General Jerome F. O’Malley Space Leadership Award Select Recognized at Lance P. Sijan AF Ball
A highlight of the Lance P. Sijan Chapter’s Air Force Ball was the recognition of Brigadier General Nina M. Armango as the 2014 recipient of the General Jerome F. O’Malley Distinguished Space Leadership Award. BGen Armango’s leadership in the application of space capabilities to deliver combat effects to the warfighter, as well as a flawless launch mission success record made her the leading contender for the prestigious award. In her current position as the Commander, 45th Space Wing, and Director, Eastern Range, she is responsible for processing and launching U.S. Government and commercial satellites from Cape Canaveral AF Station. Additionally, she holds the distinction as the only AF officer to command both the U.S. Eastern and Western Ranges, culminating in an unprecedented, flawless launch record. In her previous command positions with the 21st Operations Group and the 30th Space Wing, BGen Armango has an outstanding record of leading the integration of air, space and cyber warfare. On behalf of his wife, Sharon O’Malley-Burg, Major General (Retired) Roger Burg attended the AF Ball at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, to present the O’Malley Award to BGen Armango. The award was named after Mrs. O’Malley-Burg’s late father, a former commander of Tactical Air Command, who died in 1985. The Sijan Chapter is proud to have the opportunity to honor BGen Armango with the O’Malley Award.