Technical Sergeant Mark G. Bramman distinguished himself by meritorious service while serving as Fire Team Leader, 442d Security Forces Squadron, 442d Fighter Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri from XX XXXXXX XXXX to XX XXXXXXXX XXXX. During this period, while deployed to Karshi-Khanabad Air Base, Uzbekistan, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Sergeant Bramman's decisive leadership in directing response forces defeated a perimeter intrusion attempt by insurgent forces targeting combat aircraft. In addition, while deployed to Kirkuk Regional Air Base, Iraq, he demonstrated patience, maturity and attention to detail in the generation of seven critical SALUTE reports and more than 800 hours of investigations which increased security by 30 percent. Further, his exemplary vigilance in the execution of security duties led to his selection for award of the 506th Air Expeditionary Group First Sergeant Diamond Sharp Award. Finally, Sergeant Bramman played a vital role in helping prepare for the wing's Operational Readiness Inspection, directing opposition force members in more than twenty attacks on exercise cantonment areas, contributing to a decisively heightened force protection posture. The distinctive accomplishments of Technical Sergeant Bramman reflect credit upon himself, the 442d Security Forces Squadron, and the United States Air Force.
Senior Airman Michael B. Coolidge distinguished himself by meritorious service while assigned as Security Forces Journeyman, 87th Security Forces Squadron, 87th Mission Support Group, 87th Air Base Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey from XXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXXX. During this period, Airman Coolidge's efforts as a Security Forces Journeyman kept over nine billion dollars worth of Joint Base assets, including over fifty KC-10, C-17, and KC-135 aircraft and an installation spanning forty two thousand acres, secure, sustaining mission readiness. Additionally, his stellar contribution to installation security helped identify and thwart a terrorist plot aimed at the Joint Base, preventing a disaster and saving lives. Further, he aided in the around the clock protection and security of 579 repatriated personnel from earthquake ravaged Haiti. Finally, Airman Coolidge volunteered as squadron armorer both deployed and at home-station. He diligently maintained and accounted for over two thousand tactical small arms while also skillfully uploading crucial weapons data into the Security Forces Management Information System database, giving higher headquarters instant visibility for the first time. The distinctive accomplishments of Airman Coolidge while serving his country reflect credit upon himself, the 87th Security Forces Squadron and the United States Air Force.
Captain Laura M. Zulkosky distinguished herself by meritorious service while serving as Operations Officer, 99th Security Forces Squadron, 99th Security Forces Group, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada from XXXX XXXX to XXXXX XXXX. During this period, Captain Zulkosky contributed to the success of both the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron's and the 99th Security Forces Squadron's missions. She oversaw Air Combat Command's largest deployment program and developed a grueling instructor certification program that the Air Force Security Forces Center adopted as the new standard. In addition, her efforts led to the creation of a Military Working Dog stand alone training program and the Air Force's only live fire grenade course in less than 60 days. Finally, Captain Zulkosky's leadership was instrumental in leading security operations during the world's third largest Air Show with zero incidents. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of Captain Zulkosky bring credit upon herself, the 99th Security Forces Squadron, and the United States Air Force.
Senior Airman Robert A. Brust distinguished himself by meritorious service as a Response Force Leader while assigned to the 99th Security Support Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXX. During this period, Airman Brust provided immediate armed response to the Department of Defense's largest above ground Protection Level One Weapons Storage Area. In addition, he single handedly detected and responded to six Helping Hand incidents during which his keen attention to detail countered all attempted threats to resources and personnel. Airman Brust's immediate response prevented the loss, damage, or destruction of resources valued at more than thirty million dollars and vital to the Air Force's mission. Finally, Senior Airman Brust's outstanding professional skill and knowledge were a key factor in Nellis Air Force Base receiving an Excellent rating during the recent Operational Readiness Inspection. The distinctive accomplishments of Senior Airman Brust reflect credit upon himself, the 99th Security Support Squadron and the United States Air Force.
Captain Timothy B. McCarthy distinguished himself in the performance of outstanding service to the United States as Operations Officer, Office of Defense Cooperation, United States European Command, from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXX. During this period, while attached to the Office of Defense Cooperation and deployed to the United States Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa, he made major contributions to the effectiveness and success of programs of major importance to both the U.S. Departments of Defense and State within South Africa. In this critical assignment, Captain McCarthy was instrumental in helping to establish and ensure the success of European Command sponsored Military to Military Engagement, State Partnership for Peace, and Security Assistance initiatives within South Africa. Additionally, he performed over 300 days of combined inactive and active duty as a reservist supporting European Command and Office of Defense Cooperation operational requirements, including serving as the interim Bilateral Affairs Officer in South Africa until relieved by a permanent active duty replacement. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of Captain McCarthy reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
Technical Sergeant Wayne L. Craig distinguished himself by meritorious service as Flight Chief, 407th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, 407th Air Expeditionary Group, 332d Air Expeditionary Wing, Ali Air Base, Iraq, from XXXXX XXXXX to XXXXX XXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Craig provided effective field leadership in a very demanding combat environment, supervising the security of ten Navy P-3 Orions, 13 MQ-1 Predators, over 1,000 transient aircraft, 15,000 coalition personnel, and 1.2 billion dollars in coalition assets in direct support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Additionally, Sergeant Craig served as the on-scene commander when unexploded ordnance was discovered during construction. He established an airtight cordon around the area, directed the evacuation of personnel within the danger zone, and restored order with no sortie generation lost. Moreover, Sergeant Craig responded to five separate indirect fire attacks where he meticulously led post attack recovery operations within the senior airfield authority area of responsibility, located points of impact, cleared mission critical areas, and ensured no unexploded ordnances were present at impact locations, resulting in zero casualties. Finally, Sergeant Craig implemented a robust and intrusive Career Development Course program which increased End of Course pass rates from 70 percent to one hundred percent. The distinctive accomplishments of Technical Sergeant Craig reflect credit upon himself, the 407th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, and the United States Air Force.
