Master Sergeant Elizabeth P. Hamilton distinguished herself by meritorious service as NCOIC, Executive Services, Knowledge Operations Management, Air, Space, and Information Operations Directorate, Headquarters, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois from XXXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXXX. During this period, the outstanding professional skill, leadership, and ceaseless efforts of Sergeant Hamilton resulted in major contributions to the effectiveness and success of the Air Force Safety program. Noticing the absence of a directorate level safety program, she single-handedly developed and implemented a directorate-wide safety program, led 23 divisional safety managers in correcting more than 133 discrepancies, and educated the 688 personnel that constituted the directorate. Additionally, her superior leadership and management expertise were instrumental in Air Mobility Command's Ground Safety Program receiving the first-ever "Outstanding" rating presented by Air Force Safety to a major command. Moreover, Sergeant Hamilton was hand selected by the Air Mobility Command Inspector General to assist with two Inspector General Readiness Exercises. Her extensive knowledge of her career field and keen eye for detail assisted in the validation of five Wings for mission readiness and compliance. The distinctive accomplishments of Master Sergeant Hamilton reflect credit upon herself, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, and the United States Air Force.
Technical Sergeant Wayne R. Sullivan distinguished himself by meritorious service as Safety Program manager, 455th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, 455th Expeditionary Mission Support Group, 455th Expeditionary Wing, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan from XXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Sullivan ensured compliance with state, federal, and Air Force regulations, regularly surveying 13 industrial shops and implementing safety protocols for more than 300 Department of Defense employees. Additionally, he performed a variety of environmental health risk assessments and was a major contributor to the establishment of installation water and confined space programs. He evaluated and validated safe procedures for Confined Space Master Entry Plans and ensured sufficient surveillance was in place to protect all installation personnel. Further, he coordinated with engineers in the analysis of 20 water distribution system modifications, ensuring potable water safety and avoiding 300 thousand dollars in water purchases. Finally, Sergeant Sullivan deployed for 120 days in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, providing flawless security oversight of 20 third country nationals and protecting 22 construction sites. The distinctive accomplishments of Technical Sergeant Sullivan reflect credit upon himself, the 455th Expeditionary Wing, and the United States Air Force.
Staff Sergeant Jeffrey P. Meyers distinguished himself by outstanding achievement as Squadron Safety Program monitor, 11th Air Support Operations Squadron, 3d Air Support Operations Group, Fort Hood Army Installation, Texas from XXXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXXX. While assigned as the squadron Safety Program monitor, Sergeant Meyers was recognized as the subject matter expert by group staff for all staff assistance visits within the 3d Air Support Operations Group. He conducted three squadron inspections, evaluated deficiencies, and recommended final fix actions for all discrepancies found. In addition, he established a Lockout - Tagout program that prevented accidental electrical injuries and proposed facility modifications to reduce the effects of potential safety mishaps. Sergeant Meyers' diligent efforts directly contributed to zero on-duty safety mishaps within the group for more than two years. Finally, his exceptional safety knowledge led the 11th Air Support Operations Squadron Safety Program to be lauded as the best in the 7th Bomb Wing. The distinctive accomplishments of Staff Sergeant Meyers reflect credit upon himself, the 11th Air Support Operations Squadron and the United States Air Force.
Captain Douglas M. Green distinguished himself by meritorious service while serving as Staff Logistics Officer, 759th Logistics Readiness Flight, 459th Mission Support Group, 459th Air Refueling Wing, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland from XXXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXXX. During this period, Captain Green's decisive leadership proved invaluable to 759th Logistics Readiness Flight's operations. He skillfully reengineered the 759th Logistics Readiness Flight's Safety program to make it more inclusive, expansive, and effective. Captain Green single handedly established a safety training curriculum and a job safety lesson plan, mitigating risk, and ensuring flight personnel remained current on mandatory safety training requirements. As a result, his flight's reinvigorated safety program garnered praise from Wing leadership during the 2011 Unit Compliance Inspection. Additionally, Captain Green coordinated critical logistical support to obtain a new facility for the members of the 759th Logistics Readiness Flight. His detailed coordination and execution was instrumental in establishing communication, computer, and facility management support for flight personnel and ensured the 759th Logistics Readiness Flight remained operational during and after the transition period. The distinctive accomplishments of Captain Green reflect great credit upon himself, the 759th Logistics Readiness Flight and the United States Air Force.
