Joint Terminal Attack Controller Citations

Staff Sergeant Dashun Wingfield distinguished himself by meritorious service while serving as NCOIC and Joint Terminal Attack Controller, Detachment 1, 4th Air Support Operations Squadron, 4th Air Support Operation Group, Baumholder Army Installation, Germany from XXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXX. During this period, Staff Sergeant Wingfield trained and qualified 13 U.S. Army Joint Fires Observer candidates on Close Air Support tactics, techniques, and procedures, which reduced formal school graduation failures to zero. Additionally, Sergeant Wingfield integrated over 100 training requirements in support of more than 300 personnel from 14 partner nations engaged in pre-deployment training for Afghanistan and provided insightful analysis in a series of After Action Reports that identified exercise strengths and weaknesses. Finally, Sergeant Wingfield's dedication to the planning and execution of two NATO Close Air Support exercises in France led to 13 successful evaluations, 34 currency controls, and over 400 missions flown. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Wingfield reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Air Support Operations Squadron and the United States Air Force.

Technical Sergeant Andrew R. Lokrantz distinguished himself by meritorious service while assigned as Scheduling Noncommissioned Officer in Charge and as a Joint Terminal Attack Controller-Instructor, 9th Air Support Operations Squadron, 3d Air Support Operations Group, Fort Hood Army Installation, Texas from ---------- to ----------. During this period, as Scheduling Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Sergeant Lokrantz's relentless focus and attention to detail facilitated the execution of over 200 unit training events. In addition, as a team leader during Exercise ATLANTIC STRIKE, Sergeant Lokrantz served as an instructor and operator while field testing the Small Wearable Computer-Close Air Support System and seamlessly integrated digital close air support into Joint Terminal Attack Controller training. Moreover, Sergeant Lokrantz served as the squadron armorer where he inventoried and maintained 200 weapons and components, providing 88 squadron Airmen the capability to engage the enemy in close combat. Finally, he was certified as a Self Aid and Buddy Care Instructor, providing critical lifesaving instruction to support Airmen while deployed and at home station. The distinctive accomplishments of Technical Sergeant Lokrantz reflect credit upon himself, the 9th Air Support Operations Squadron, and the United States Air Force.

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