Jeremy Stanbro of Rome is EADS outstanding senior noncommissioned officer

The Eastern Air Defense Sector (EADS) and the New York Air National Guard's 224th Air Defense Group (ADG) have named their annual award winners for the past year.

"The nation's air defense mission requires engaged and consistent excellence from all of our members," said Col. Joseph F. Roos, 224th ADG Commander. "The challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic made this past year especially demanding and our winners distinguished themselves by going above and beyond our high standards. I congratulate them on their outstanding accomplishments and thank them for their efforts."

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year's in-person ceremony has been cancelled. A virtual ceremony is currently being scheduled for March 5.

Award recipients were:

Master Sgt. Jeremy Stanbro, Rome, Outstanding Senior Noncommissioned Officer (NCO). The Noncommissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of the unit's Mission Defense Team, Stanbro served as the subject matter expert for a cyber defense group that supported 23 teams across the country. He was instrumental in developing a new radar inspection tool, which led to the Federal Aviation Administration's first artificial intelligence defense capability. An exceptional student, Stanbro has his cyber security certification and recently earned a cyber security bachelor's degree with a 4.0 grade point average.

The 224th ADG is composed of the 224th Air Defense Squadron (ADS) and 224th Support Squadron (SPTS), located in Rome, and Detachment 1 and Detachment 2 that serve in the Washington, D.C. area. The 224th ADG provides the forces to conduct the Eastern Air Defense Sector's (EADS) mission. Part of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the Sector is responsible for the air defense of the eastern U.S.

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