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2019 STEM Military Hero Award Winners

Elvis Acosta

Performance Assessment
Department Head
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division, NAVSEA

U.S. Navy

Capt. Jorge E. Diaz

Lead GPS Aviation Systems Engineer, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles
U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center

U.S. Air Force

Capt. Lisa Fernandez, Ph.D.

Research Entomologist
Applied Technology and
Genomics Division
U.S Air Force -School of
Aerospace Medicine

U.S. Air Force

Paul J. Fontanez, Ph.D.

Strategic Mission Area
Lead- Core Engineering
Director for Engineering
Systems Engineering Test

Missile Defense Agency

Lt. Luis F. Garcia

Civil Engineering Instructor
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

U.S. Coast Guard

LCDR. David S. Gonzalez

C5I & Ordnance Supervisory
Project Manager
U.S. Coast Guard Yard

U.S. Coast Guard

Edith Martinez-Guerra, Ph.D.

Research Environmental
Engineer, Engineer Research
and Development Center
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

U.S. Army

Alvaro C. Matos

Corporate Integration Group

Defense Contract
Management Agency

Ramon A. Morales

Branch Head
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division, NAVSEA

U.S. Navy

Javier Rodriguez

Plan and Programs Engineer
Plans and Programs Branch
Integration and Opertiaons
Division, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory

U.S. Air Force

Jose Romero-Mariona, Ph.D.

Lead Research Scientist for
Cybersecurity Innovation and
Cyber Science & Branch Head
Naval Information Warfare
Center Pacific and NAVWAR

U.S. Navy

Wilmel Varela-Ortiz, P.E.

Resident Engineer, North Puerto Rico Resident Office
Construction Division
Jacksonville District
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

U.S. Army