AFSC 1C1X1 Air Traffic Control Citations

Technical Sergeant Jonathan P. Alejandro distinguished himself by meritorious service while serving as Tower Watch Supervisor, 9th Operations Support Squadron, 9th Operations Group, 9th Reconnaissance Wing, Beale Air Force Base, California, from XXXXXX XXXXXX to XXXXXX XXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Alejandro deployed to Bahrain and provided Air Traffic Control technical assistance and leadership in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. As a proponent of Combined Forces, he integrated U.S. military operations with 13 Royal Bahraini missions, bolstering relations in the Arabian Gulf, enabling Afghan surge operations, and saving 30 million dollars through the exploitation of organic airlift capabilities. In addition, he trained seven Naval Controllers while supporting over 1200 hours of Naval aviation and 240 sorties, enhancing joint operations and increasing cross-service visibility. Finally, Sergeant Alejandro's Watch supervisor skills contributed to Air Combat Command's "Outstanding" rating during the Wing's Phase II Operational Readiness Inspection. The distinctive accomplishments of Technical Sergeant Alejandro reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Operations Support Squadron, and the United States Air Force.

Master Sergeant Curtis B. Jamison distinguished himself by meritorious service while serving as Assistant Chief Controller, Tower, 354th Operations Support Squadron, 354th Operations Group, 354th Fighter Wing, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska from XXXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXXX. During this period, Master Sergeant Jamison oversaw key training missions such as DISTANT FRONTIER, NORTHERN EDGE, and RED FLAG-Alaska. In addition, he developed and implemented liaison programs with deployed units which facilitated the immediate resolution of safety concerns of both pilots and controllers, and improved joint and international relations. Further, he ensured one hundred percent manning coverage for over 1100 after-hours operations in support of CORONET, NORAD alert, OLYMPIC TITAN, Operation TOMODACHI, and SECDEF-directed intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions, ensuring the sustainment of global power and national defense in accordance with presidential directives. Finally, his attention to detail in revising the Air Traffic Control training program increased compliance with the Air Traffic System Evaluation Program from 90 to 95 percent and delivered one hundred percent coverage of 360 site qualification tasks. The distinctive accomplishments of Master Sergeant Jamison reflect great credit upon himself, the 354th Operations Support Squadron and the United States Air Force.

Senior Airman Theodore V. Kraszka distinguished himself by meritorious service as Air Traffic Control Journeyman, 802d Operations Support Squadron, 502d Air Base Wing, San Antonio, Texas, from XXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXX. As a new arrival at his first duty station, Senior Airman Kraszka obtained his control tower operator certification sixty days ahead of schedule with an unprecedented End of Course score of ninety seven percent, setting a new training benchmark. Additionally, Airman Kraszka volunteered as an instructor and organized over 40 hours of simulated scenarios, resulting in the qualification of two apprentice controllers and increasing facility manning by 20 percent. Moreover, Airman Kraszka's professionalism and experience were evident as he supervised the safe recovery of an F-16 with a gear malfunction during a Wing recovery, earning praise from the Air Education and Training Command Deputy Commander. The distinctive accomplishments of Senior Airman Kraszka reflect credit upon himself, the 802d Operations Support Squadron, and the United States Air Force.

Staff Sergeant James H. Farnell distinguished himself by meritorious service as Tactical Air Command and Control Journeyman, Detachment 1, 10th Air Support Operations Squadron, 3rd Air Support Operations Group, 93rd Air Ground Operations Wing, Ft Knox, Kentucky, from XXXXX XXXXXXX to XXXXXXX XXXXXX. During this period, the professional skill, leadership, and ceaseless efforts of Sergeant Farnell contributed to the successful establishment of the Detachment and the development of the Fort Knox tactical range Weapons Danger Zone matrix. In addition, he defined 35 Close Air Support targets for 10 fixed-wing platforms, providing unprecedented training opportunities and improving readiness exponentially. Further, Sergeant Farnell arranged and coordinated joint training events including the German Armed Forces Badge competition and a navy riverine live fire excercise, culminating in valuable training for 43 personnel. The distictive accomplishments of Sergeant Farnell while serving his country reflect great credit upon himself, the 10th Air Support Operations Squadron, and the United States Air Force.

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