Retired General Kehler speaks at 460 Operations Group awards ceremony

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  • By Senior Airman Jessica B. Kind
  • 460th Space Wing, Public Affairs

The 460th Operations Group, Buckley Air Force base, Colorado, celebrated the inaugural presentation of the General C. Robert Kehler awards, March 20th, 2018.


(Ret.) General C. Robert Kehler, former United States Strategic Command commander, was the guest speaker for the event.


Kehler reflected on the importance of the mission of the 460th OG and spoke on the need for operators across the command to transform into warfighter versus merely space operators. 


Kehler was a pioneer in the space operations community as well as instrumental to the design and successful fielding of Space-Based Infrared System.


The Kehler Awards recognize an outstanding unit, company grade officer, enlisted member, and civilian employee assigned to the 460th OG, who has made significant contributions to the group’s mission through their job performance, professionalism and dedication for that year.


This year’s winners for the Kehler Awards were:

Officer Category: 1st Lieutenant Brandon Hufstetler, 460th Operations Support Squadron

460 OSS Enlisted Category: Tech. Sergeant Nicholas Rowland, 460th Space Communication Squadron

460 SCS Civilian Category: Thomas Jefferson, 460th Space Communication Squadron

460 SCS Team Category: 460th Operations Support Squadron