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Staff Sergeant James L. Beasley distinguished himself by meritorious service as Circuit Actions Maintenance & Provisioning Technician, 86th Communications Squadron, 86th Mission Support Group, 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, from XXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Beasley drove the establishment of two emergency 622 megabit per second trunks to two Continental United States bases. His perseverance increased the United States Air Force's Remotely Piloted Aircraft combat air patrol capacity by 400 percent matching Operation Enduring Freedom mission surge requirements. Additionally, Sergeant Beasley led a short notice Federal Bureau of Investigation circuit installation. His technical expertise facilitated real time intelligence and ensured critical information was readily available to the global terrorism rapid reaction team. Further, while deployed to Q-West Iraq, he was selected as lead circuit actions engineer where his efforts provided and guaranteed command and control of the 101st Airborne Division and Area of Responsibility fueling missions directly supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Finally, Sergeant Beasley's dedication was key to his facility being selected as Defense Information Systems Agency Europe, Large Transmission Facility of the Year for 2011. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Beasley reflect credit upon himself, the 86th Communications Squadron and the United States Air Force.
Master Sergeant Joshua D. Davey distinguished himself by meritorious service while serving as Circuit Manager, Communications Directorate, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, from XXXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXXX. During this period, as the lead installation Circuit Manager, Sergeant Davey evaluated the mobile phone contracts to combat escalating costs and consolidated three existing contracts into one. The resulting plan cut annual costs by $500,000 and freed up 20 assets for reissue to customers in remote locations. In addition, he identified and deactivated 40 unused communication assets, saving more than 100,000 dollars. Further, Sergeant Davey deployed for exercise AFRICA ENDEAVOR which advanced security cooperation missions on the continent and improved interoperability and communications with 25 countries. Finally, he helped the Zambian Army erect a high frequency antenna and communicate with U.S. forces 3,200 miles away in Germany. This was the longest distance ever covered by high frequency communications in the history of AFRICA ENDEAVOR and improved communication capabilities of partnering African nations. The distinctive accomplishments of Master Sergeant Davey reflect great credit upon himself, the Communications Directorate and the United States Air Force.