Technical Sergeant Marc D. Ferguson distinguished himself by meritorious service as Unit Training Manager, 726th Air Mobility Squadron, 721st Air Mobility Operations Group, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany from XXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Ferguson managed all aspects of the unit training program and was directly responsible for the institutional and occupational progression of 160 personnel, resulting in the completion of 34 career development course exams with an unprecedented 99 percent first-time pass rate. Additionally, Sergeant Ferguson worked closely with the Unit Deployment Manager to ensure that 39 warfighters were fully qualified to support Operations NEW DAWN, ODYSSEY DAWN, and HORN OF AFRICA by meticulously reviewing and verifying the completion of over 600 predeployment requirements. Finally, while serving as the liaison between Air Mobility Command and the unit, Sergeant Ferguson maximized the use of Air Education and Training Command funds by identifying and scheduling transition courses for 23 inbound Maintenance personnel, saving over two hundred and fifty thousand dollars in unit funds. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Ferguson reflect great credit upon himself, the 726th Air Mobility Squadron and the United States Air Force.
Staff Sergeant Ricky M. Haas distinguished himself by meritorious service as Unit Operations Training Manager, 9th Air Support Operations Squadron, 3rd Air Support Operations Group, Fort Hood AIN, Texas, from XXXXXX XXXX to XXXXXXX XXXX. During this period, Sergeant Haas was responsible for unit training that resulted in seven members becoming Air Assault qualified and for developing the squadron's six-month training plan, generating a syllabus that resulted in the training and qualification of 77 Airmen. Additionally, Sergeant Haas led a Mission Ready training course and instructed 12 Airmen over thirty days, culminating in a four-day field event that prepared them for combat missions around the globe. Moreover, Sergeant Haas was selected over his peers to become a Joint Terminal Attack Control Instructor, instructing 13 upgrade events that resulted in six new squadron controllers. Finally, Sergeant Haas was also responsible for the training of 16 United States Army Joint Fires Observers on close air support techniques, bolstering joint readiness. The distinctive accomplishments of Staff Sergeant Haas reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Air Support Operations Squadron, and the United States Air Force.
Master Sergeant Richard J. Beatty distinguished himself in the performance of outstanding service to the Unit States as Group Training Manager, 18th Medical Group, 18th Wing, Kadena Air Base Japan from XXXXXXXXX to XXXXX XXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Beatty managed the Enlisted Upgrade Training Program across 19 AFSCs, 678 core tasks, and processed 324 upgrades resulting in an excellent rating on the 2013 Base Training SAV. As the Formal Training manager, Sergeant Beatty captured 228 mission critical training allocations capitalizing on two million dollars in TDY funds. Additionally, he supported OIF, OEF and JTF Horn of Africa for 134 days as a Test Control Officer for DoD's largest test facility. Streamlining the scheduling process for 8,000 personnel, Sergeant Beatty saved the Air Force over eight hundred thousand dollars in Tuition Assistance, resulting in the 379th AEW Team award. Finally, Sergeant Beatty was handpicked as one of two PACAF AFTR superusers for ten bases and over 2,500 users. As the lead agent, his efforts ensured the integrity of the training system through continual database maintenance. These efforts contributed to him winning the 2013 and 2014 Dr. Edwin C. Peterson Education and Training Manager of the Year and being coined by the Air Force Surgeon General. These singularly distinctive accomplishments of Master Sergeant Beatty reflect great credit upon himself, the 18th Medical Group, and the United States Air Force.
Master Sergeant Joseph G. Brandon distinguished himself in the performance of outstanding service to the United States as the Group Training Manager, 18th Medical Group, 18th Wing, Kadena Air Base Japan from XXXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Brandon managed the Enlisted Upgrade Training Program and oversaw 310 upgrades across 16 Air Force Specialty Codes containing over 1100 core tasks. In addition, as the Formal Training manager, Sergeant Brandon captured 228 mission critical training allocations, capitalizing on two million dollars in TDY funds. Moreover, Sergeant Brandon deployed in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and JTF Horn of Africa for 129 days as a Test Control Officer where he streamlined the scheduling process for over 8,000 personnel. Finally, Sergeant Brandon's efforts directly contributed to winning the Kadena Dr. Edwin C. Peterson Education and Training Manager of the Year award and being coined by the Air Force Surgeon General. The distinctive accomplishments of Master Sergeant Brandon reflect great credit upon himself, the 18th Medical Group and the United States Air Force.