Technical Sergeant John R. Morrow distinguished himself by meritorious service while serving as Perimeter Response Team Leader, 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, 455th Expeditionary Air Base Wing, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan from XXXXX XXXXX to XXXXXXXXXX. During this period, in direct support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and under constant threat of insurgent attack, Sergeant Morrow supervised a 20-member joint Security Forces and Afghan security guard search team at United States Central Command's largest and busiest vehicle entry control point. His employment of a complex array of threat detection systems contributed to the detection of over 130 persons of interest, 800 unauthorized items, and the seizure of more than 200 grams of illegal narcotics. Additionally, as Truck Commander, Sergeant Morrow led over one hundred mounted patrols outside the wire, protecting and clearing an eight square kilometer security patrol zone. His team continuously cleared three Main Supply Routes allowing the safe entry of more than 70,000 vehicles providing vital supplies and infrastructure to the entire installation. Furthermore, Sergeant Morrow directed 13 dismounted patrols tasked with searching five vehicle staging areas for suspicious activity and persons and was instrumental in deterring the ever present vehicle-borne IED threat and ensuring the security of 30,000 base personnel and three billion dollars in strategic combat assets. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Morrow reflect credit upon himself, the 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron and the United States Air Force.
Technical Sergeant Kenneth S. McGregor distinguished himself by meritorious service while serving as Area Supervisor, 180th Security Forces Squadron, 180th Fighter Wing, Toledo Air National Guard Base, Swanton, Ohio, from XXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXX. During this period, in support of the Air Sovereignty Alert mission, Sergeant McGregor led a crew of six airmen for 12 months to ensure the protection of Air Sovereignty Alert aircraft while simultaneously preparing the Wing for its Operational Readiness Inspection and four Operational Readiness Exercises. Although the entire alert area was moved several times, each requiring a complete revision of the restricted area, he met the challenge, ensuring National Security aircraft were available for tasking by North American Aerospace Defense Command. Additionally, while preparing for the ORI and ORE inspections, Sergeant McGregor performed the work of an entire work center, single-handedly preparing, planning, and implementing the full Base Defense Operations Center battle management equipment complement. Throughout the exercise, he managed the Advantor and Pelco camera systems configuration and databases and kept all networking records, accounts, and databases current on a daily basis, ensuring 100 percent accessibility and accuracy and was directly responsible for exercise success and increased readiness. The distinctive accomplishments of Technical Sergeant McGregor reflect great credit upon himself, the 180th Security Forces Squadron and the United States Air Force.
Technical Sergeant John Fields distinguished himself by outstanding achievement as Battle NCO, Base Defense Operations Center, 451st Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, 451st Expeditionary Mission Support Group, 451st Air Expeditionary Wing, Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan. During this period, Sergeant Fields managed 73 Defenders in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, maintaining superior command and control while securing and protecting over 314,000 transient warfighters, 56 million gallons of fuel, and 33 million pounds of mission critical cargo. His impeccable leadership ensured Defenders were consistently mission ready and guided responding patrols to 11 medical emergency calls, three alcohol related incidents, 25 thefts of personal property, two physical assaults, and five hazardous material cordons. Additionally, as the NCOIC of the Quick Reaction Force team, Sergeant Fields provided an immediate armed response capability to all hostile situations within a 12-mile perimeter, while securing 13 distinguished visitors, to include the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, all resulting in zero security incidents. Finally, he led three humanitarian assistance missions, organizing 30 volunteers to assist with the squadron's Cops for Kids organization. His efforts resulted in the collection of 6,000 dollars for facility upgrades and surgeries for 130 children at the local orphanage, significantly improving public relations with the Kyrgyz Republic. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Fields reflect credit upon himself, the 451st Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, and the United States Air Force.
Staff Sergeant Roger B. Shotwell distinguished himself through meritorious service as an Investigator, 81st Security Forces Squadron, 81st Mission Support Group, NATO Air Training Command - Afghanistan/ 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, NATO Training Mission - Afghanistan and Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan from XXXXX XXXXXXX to XXXXX XXXXXXX. During this period, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Sergeant Shotwell directed over 230 mounted patrols and conducted more than 2,500 random anti-terrorism measures, securing the operating environment for more than 300 embedded Air Advisors mentoring Afghan Air Force personnel. His efficient employment of limited forces ensured potential enemy action against the advisors was deterred through a dominant force protection presence. Moreover, Sergeant Shotwell was hand-selected to perform vital duties as a driver/ truck commander for a total of 20 hours of outside the wire convoy missions providing resupply of OQAB resources and mentorship to our Afghan counterparts. Finally, he completed twelve credit hours of college, maintaining a 3.8 GPA and closing in on a CCAF degree in Criminal Justice. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of Staff Sergeant Shotwell reflect great credit upon himself, the 81st Security Forces Squadron, and the United States Air Force.