Richard W. Jenkins
Title: Sergeant First Class E-7, 25Z Visual Information Chief (Retired)
Company: U.S. Army
Location: Tonawanda, NY, United States
Richard Jenkins is a third generation U.S. Army serviceman, with a legacy dating back to the American Civil War and the Battle of Mobile Bay. In his own military career, he served in Vietnam between 1967 and 1968, and in Korea in 1980 and 1982. Additionally, he is a Cold War veteran, and has carried out his service in Germany, Korea and Panama. Prior to retiring, he reached the position of sergeant first class E-7 in the United States Army. As an expert in computers, he attained the role of visual information chief, where he was responsible for maintaining and operating the military television and radio for Armed Forces Radio and overseeing satellite communications.
With a career in the defense services dedicated to the protection of the United States for many years, Mr. Jenkins has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades. These prestigious honors range from the Meritorious Service Medal, to the Commendation Medal and to the Achievement Medal. He has also received the Vietnam Service Medal with Three Stars, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 1970 Device, the Meritorious Unit Citation, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation and the Korean Defense Service Medal. In addition, he has earned the Cold War Certificate, the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross with Silver Device, the New York State Conspicuous Service Star with Silver Device, the German Army Bronze and Silver Shooting Awards and the German Army Reserve Silver Honor Pin. Read the rest of this entry »
Boguslaw Bob Maslanka
Company: Avi Nardia Kapap Academy
Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada
Mr. Maslanka is honored for his professional success, directing self-defense and security company Avi Nardia Kapap Academy for five years. With a total of 15 years of experience, he handles the business administration, contracts, scheduling, accounting and business trip arrangements. The Academy provides courses for security companies, departments, law enforcement agencies, military and civilians interested in upgrading their knowledge and capabilities in the field. The training system is a well-established curriculum based on live exercises and simulations.
When Mr. Maslanka first arrived in Ontario, he had one dollar to his name. Learning from life experiences and an apprenticeship to a master plumber, he has developed a successful business since then. Fueled by a childhood dream to be a martial artist, he recognized in order to accomplish this dream he was responsible for getting there. In addition to Avi Nardia Kapap Academy, Mr. Maslanka owns and operates Accurate Building Maintenance. This company provides all services for plumbing, heating and air conditioning to condominiums in Ontario. This is a 24/7 company and requires his knowledge of business and employee management, team mentoring and customer satisfaction. Read the rest of this entry »
Company: National Defense University Press
Location: Washington D.C.
Dr. William Eliason is a combat-decorated military officer who successfully transitioned to a career as a leader in joint professional military education and leader development, publishing and civilian graduate education. Dr. Eliason has been serving in his position for the past four years and has been fairly successful in expanding the reach for the Joint Force Quarterly journal to reach over 500,000 people, mostly online, during a time where publishing seems to be declining. His main goal is to expand the real and to impact to a much broader audience. Read the rest of this entry »