Instructor and Trainer Citations

Staff Sergeant Alice M. Talmadge distinguished herself by meritorious service while serving as Interface Control Officer, 505th Operations Squadron, 505th Operations Group, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada from XXXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Talmadge served as the Joint Interface Control instructor for five successful United States Warfare Center events. Her exceptional instructor ability during four Red Flag exercises ensured 23 Joint Interface Control officers exceeded requirements and qualified as combat mission ready. Additionally, Sergeant Talmadge's advanced knowledge during the Weapons School Mission Employment exercise facilitated thorough evaluations under realistic scenarios, and led to the graduation of 88 highly qualified weapons officers. The distinctive accomplishments of Staff Sergeant Talmadge reflect great credit upon herself, the 505th Operations Squadron, and the United States Air Force.

Senior Airman Robert D. Taylor distinguished himself by meritorious service as Fitness Specialist, 100th Force Support Squadron, 100th Air Refueling Wing, 100th Mission Support Group, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom, from XXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXXX. During this period, Airman Taylor's exceptional leadership was essential to the safety and fitness education of 130,000 customers annually. He was certified by The Cooper Institute of Sports and Medicine as Military Group Lead Instructor and as Power Cycle Instructor by the National Aerobics and Fitness Trainers Association. He led 178 Aerobic Power Cycle Classes, 116 Circuit Training classes, and over one hundred unit Physical Training sessions. Additionally, Airman Taylor took the lead in revitalizing the "Boot Camp" training program that became the most popular fitness program among all RAF Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath military personnel and dependents. Moreover, Airman Taylor deployed with the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron to Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, as Force Protection Escort in support of OPERATIONS ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, AND NEW DAWN. The distinctive accomplishments of Senior Airman Taylor reflect credit upon himself, the 100th Force Support Squadron and the United States Air Force.

Staff Sergeant Kenneth J. Bilodeau distinguished himself in the performance of outstanding service to the United States as a Combat Arms Instructor, 436th Security Forces Squadron, 436th Mission Support Group, 436th Airlift Wing, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware from XXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXXX. During this period, the outstanding professional skill, leadership, and ceaseless efforts of Sergeant Bilodeau resulted in the instruction of over six thousand Wing personnel on nine weapons systems, maintaining an unprecedented ninety four percent deployment readiness rate. Moreover, Sergeant Bilodeau devoted over 40 hours of his time to help train 40 Tops in Blue performers on the M-16 rifle, enabling them to meet a Morale and Welfare mission requirement. In addition, Sergeant Bilodeau served as the unit Environmental Coordinator and ensured the use and storage of hazardous materials met or exceeded all local, state and federal hazardous materials regulations and earned an rating of OUTSTANDING during the Environmental Compliance Inspection. The distinctive accomplishments of Staff Sergeant Bilodeau reflect credit upon himself, the 436th Security Forces Squadron and the United States Air Force.

Technical Sergeant Rodney Mixon distinguished himself by meritorious service while serving as Section Chief, Mission Management, 548th Operations Support Squadron, 480th Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconaissance Wing, Beale Air Force Base, California from XXXXXX XXXXXX to XXXXX XXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Mixon was selected to establish and manage the first-ever Geospatial Intelligence Analyst training course for Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconaissance Agency's globally networked distributed weapon system. He led eleven non-commissioned officers and Airmen from four organizations, and developed a course curriculum and class schedule for over two hundred students, resulting in a twenty percent increase in qualified Geospatial Analysts across the 480th Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconaissance Wing. Furthermore, Sergeant Mixon led a twelve member mission planning team, responsible for the coordination of 15 ISR sorties, resulting in one hundred high value targets being exploited and actioned. The distinctive accomplishments of Technical Sergeant Mixon reflect credit upon himself, the 548th Operations Support Squadron, and the United States Air Force.

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