Air Force Capt. Joseph E. Gardenhour, son of Richard L. and Patricia S. Gardenhour of Smithsburg, has been named 28th Bomb Wing Company Grade Officer of the Year.
Gardenhour is a maintenance operations officer assigned to Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City, S.D.
Gardenhour is a 1988 graduate of Smithsburg High School and received a bachelor's degree in 1994 from Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro.
He earned a master's degree in 1998 from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla.
He has eight years of military service.