AFSC 4T0X1 Lab Technician Citations

Staff Sergeant Charles A. Aceves distinguished himself by meritorious service while serving as Lab Technician, 99th Medical Support Squadron, 99th Medical Group, 99th Air Base Wing, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada from XXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Aceves bolstered Air Combat Command's largest lab by collecting over 80,000 samples with a ninety-nine percent patient satisfaction rate, contributing to the Mike O'Callaghan Federal Medical Center being awarded the Air Force Surgeon General's "Hospital of the Year" award. Additionally, while deployed in support of contingency operations, Sergeant Aceves led his Forward Operating Base's COVID 19 response, securing over five thousand test kits, developing protocols, and procuring an analyzer. His actions ensured the safety of more than three thousand warfighters and sustained combat operations, supporting over 4,000 combat sorties. His efficient process balanced requirements and resources and became the standard which was adopted by all Central Command units. Finally, Sergeant Aceves' leadership and dedication to duty was recognized by his nomination for the Air Force's "Laboratory Airman of the Year" award. The distinctive accomplishments of Staff Sergeant Aceves reflect great credit upon himself, the 99th Medical Support Squadron, and the United States Air Force.

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