2018 STEM Military & Civilian Heroes

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Captain Jessica M. Astudillo

Lead Operational Analyst
15 Test Flight Detachment 2
Edwards Air Force Base


U.S. Air Force

Basilio “Del” Bena

Branch Manager, Modernization and Installation Branch A37 Air Dominance Department, Fleet Modernization & Installation Division Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division

U.S. Navy




Omayra M. Berrios

Lead Engineer
Standard Missile-3
Block IA/IB Program Office


Missile Defense Agency

Omar Esquilin-Mangual

Research Civil Engineer (Structural) Survivability Engineering Branch Geosciences & Structures Division, Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers




Jose E. Fernandez

Electrical Engineer
Naval Surface Warfare Center,
Panama City Division


U.S. Navy

Mari Gonzalez

Civil Engineer, Operations Division
Los Angeles District

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers




Hector J. Guevara, Jr.

Chief, LADAR Technology Branch
Sensors Directorate,
Multispectral Sensing Division


U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory

Olga Mendoza-Schrock, Ph.D.

Senior Research Mathematician

U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory





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