The Quintana Leadership Award is presented to the Leader 360° Course graduate, selected by their peers as the person they would most want to follow.
The Award is named in honor of SSG Daniel A. Quintana. Daniel attended 360° in 2010 prior to deploying with his unit to Afghanistan. A former decorated Airmen who joined the Army and had previously served in Korea and was an Iraq War Veteran, Daniel was killed on 10 September 2011 when his unit was attacked with small-arms fire in eastern Afghanistan's Paktika province.
Daniel is survived by his wife Nilda Quintana, two sons Daniel A. Quintana III and Jose B. Cortez, his daughter Adriana (born December 2011), and his niece Elizabeth E. Ballesteros.
Congratulations to our 42d SSG Daniel A. Quintana Memorial Leadership Award recipient CPL (Ret.), USMC Shawn Lopez!