The awards are named in honor of Scotty Wetzel, a longtime Las Vegas Rotarian and a career Air Force Fighter Pilot. While on a tour of Nellis Air Force Base, Scotty asked one of the commanders how the Club could support our military personnel. The commander replied that officers and senior enlisted members had existing opportunities for recognition, but that the junior people could really use another program. Out of that conversation, the idea of a regular program recognizing junior troops was born. Following Scotty’s passing, it seemed only fitting to name the awards in his honor so that the program could serve as a living memorial to a great pilot, great officer, and great Rotarian.
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