Master Sergeant George Collen distinguished himself by meritorious service while assigned as Assistant Flight Sergeant, 439th Security Forces Squadron, Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXX. In this important assignment, Sergeant Collen provided direct supervision over all day-to-day installation law enforcement and security operations spanning 2,500 acres of land, ensuring optimum force protection for 17 Protection Level Three C-5 aircraft worth more than four billion dollars and wing assets in support of 1,500 worldwide flying missions. In addition, he provided invaluable security for Air Force One while staged at Westover and arranged protection of foreign aircraft from Brazil, France and the Russian Federation during the United Nations assembly in New York. Finally, as a certified baton instructor, Sergeant Collen provided critical law enforcement and officer safety training which provided flight members with advanced training for less then lethal force options and expanded the flight's capabilities. The distinctive accomplishments of Master Sergeant Collen reflect great credit upon himself, the 439th Security Forces Squadron and the United States Air Force.
Technical Sergeant Wayne C. Aliente distinguished himself by meritorious service as Senior Patrolman and Area Supervisor, 87th Security Forces Squadron, Joint Base McGuire -Dix -Lakehurst, New Jersey from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Aliente oversaw 42,000 acres housing over 45,000 personnel and 11 billion dollars in Joint Base assets on a daily basis. In addition, he trained over 600 Active Duty, Reserve, and civilian security and law enforcement personnel on proper tactics and procedures. His thorough and all inclusive instruction streamlined training for the Wing's augmentation program and facilitated integration into the flight operations section. Further, as the on-scene Commander for a Munitions Storage Area explosion, Sergeant Aliente quickly took action to cordon off the area and established traffic control points which prevented further destruction. Finally, Sergeant Aliente was hand selected for the elite, Joint Base Police Special Response Team where he apprehended a wanted felon suspected of multiple assaults and recovered stolen BX merchandise valued at over 4,000 dollars. The distinctive accomplishments of Technical Sergeant Aliente reflect great credit upon himself, the 87th Security Forces Squadron, and the United States Air Force.
Colonel William T. Bravo distinguished himself by meritorious service as IMA to Associate Director Program Integration, Headquarters Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Andrews AFB, Maryland from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXX. During this period, as a highly accomplished criminal investigator, he led or significantly influenced a variety of high visibility and sensitive cases, leveraging his extensive civilian law enforcement expertise to bolster investigative processes and mentor less experienced agents. Colonel Bravo conducted an in-depth review of his unit's capabilities, sources, and case files to identify program weaknesses and discrepancies which laid the groundwork for Detachment 113's Excellent Unit Compliance Inspection rating 18 months later. Colonel Bravo also developed the final iteration of the command-wide policy to video record all subject interviews and validated the policy against a cross section of civilian and federal law enforcement agencies ensuring AFOSI was consistent with industry standards and case law. The new policy was a seismic cultural shift for AFOSI and improved case adjudication and organizational professionalism. The distinctive accomplishments of Colonel Bravo reflect great credit upon himself, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and the United States Air Force.
Special Agent Adam S. Harbold distinguished himself by meritorious service while assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Field Investigations Region 1, Detachment 114, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma from July 2011 to August 2015. During this period, Agent Harbold conducted or participated in 58 criminal investigations ranging from sexual assault and narcotics to fraud and manslaughter. Agent Harbold's contributions included the investigation and dismantling of the largest narcotics ring ever discovered on Tinker Air Force Base. Additionally, Agent Harbold's thorough investigation led to the initiation of a high-visibility manslaughter case which resulted in a conviction and nine months confinement. Further, Agent Harbold's unparalleled ability to expeditiously and thoroughly investigate criminal allegations contributed to an astounding 88 percent reduction in case delinquencies, slashing the average number of days cases were open from 210 to 30, and reducing death case timelines by a staggering 80 percent. Finally, his tenacity and talent helped Detachment 114 double the rate of recoveries, indictments, and convictions obtained. The distinctive accomplishments of Agent Harbold while serving his country reflect credit upon himself, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and the United States Air Force.
Staff Sergeant Big W. Bird distinguished himself by outstanding achievement as Vehicle Search Area Leader, 332d Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, 332d Expeditionary Mission Support Group, 332d Air Expeditionary Wing. During this period, in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE, Sergeant Bird led 28 Defenders across two search areas, inspecting 27,000 vehicles and 91,000 local nationals. His efforts led to the seizure of 75 prohibited items, ultimately reinforcing the protection of 63 combat airframes and enabling 3,200 sorties and 176 bombs on target against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Additionally, while battling the worst global pandemic in over 100 years, he managed the issuing of 1,300 installation access credentials daily, ensuring the safety of 3,000 coalition force personnel. Furthermore, Sergeant Bird expedited base access for a joint-service convoy operation for a United States Army Air Defense Artillery unit and enabled the safe transport of over 100 personnel and 10 million dollars in critical warfighting assets. Finally, Sergeant Bird's leadership solidified his section's selection as the squadron's Team of the Month for January and April and the Wing garnering the Meritorious Unit Award. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Bird reflect credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
Senior Airman Ethan O. Cornell distinguished himself by meritorious service while serving as Elite Guard Entry Controller, 55th Security Forces Squadron, 55th Mission Support Group, 55th Wing, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska from XXX XXX XXX to XXX XXX XXX. During this period, Senior Airman Cornell's relentless vigilance and leadership provided bullet proof security for Headquarters, U.S. Strategic Command and its gloabl mission. He responded to maintain security during a USSTRATCOM complex power outage. His actions shielded 22 General Officers, 2,700 joint service personnel, two Protection Level one areas and 31 sensitive compartmented information facilities. In addition, he was dispatched to a Battle Watch Commander Duress. His flawless response ensured the safeguarding of key Nuclear Command and Control personnel, the Global Operation Center, and facilitated the award of the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award. Finally, Airman Cornell organized the response to a USSTRATCOM medical emergency. His cumulative efforts as a first responder contributed to the swift transport and timely medical care of the victim without incident. The distinctive accomplishments of Senior Airman Cornell reflect great credit upon himself, the 55th Security Forces Squadron and the United States Air Force.
Staff Sergeant Philip L. Dunn distinguished himself by meritorious service as Advantor Monitor, 49th Security Forces Squadron, 49th Wing, Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, from XXXXXXX XXXXX to XXXXXXXX XXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Dunn was selected to fill the critical position of Advantor Monitor in which he successfully maintained and serviced 122 alarm accounts protecting over two million dollars in unclassified and classified equipment installation wide. Moreover, he created 33 Advantor Operator Reaction checklists resulting in a twenty five percent reduction in alarm recognition and response times and simplifying the steps taken during critical alarm execution. In addition, as a member of the Quick Reaction Force, he contributed to the training of 80 NMSU ROTC Cadets during an active shooter vignette, strengthening their future Air Force leadership abilities. Finally, while assigned to Charlie Flight as a Patrol leader, Sergeant Dunn responded and tactfully quelled six domestic disputes using expert interpersonal skills and rendered initial medical aid, restoring order to the installation housing area. The distinctive accomplishments of Staff Sergeant Dunn reflect great credit upon himself, the 49th Security Forces Squadron, and the United States Air Force.