Captain Drew J. Petersen distinguished himself by meritorious service while serving as Chief of Safety, 62d Airlift Squadron, 314th Operations Group, 314th Airlift Wing, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas from XXXXX XXXXX to XXXXX XXXXX. During this period, as the Wing flight safety officer, Captain Petersen personally investigated 89 safety mishaps, with cumulative losses valued at more than one million dollars. His thorough and timely scrutiny brought leadership's attention to each event, addressing the faults and preventing the repeat of injury or damage. Captain Petersen also acted as Air Force liaison with civilian flying agencies at 13 local airports, ensuring seamless synchronization of airspace between military and civilian operators and safe flight operations. In addition, he oversaw the implementation of the 314th Airlift Wing's "January Challenge" and "101 Critical Days of Summer" programs. Due to his efforts, the squadron saw an unprecedented fifty percent decrease in the rate of minor mishaps and a perfect record of zero major mishaps. Finally, Captain Petersen led the squadron's safety program in earning an "Excellent" rating during the 19th Air Force's staff assistance visit. With 180 personnel records examined, the inspection team found an amazing zero discrepancies. The distinctive accomplishments of Captain Petersen reflect great credit upon himself, the 314th Airlift Wing and the United States Air Force.
Master Sergeant Keith B. Wright distinguished himself by meritorious service while serving as Wing Safety Technician, 102nd Intelligence Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard, Otis Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts from XXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXXX. During this period, the outstanding professional skill, leadership and ceaseless efforts of Master Sergeant Wright resulted in major contributions to the effectiveness and success of the 102nd Intelligence Wing Safety program. He provided unparalleled risk management analysis for a unit of over 1,200 personnel spanning over 5,500 acres. Sergeant Wright single-handedly established an interim safety program while the permanent staff was deployed and completed over 50 initial inspections, ensuring one billion dollars of infrastructure and resources were preserved. Additionally, he established a new hazardous energy control program that protected over 300 military and civilian employees from injury which was evaluated as a special interest item yielding zero deficiencies. Furthermore, he established an electromagnetic radiation program that evaluated 49 emitters for potential explosive hazards along transit routes, shielding 3,000 pounds of explosives and Air Force personnel. The distinctive accomplishments of Master Sergeant Wright reflect great credit upon himself, the 102nd Intelligence Wing and the United States Air Force.
Master Sergeant Maxwell M. Alther distinguished himself by meritorious service while serving as Weapons Safety Manager, 7th Bomb Wing Safety Office, 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, from XXXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Alther managed 20 weapons safety programs and conducted training for 61 unit representatives across the installation. Additionally, he led the implementation of the automated Explosives Safety Siting program, coordinating two temporary duty assignments for training, and manually audited data for errors during the software switch-over, ensuring a flawless transition. Moreover, Sergeant Alther identified and corrected 11 explosive facility license errors, and mitigated six discrepancies, assuring the safety of more than 3,000 personnel and over 100 tons of munitions. Further, Sergeant Alther was integral to validating the employment of U.S. naval mines by the B-1, enhancing our core mission of Global Power and strengthening joint service partnerships. Finally, his expertise and determination propelled him above his peers, securing the Lance P. Sijan and 7th Maintenance Group Noncommissioned Officer of the Year award for 2018. The distinctive accomplishments of Master Sergeant Alther reflect credit upon himself, the 7th Bomb Wing and the United States Air Force.