Finance Office Citations

Technical Sergeant Danny A. Rivera distinguished himself by meritorious service while serving as Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge, Separation and Retirement, 17th Comptroller Squadron, 17th Training Wing, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, from XXXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Rivera's outstanding professional skill, in depth technical knowledge, and initiative aided immensely in providing outstanding customer service to over 6,200 Goodfellow AFB TDY and permanent party personnel. He consistently and accurately processed over one million dollars in Permanent Change of Station and TDY vouchers within three days, far exceeding the Air Force standard of five days. In addition, he manually calculated and disbursed over seven hundred thousand dollars in benefits and unpaid earnings for separating and retiring members, playing a major role in their successful transition to civilian life. Moreover, he completed over 300 Separation and Retirement briefings, enhancing members' chances of a smooth transition out of the military system. Finally, his demonstrated skills were a major contributing factor in the squadron's recognition as Wing Staff Unit of the Year and for his selection as Shiny Penny award winner. The distinguished accomplishments of Technical Sergeant Rivera reflect credit upon himself, the 17th Comptroller Squadron and the United States Air Force.

Senior Airman Sandra N. Memmel distinguished herself by meritorious service as Finance Specialist, Mission Support Flight, 440th Airlift Wing, Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina, from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXX. During this period, the professional skill, leadership, and ceaseless efforts of Airman Memmel contributed to the effectiveness and success of the Pope Air Force Base Finance Office. Airman Memmel coordinated with numerous agencies to process 378 Basic Allowance for Subsistence requests, securing more than 800,000 dollars in overdue entitlements for installation Airmen. Additionally, she identified critical errors in the Line of Duty determination process and developed and implemented a new Line of Duty determination suspense tracking system, shortening the time line and reducing the return rate to zero percent. Moreover, Airman Memmel provided critical support to the deployment office and verified over 1,300 mobility records and eligibility requirements, ensuring all personnel deployed on schedule. The distinctive accomplishments of Airman Memmel reflect credit upon herself, the 440th Airlift Wing, and the United States Air Force.

Technical Sergeant Eric M. Paulan distinguished himself by meritorious service as Support Section Supervisor while assigned to the 45th Comptroller Squadron, 45th Space Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Paulan consistently demonstrated decisive leadership, professional skill, and initiative as he led the merger of the Customer Service and Support sections. This unprecedented reorganization reduced redundant effort and streamlined service for over 3,000 customers annually. In addition, he choreographed the seamless integration of the Permanent Change of Station In-Processing and e-Finance web-based systems his team used to certify over 250 travel and military pay documents totaling over 1.7 million dollars with a ninety-eight percent accuracy rate. Further, he led a two-man team that performed an Air Force audit of 188 outstanding travel orders, recovering over $320,000 in Air Force funds for deploying service members. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Paulan reflect great credit upon himself, the 45th Comptroller Squadron, and the United States Air Force.

Master Sergeant Aaron F. Correl distinguished himself by meritorious service as Flight Commander, Financial Services, 99th Comptroller Squadron, 99th Air Base Wing, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada from XXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Correl established the first-ever financial services satellite office at Creech Air Force Base, providing full financial services for over 2,000 military members. Additionally, as Deputy Disbursing Officer, he oversaw all cash operations, disbursing more than 22 million dollars in military and travel pay vouchers, sustaining critical operations for Air Combat Command and the United States Air Force Warfare Center. Finally, Sergeant Correl championed a joint MPF and Finance team to investigate more than 240 pay issues in the Case Management System. His team closed all issues in less than ten days, exceeding Air Combat Command's goal of ninety-five percent of all members being paid within five days. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Correl while serving his country reflect great credit upon himself, the 99th Comptroller Squadron, and the United States Air Force.

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