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Episode 37

Capt. Valerie Smith, USMC

Episode 37 – Capt. Valerie Smith, USMC – 2020 Aviator of the Year 
The Trident Room Podcast host Michael Gannon sits down and has a conversation with Aviator of the Year – Captain Valerie Smith. This episode was recorded on September 24, 2021.  

Capt. Valerie K. Smith, received the 2020 Alfred A. Cunningham Award, awarded to the Marine Aviator of the Year for the 49th Annual Marine Corps Aviation Association Symposium in Dallas, July 22, 2021. The award categories are highly competitive, indicating exceptional leadership and their significant contributions to Marine aviation. 


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