Staff Sergeant Karl J. Johnson distinguished himself by meritorious service while serving as NCOIC, Electro-Optical Imagery, Geospatial Intelligence Analysis Squadron, Geospatial and Signatures Intelligence Group, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, from XXXXXX XXXXXX to XXXXXX XXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Johnson's outstanding leadership was critical to the supervision of 17 analysts who produced more than two thousand reports for the Intelligence Community in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. His team's intelligence reports reduced enemy effectiveness dramatically by identifying concealed terrorist safe havens, narcotics caches, improvised explosive devices, and a border smuggling operation that netted three thousand pounds of ammunition. Additionally, while deployed to Qatar, Sergeant Johnson meticulously managed 12 airborne assets, scheduling more than 567 Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance missions that produced over 200,000 actionable imagery products for combat units. Moreover, he developed the specialized tasking requirements for a unique and unprecedented coalition mission, leading to the seizure of five million dollars in drugs and weapons and the disruption of terrorist funding networks. The distinctive accomplishments of Staff Sergeant Johnson reflect credit upon himself, the Geospatial Intelligence Analysis Squadron and the United States Air Force.
Captain Camille M. Reeves distinguished herself by meritorious service while assigned as Intelligence Instructor, 217th Training Squadron, 149th Fighter Wing, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas from XXXX XXXX XXXX to XXXX XXXX XXXX. During this period, the outstanding professional skill, leadership, and ceaseless efforts of Captain Reeves resulted in major contributions to the effectiveness and success of Air Force intelligence instruction. As Course Chief for the Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Operations Course and as an instructor in the Intelligence Officer Course, Captain Reeves provided instruction during over one thousand classroom hours. Additionally, as an adjunct intructor with the Application Exercise in the Intelligence Officer Course, she honed over 150 officers' analytical and briefing skills. Finally, Captail Reeves dedicated over 200 hours in updating significant portions of instruction material. These cumulative efforts resulted in over 200 well qualified Officers and Airmen joining the field. The distinctive accomplishments of Captain Reeves reflect credit upon herself, the 217th Training Squadron, and the United States Air Force.
Senior Airman Taylor M. Simon distinguished himself by meritorious service while serving as Adversary Integrated Air Defense System (IADS) Analyst, 547th Intelligence Squadron, 57th Adversary Tactics Group, 57th Wing, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, from XXXXX XXXXX to XXXXX XXXXX. During this period, Senior Airman Simon performed his duties in an outstanding manner, enabling both aircrew and Intel personnel DOD-wide to fully perform their worldwide mission. Airman Simon provided 24 threat briefings on adversarys' aircraft weapons systems and tactics tailored to increase combat survivability of aircrews and bolster analyst knowledge on enemy threat data. Additionally, he showcased the Air Force's premier Threat and Training facility by leading 11 tours and briefing over a hundred visitors on 77 enemy weapon systems, establishing the 547th Intelligence Squadron's reputation as the authoritative source of information. Moreover, Airman Simon revised reference documents by correlating and updating four national level documents to tailor them to reference combat forces and provide relevant and accurate data for the intelligence community. The distinctive accomplishments of Senior Airman Simon reflect great credit upon himself, the 547th Intelligence Squadron and the United States Air Force.
SERGEANT (FNAME) (MI). (LNAME), United States Air Force, distinguished herself by meritorious service from XXXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXXX, while serving in the Operations Department of the National Security Agency. Sergeant (LNAME) displayed superior technical skill, initiative, and exceptional dedication to duty in support of mission objectives. Her contribution to mission accomplishments, coupled with outstanding leadership qualities, significantly improved the productivity of her flight. Her timely and effective resolution of challenging technical problems was instrumental in the expansion of the Agency's current and future capabilities to fulfill important military and national intelligence requirements. Sergeant (LNAME)'s professionalism, devotion to duty, and distinctive accomplishments reflect great credit upon herself and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Air Force, the National Security Agency, and the Department of Defense.
