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Mr. Andrew Cox receives the General James J. Hartinger Award

Mr. Andrew Cox receives Hartinger award

Mr. Andrew Cox, Director of the Space Security and Defense Program at Headquarters, Air Force Space Command, speaks to the National Defense Industrial Association dinner attendees after receiving the General James J. Hartinger Award Oct. 18 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Cox is the first government civilian employee to receive the Hartinger Award. The award is named for General James J. Hartinger, first commander of Air Force Space Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dennis Hoffman)

Capt. Jackson receives Patriot award

Mr. Andrew Cox, Director of the Space Security and Defense Program at Headquarters, Air Force Space Command, speaks to the National Defense Industrial Association dinner attendees after receiving the General James J. Hartinger Award Oct. 18 in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association presents the award annually to an individual from the military services, other government agencies, or industry, in recognition of outstanding achievement in the Military Space mission of the United States in support of National Security in Space.. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dennis Hoffman)

Capt. Jackson receives Patriot award

(Center) Mr. Andrew Cox, Director of the Space Security and Defense Program at Headquarters, Air Force Space Command, receives the General James J. Hartinger Award from retired Air Force General Herbert J. “Hawk” Carlisle, president of the National Defense Industrial Association, at a ceremony Oct. 18 in Colorado Springs, Colo. “Mr. Cox’s accomplishments have garnered national attention in bringing space survivability and protection to the forefront of national leadership,” said Mr. Kevin Mortenson, 2019 president of the RMNDIA. “His analysis and recommendations have been presented to Congressional leaders, the White House National Security Advisor, the Director of National Intelligence, the Secretary of Defense, and the Vice President of the United States, shaping the future of Air Force space.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dennis Hoffman)

Capt. Jackson receives Patriot award

Mr. Andrew Cox, Director of the Space Security and Defense Program at Headquarters, Air Force Space Command, receives a standing ovations from the National Defense Industrial Association dinner attendees after receiving the General James J. Hartinger Award Oct. 18 in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association presents the award annually to an individual from the military services, other government agencies, or industry, in recognition of outstanding achievement in the Military Space mission of the United States in support of National Security in Space.. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dennis Hoffman)

Capt. Jackson receives Patriot award

Capt. Frank R. Jackson, 460SW space operations officer, receives the 2019 Patriot award at the National Defense Industrial Association awards banquet Oct. 18 in Colorado Springs, Colo. The recognition is focused on military personnel stationed in the Colorado Springs area and representing the major military organizations and bases. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dennis Hoffman)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Mr. Andrew Cox, Director of the Space Security and Defense Program at Headquarters, Air Force Space Command, speaks to the National Defense Industrial Association dinner attendees after receiving the General James J. Hartinger Award Oct. 18 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Cox is the first government civilian employee to receive the Hartinger Award. The award is named for General James J. Hartinger, first commander of Air Force Space Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dennis Hoffman)