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Staff Sergeant Tyler A. Barkacs distinguished himself by meritorious service while assigned as NCOIC, Emergency Management Plans and Operations, 628th Civil Engineer Squadron, 628th Mission Support Group, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina from XXXXX XXXXX to XXXXX XXXXX. During this period, Staff Sergeant Barkacs managed Joint Base Charleston's Emergency Management Staff Assistance Visit program for 54 tenant units, ensuring they were prepared to sustain operations under all conditions. In addition, he assisted in Joint Base Charleston's shelter in place program, coordinating the sharing of resources, and ensuring 100% compliance with Headquarters, Air Mobility Command standards. Finally, he maintained seven million dollars in deployable and home station response equipment which facilitated the unit's successful completion of eight chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear exercises where, as the strike team chief, he led a 12-member team. The distinctive accomplishments of Staff Sergeant Barkacs reflect credit upon himself, the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron and the United States Air Force.
Senior Airman Amber M. Harvey distinguished herself by meritorious service while serving as Emergency Management Logistics Manager, 149th Civil Engineer Squadron, 149th Fighter Wing, Lackland AFB, Texas, from XXXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXXX. During this period, Airman Harvey quickly contributed to Wing readiness by effectively training members to perform their duties in a contaminated environment. Airman Harvey's efforts were documented in numerous classroom training critiques as "informative and relevant." Her technical knowledge and meticulous attention to detail contributed immeasurably to the Operational Readiness Inspection rating of "Outstanding" for Contingency Operations. Additionally, she was recognized as a "Superior Performer" by the Twelfth Air Force Inspector Gerneral. Further, Airman Harvey volunteered as instructor for the unit's Self Aid and Buddy Care Program where she improved the completion rate from 20 percent to 100 percent. The distinctive accomplishments of Senior Airman Harvey reflect credit upon herself, the 149th Civil Engineer Squadron, and the United States Air Force.
Staff Sergeant Wayne E. Trauth distinguished himself by meritorious service while assigned as Lead Instructor, Emergency Management Contingency Training, 435th Contingency Training Squadron, 86th Contingency Response Group, Ramstein Air Base, Germany from XXXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Trauth provided superb oversight for United States Air Forces in Europe Silver Flag and Full Spectrum Threat Response Strike training programs. His instruction ensured the successful delivery of 29 Silver Flag and Full Spectrum Threat Response courses to 440 trainees, enhancing the Global War on Terrorism and Wartime Mobility efforts. Additionally, Sergeant Trauth was instrumental in the revision of the Silver Flag contingency curriculum for the Emergency Management career field. His innovative approach facilitated the development of 20 lesson plans and scenarios for 1,400 Emergency Managers Air Force wide. Finally, Sergeant Trauth's inspiring efforts were recognized with the 86th Construction Training Squadron and USAFE Instructor of the Year awards. The distinctive accomplishments of Staff Sergeant Trauth reflect great credit upon himself, the 435th Contingency Training Squadron, and the United States Air Force.
Staff Sergeant John J. Knisley distinguished himself by meritorious service while assigned as NCOIC, Emergency Management, 149th Civil Engineer Squadron, 149th Fighter Wing, Lackland AFB, Texas, from XXXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXXX. During this period, Staff Sergeant Knisley devoted himself to improving the 149th Fighter Wing Emergency Response Program. He developed and implemented an aggressive schedule to ensure 100% wing participation in the CBRNE Unit Scheduler program. His efforts were recognized by both the 37th Training Wing at Lackland Air Force Base and the National Guard Bureau of Emergency Management as the most effective program to ensure wing-wide CBRNE training requirements compliance. In addition, Sergeant Knisley deployed to support every major hurricane response during his tenure. His duties while deployed varied from providing security and operating a decontamination station to delivering food and water to displaced citizens. His actions improved the safety and welfare of over 20,000 civilian and military personnel. Finally, during the Operational Readiness Inspection he was recognized as a "Superior Performer" for his technical knowledge and meticulous attention to detail during the Base Recovery After Attack Exercise and contributed immeasurably to the overall rating of "Excellent" for the Civil Engineer Squadron. The distinctive accomplishments of Staff Sergeant Knisley reflect credit upon himself, the 149th Civil Engineer Squadron, and the United States Air Force.