Award Winners

Current Award Winners

AFOS 2019 Awards

The Armed Forces Optometric Society (AFOS) is committed to recognizing excellence within the field and within our organization. AFOS held its annual Awards and Membership Reception on Monday, October 21st at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando.  Many members from across the nation and even over-seas attended to meet and greet with fellow federal service optometrists, as well as to honor their colleagues for their significant contributions to the profession and service to our country.  

Drumroll, please, for the 2019 AFOS Award recipients. 

AFOS Overall Junior Optometrist of the Year

AFOS Overall Senior Optometrist of the Year 

AFOS Orion Award Winner

Maj Frank Kuchera

CAPT Shannon Farr

Dr. Andrew Morgenstern 

  Dr. Shannon Farr Dr. Andrew Morgenstern

Service Specific Junior Optometrist of the Year

Air Force
Maj Frank Kuchera

CPT Jenae Stiles

LCDR Krista Greene

  Dr. Jenae Stiles  

LCDR Laura Alexander

Dr. Meghan Elkins

Dr. Laura Alexander Dr. Meghan Elkins  

Reserve/Guardist Optometrist of the Year


Air Force Reserve
Col Robert Houghteling

  Dr. Robert Houghteling  

Service Specific Senior Optometrist of the Year

COL Adrienne Ari

LCDR Matthew Horner

CAPT Shannon Farr

Dr. Adrienne Ari Dr. Matthew Horner Dr. Shannon Farr

Dr. Carla Engelke

  Dr. Carla Engelke



Past Award Winners

OD of the Year

Junior OD of the Year

Reserve Forces OD of the Year

Orion Recipients

Service-specific OD of the Year

Service-specific Junior OD of the Year