2A8X2 Instrument & Flight Control Systems

Staff Sergeant Marcos A. Herrera distinguished himself by meritorious service while serving as Aircraft Instrument and Flight Control Systems Craftsman, 733d Air Mobility Squadron, 515th Air Mobility Operations Group, 515th Air Mobility Operations Wing, Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan from XXXXX XXXXX to XXXXX XXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Herrera generated 2,600 missions, airlifting 140,500 passengers, and 45,600 tons of cargo with a 95 percent departure reliability rate, capturing the 515th Air Mobility Operations Wing Maintenance Effectiveness Award for 2013. Additionally, Sergeant Herrera deployed for 120 days to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM, enabling 789 missions and bridging critical sustainment to warriors and enhancing terrorist eradication efforts. Moreover, he demonstrated exceptional leadership abilities during Operation TOMODACHI by aiding in the efforts of 42 airlift missions delivering more than 900 tons of supplies to 400,000 Japanese earthquake and tsunami victims. Finally, Sergeant Herrera was the subject of 17 personal evaluations, leading to the unit's dual Excellent ratings during the Air Mobility Command Logistics Compliance Assessment Program and Mission Capability Compliance Inspection, 2014. The distinctive accomplishments of Staff Sergeant Herrera reflect great credit upon himself, the 733d Air Mobility Squadron, and the United States Air Force.

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