officer, Non-Commissioned Officer, Airman, Civilian and Team of the Year. Applicants prepared and submitted awards packages to be considered for this award and are reviewed and decided upon by base leadership. The FGO of the Year for 2021 is Lt. Col. Richard Konopczynski, Director of Operations, 700th Aerial Squadron.

Get to know the award winner.

Personal/Professional Goals

"I hope to help all my kids become successful adults, put myself in a position to make Colonel and continue to fly the mighty Herc for a bit longer!"

Best Advice Ever Received

"There is a big difference between activity and progress."

Something Nobody Knows About You

"After 22 years of marriage, I am more in love with my wife than ever."

What Others Have to Say

"He is an extremely hard worker that brings a lot of relevant experience to everything I challenge with him," said Lt. Col. Mike McNulty, Commander, 700th AS. "He cares deeply about the squadron and our mission."