5J0X1 Paralegal & Legal Office Citations

Senior Master Sergeant Heidi M. Yanney distinguished herself by meritorious service as Legal Office Superintendent, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, 162nd Fighter Wing, Morris Air National Guard Base, Arizona from XXXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Yanney's selfless leadership ensured that over 1,700 members of the largest Air National Guard Fighter Wing in the nation remained ready to answer the call of duty. In addition, she was selected as the Air National Guard Senior Paralegal Manager for the Air Force Judge Advocate General School. In this important position, Sergeant Yanney shaped the training needs of Air National Guard Paralegals worldwide by creating a database to track the real-time training requirements of 170 Paralegals located in over one hundred geographically separated units. Moreover, she was selected to serve on the Judge Advocate General's Air National Guard Council where she acted as principal advisor to the Air National Guard Assistant to The Judge Advocate General of the United States Air Force. Lastly, Sergeant Yanney volunteered for and filled several critical 162nd Fighter Wing Headquarters positions such as Installation Voting Assistance Officer, Headquarters Resource Advisor, and Self-Inspection Monitor. The distinctive accomplishments of Senior Master Sergeant Yanney reflect great credit upon herself, the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate and the United States Air Force.

Airman First Class Michael N. Wixom distinguished himself by meritorious service while assigned as a Military Justice Paralegal, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, from XXXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXX. During this period, Airman Wixom interviewed 634 customers, drafted over 350 legal documents, and notarized 389 Powers of Attorney saving members of the Aviano community an unprecedented 23,000 dollars in legal fees. Additionally, Airman Wixom provided a crucial Law of Armed Conflict and Rules of Engagement brief to over 100 deploying Airmen, increasing their confidence and ability to prosecute their duties. Moreover, Airman Wixom's dedication to duty was evident as he efficiently processed 90 percent of the base's 88 Article 15 actions within the required twenty day period. Finally, as a Physical Training leader, Airman Wixom conducted over 40 physical training assessments for the 31st Fighter Wing Staff Agencies while simultaneously leading the fitness program for the Legal Office, resulting in a 100 percent pass rate. The distinctive accomplishments of Airmen First Class Wixom reflect credit upon himself, the 31st Fighter Wing, and the United States Air Force.

Staff Sergeant Justin K. Sindelar distinguished himself by meritorious service while assigned as a Military Justice Paralegal, Legal Office, 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas from XXXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXXX. During this period, the outstanding professional skill, leadership, and ceaseless efforts of Sergeant Sindelar contributed to the effectiveness and success of the 7th Bomb Wing Legal Office Mission. He managed the Dyess Air Force Base Article 15 program, processing over 70 Article 15 cases, completing 100% of all actions in accordance with or exceeding Air Combat Command and Air Force standards. In addition, Sergeant Sindelar developed and implemented a tracking log to aid the Joint Acquisition Review Board Commander in accurately tracking all Emergency Review packages valued at more than one million dollars, reducing delinquencies by 30 percent. Finally, as a military justice paralegal, Sergeant Sindelar processed a complex, short-notice Summary turned Special courts-martial case seamlessly, his efforts contributing to an airtight and thoroughly documented conviction. The distinctive accomplishments of Staff Sergeant Sindelar reflect credit upon himself, the 7th Bomb Wing and the United States Air Force.

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