Koren Kolligian Jr. Trohy

1957-Present

The Koren Kolligian Jr. Trophy recognizes outstanding feats of airmanship by aircrew members who by extraordinary skill, exceptional alertness, ingenuity, or proficiency, averted accidents or minimized the seriousness of the accidents in terms of injury, loss of life, aircraft damage, or property damage.

Background:

This trophy memorializes 1st Lt. Koren Kolligian Jr., an Air Force pilot declared missing in the line of duty when his T-33 aircraft disappeared off the California coast on Sep. 14, 1955.

Since the beginning, the family has continued to play an honored and indispensable role in each year’s presentation ceremony. The Kolligian family donated a large permanent trophy, on display in the Pentagon, plus individual presentation trophies for each year’s awardees.

Presented annually, this is the only individual flight safety award personally presented by Air Force chief of staff.

Recipients (Click on name for photo)

Year  Name   MAJCOM Aircraft       Year Name    MAJCOM Aircraft 

1957

1958

1959

1960

1961

1962

1963

1964

1965

1966

1967

1968

1969

1970

1971

1972

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

Maj. Samuel W. Tyson

1st Lt. James E. Obenauf

1st Lt. Ronald L. Warner

Capt. Jerome F. King

Capt. Paul R. Baker

Lt. Col. Forrest W. Wilson

Capt. Charles W. Broz

Capt. James W. Anderson

Capt. Robert E. Watkins

Capt. Larry B. Mason

Maj. Bruce D. Stocks

Maj. Leroy R. Mulch

Maj. Henry M. Dyches Jr.

Lt. Col. Roy L. St. Martin

Capt. Raymond M. Ross

1st Lt. Wesley G. Zimmerman

1st Lt. David L. Sonnenberg

Capt. Nicholas H. Hobbie Jr.

Capt. Robert C. Helt

Capt. Robert G. Downs

Maj. Gale H. French

Maj. Raymond D. Fowler

Maj. David M. Peters

Maj. Ricardo W. Mestre

Capt. Larry E. Faber

Capt. Frederic G. Wilson

Maj. Jon R. Alexander

Capt. John F. Kelly

Maj. Larry G. Brooks

Capt. Jonathan George

MAC

SAC

PACAF

MATS

TAC

SAC

ADC

TAC

TAC

ANG

PACAF

SAC

MAC

SAC

PACAF

PACAF

PACAF

TAC

SAC

TAC

AFRES

TAC

SAC

AFRES

SAC

ANG

TAC

MAC

AFRES

SAC

C-97

B-47

C-119

C-124

RF-101

U-2

TF-102

F-100

F-104

B-57

F-105

KC-135

WC-135

SR-71

F-4

F-4E

F-4E

T-38

SR-71

F-4

C-123

F-5E

SR-71

C-5

U-2

RF-4C

F-4E

HH-53

HH-3E

U-2

 

 1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016 

Capt. Bradley J. Collins  

Capt. Kenneth J. Vantiger     

Capt. Brian MacLeod     

1st Lt. J. David Noah     

Capt. Jeffery R. Johnson     

Maj. Mark E. Kennedy     

Maj. Robert D. Harvey 

Capt. Bradley J. Robert  

Capt. Bart D. Klein  

Capt. Christian H. Rose     

Capt. Jeffery B. Samuel   

Capt. Mark S. Barker     

Capt. Ripley E. Woodard, III     

Capt. Barry R. Cornish   

Capt. Michael K. Honma     

Maj. Jeffery G. Oleson   

Capt. Michael L. Matesick     

Capt. Stephen G. Edwards      

Capt. Andreas H. Lx     

Lt. Col. Peter J. Byrne     

Lt. Col. Eugene V. Becker     

Lt. Col. Booth M. Johnston     

Lt. Col. Joseph C. Santucci     

Capt. Hans N. Buckwalter     

Capt. Frank Baumann   

Maj. Douglas Witmer                   

Lt. Col. William Lee                    

Capt. Tim Kilham

Maj. Jack Nelson

Maj. John Hourigan

USAFE

TAC

ANG

ANG

SAC

ACC

USAFE

USAFE

AETC

ANG

USAFE

AFRC

USAFE

ACC

AMC

ACC

ACC

AFSOC

AETC

ANG

AFSOC

ANG

ACC

ACC

AETC

HQ USAF

AETC

AETC

ACC

ANG

F-1

F-111

A-7D

F-16A

KC-135

F-16C

F-16C

F-15E

KC-135

F-16C

F-15E

C-141B

A-10A

F-15C

C-130E

U-2S

F-16C

MH-53M

C-17

F-16C

MH-53M

F-16C

U-2

F-15E

T-6

AT-63

T-38

F-35A

U-2

C-130