Staff Sergeant Clifford B. Kane distinguished himself by meritorious service while serving as Screener and Analyst, 9th Intelligence Squadron, 548th Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Group, Beale Air Force Base, California, from XXXXX XXXXX to XXXXX XXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Kane's analysis of over 2,000 hours of full motion video led to the creation of 1,400 annotated imagery graphics and resulted in 378 enemies killed in action and the degradation of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria's fighting force. Additionally, he analyzed 120 hours of video in support of a POTUS-directed hostage recovery mission. Sergeant Kane's precise analysis identified seven buildings associated with the kidnapping that led to the successful recovery of a foreign hostage. Moreover, Sergeant Kane identified the location of 13 enemy fighters while conducting a surveillance mission for a friendly forces vehicle convoy. Sergeant Kane's observations culminated in 11 enemies killed in action and the safe passage of 32 U.S. military personnel. Finally, Sergeant Kane contributed valuable intelligence to develop a pattern of life for five high value individuals, tracked their movements, and identified their vehicles which resulted in the termination of two Islamic State of Iraq Commanders and two suicide bombers. The distinctive accomplishments of Staff Sergeant Kane reflect credit upon himself, the 9th Intelligence Squadron, and the United States Air Force.
Master Sergeant Shannon A. Pugh distinguished himself by outstanding achievement while serving as Intel Liaison, Special Operations Command Forward Yemen, United States Special Operations Command Central, United States Central Command, from XXXXXX XXXXXX to XXXXXX XXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Pugh deployed to Yemen and provided intelligence support for all Special Operations Command Forward Yemen operational components and kept Command leadership and the Defense Attache Office updated on current threats and intelligence, resulting in impacts felt throughout the intelligence community. Additionally, he choreographed a seamless transition of intelligence support by filling a void normally manned by three analysts for a period of six months. His unprecedented analysis kept Special Operations Command Forward Yemen leadership, Special Operations Command Central leadership, and United States Central Command leadership abreast of current threats and intelligence updates via 52 briefs over a six-month period. The distinctive accomplishments of Master Sergeant Pugh reflect great credit upon himself, United States Special Operations Command, and the United States Air Force.
Senior Airman Antonio M. Vega distinguished himself by meritorious service while serving as Space Control Intelligence Analyst, 21st Operations Support Squadron, 21st Operations Group, 21st Space Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, from XXXXXX XXXXXX to XXXXXX XXXXXX. During this period, Airman Vega's detailed and accurate intelligence analysis engineered the overall success of the United States Air Force's only space superiority Wing. He mastered two separate mission areas of the 21st Space Wing which were vital to the success of 16 subordinate missile warning and space control units. In addition, he identified two high interest foreign offensive counterspace launches which directly threatened United States space assets, giving affected units the best chance of survival. Moreover, Airman Vega deployed for six months to fill a critical expeditionary tasking in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he produced over 155 intelligence reports and provided current operational intelligence to over a thousand intelligence consumers to include the Commanding General of Multi-National Forces Iraq. Finally, he was selected to attend the prestigious Air Force Combat Targeting Course where he graduated in the top ten percent of his class. The distinctive accomplishments of Senior Airman Vega reflect great credit upon himself, the 21st Operations Support Squadron, and the United States Air Force.
Staff Sergeant Desire B. Thomas distinguished herself by meritorious service as Target Development Technician, Targets and Tactical Assessments Team, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Division, 608th Air and Space Operations Center, Headquarters Eighth Air Force, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, from XXXXX XXXXX to XXXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Thomas managed the unit's precise point positioning program and became the unit's first U.S. Strategic Command qualified collateral damage estimator, allowing her to develop training that resulted in the qualification of six additional members and the production 567 mensurated points, 789 weapon solutions, and 34 collateral damage estimates, bolstering Global Strike Options across three Combatant Commands. In addition, her efficient analysis during OPERATION ODYSSEY DAWN identified Libyan air defense vulnerabilities at six threat sites and assessed battle damage for fifty thousand pounds of munitions on 35 airfield targets. Further, Sergeant Thomas managed a mission critical imagery program and ensured the accountability and availability of more than 11,000 magnetic media and an electronic library of 66,000 images, resulting in worldwide coverage. Finally, partnering with U.S. Strategic Command, she analyzed four missile launch facilities, an anti-satellite system, and 13 target folders which closed five intelligence gaps, enabled 13 strike options, and lowered mission costs by two million dollars. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Thomas reflect great credit upon herself, the 608th Air and Space Operations Center, and the United States Air Force.