Captain Frank D. Westinghouse distinguished himself by meritorious service as Chief of Protocol, Ninth Air Force, United States Air Force Central Command, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, from XXXX XXXXX to XXXXX XXXX. During this period, the outstanding performance, professional competence, and ceaseless efforts of Captain Westinghouse resulted in the flawless conduct of numerous ceremonies, events, and engagements with distinguished Coalition and Joint partners, each improving the Commander's ability to communicate his strategic goals and command intent. He led the protocol staff to execute semi-annual commander's conferences for Ninth Air Force wings as well as 12 deployed Air Expeditionary Wings in the United States Central Command Area of Responsibility. Moreover, as a renowned subject matter expert, Captain Westinghouse was invited by the Air Staff to contribute to curriculum design for the Protocol Fundamentals Course. His extensive experience and commitment to duty resulted in major contributions to the effectiveness and success of the Protocol Fundamentals Course and the Air Force's capacity to effectively communicate, negotiate and interact with countries around the globe. The distinctive accomplishments of Captain Westinghouse reflect great credit upon himself, Ninth Air Force and the United States Air Force.
Captain Anthony B. Sims distinguished himself by outstanding achievement while serving as Operations Officer, Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC), U.S. Embassy to South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa. During this period, Captain Sims deployed for temporary duty to Headquarters, United States European Command, Patch Barracks, Germany from XXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXX. During this temporary duty, Captain Sims showed exceptional leadership and professional skill while serving as Protocol Officer to the Deputy Commander, European Command. In this role, Captain Sims provided exceptional ceremonial and logistical support to the Deputy Commander and his staff. His sterling accomplishments include executing and assisting in the execution of over 30 official visits by US, NATO, and foreign political and military distinguished visitors, including ambassadors and heads of state. The distinctive accomplishments of Captain Sims while serving in a joint force combatant command reflect credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
Staff Sergeant Troy A. Williams distinguished himself by outstanding achievement as a Protocol Specialist, 52d Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, from XXXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Williams excelled in his role as ambassador for the Air Force, representing the Wing at over 25 local community events and ensured that proper Military Honors were rendered to more than one hundred distinguished visitors. Additionally, his meticulous oversight of the 52d Fighter Wing Overseas Official Representation Funds ensured all monies were appropriately allocated. Moreover, Sergeant Williams created the Heartlink Protocol Guide and providing professional and social etiquette training for over one hundred host families. The distinctive accomplishments of Staff Sergeant Williams reflect credit upon himself, the 52d Fighter Wing, and the United States Air Force.
Technical Sergeant Alice M. Pelosi distinguished herself as Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Ceremonies and Protocol, 11th Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland from XXXXX XXXXX to XXXXXX XXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Pelosi's superior efforts effectively showcased the United States Air Force Band for over six thousand international and local attendees during four holiday concerts and two guest artist series, receiving praise from the Secretary of the Air Force and Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force. Additionally, her sense of diplomacy and strict adherence to customs and courtesies were demonstrated by her protocol service at a community relations event for the Japanese consulate and over two thousand attendees, as well as in planning and executing three visits to Joint Base Andrews by distinguished visitors from European and South American United Nations countries. Finally, Sergeant Pelosi delivered phenomenal support to thirty four-star generals with precision and global impact during the Nuclear Oversight Board and Senior Leader Spouse Conferences. The distinctive accomplishments of Technical Sergeant Pelosi reflect credit upon herself, the 11th Wing and the United States Air Force.
Captain Susan R. Blakely distinguished herself by meritorious service as an Air Force Protocol Officer, Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon from XXXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXXX. During this period, Captain Blakely expertly planned and coordinated more than 20 events and ceremonies for the top six leaders within the Air Force. In addition, she planned and executed the Rated Summit and Nuclear Oversight Board conference, attending to more than 30 General Officers and members of the Senior Executive Service. Moreover, due to her outstanding professionalism and organizational skills, she was selected to be part of a three-man team that deployed to Colorado to run the Senior Leader Conference at the Air Force Academy attended by all of the four-Star Generals and SES equivalents in the U.S. Air Force. Further, Captain Blakely's outstanding professional skill, initiative and positive attitude were recognized by Headquarters Air Force Staff when she was awarded Company Grade Officer of the Quarter. The distinctive accomplishments of Captain Blakely reflect credit upon herself and the United States Air Force.
Master Sergeant Joseph D. Bricker distinguished himself by meritorious service while serving as Superintendent, Wing Protocol, 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, from XXXXXX XXXXXX to XXXXXX XXXXXX. During this period, due to his previous performance and success as NCOIC of the Protocol section, Sergeant Bricker was selected as Superintendent of Wing Protocol, leading and supervising visits for the President, Vice President, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, department secretaries, congressional delegates, chiefs of staff, and foreign heads of state. His leadership led to the successful execution of over 6,000 distinguished visitor visits, 23 Change of Command ceremonies at major command to squadron level, five Air Force Balls, and 13 base ceremonies. In addition, in support of Operation Jukebox Lotus, Sergeant Bricker helped plan the transfer ceremony for four fallen heroes including the ambassador of the Lybian embassy and ensured a digified departure. He labored for over 36 hours and tirelessly led the reception and accomodation of embassy evacuees, Department of State Officials, and commrades of the fallen. The distinctive accomplishments of Master Sergeant Bricker reflect great credit upon himself, the 86th Airlift Wing, and the United States Air Force.
Captain Frank D. Westinghouse distinguished himself in the performance of outstanding service to the United States as Chief of Ninth Air Force and U.S. Air Force Central Command Protocol Office, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, from XXXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXXX. During this period, Captain Westinghouse's technical expertise, leadership ability, and commitment to duty resulted in major contributions to the effectiveness and success of the Protocol office. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of Captain Westinghouse culminate a distinguished career in the service of this country and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.