Materiel Control Citations

Staff Sergeant Sergei N. Custis distinguished himself by outstanding achievement as Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Materiel Control, 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, 380th Expeditionary Air Wing, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. During this period, Sergeant Custis was handpicked to lead the Materiel Control section with only 50 percent manning which led him to train another NCO outside of the vehicle management career field. He facilitated the procurement of 491 equipment parts and tools worth more than 412,000 dollars and distributed 1,711 items for three maintenance shops in support of 21 units' missions at Al Dhafra Air Base. Additionally, Sergeant Custis oversaw the construction of 800 filters for the scheduled maintenance program and assembled filter kits for 170 vehicles that were neglected for up to two years, sustaining Al Dhafra Air Base's 69.7 million dollar vehicle fleet and reducing the periodic maintenance overdue rate by one hundred percent. Further, Sergeant Custis successfully processed 90,000 dollars worth of parts for the Heavy Shop and enabled the completion of 24 Civil Engineering repair projects for 30 facilities base wide. Finally, Sergeant Custis sustained Aircraft Rescue, Fire Fighting, and POL operations by procuring over 48,000 dollars in parts, which supported 19 in-flight emergencies, nine ground stops, and the transfer of 395,000 gallons of JP8 fuel. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Custis reflect credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

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