JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas —
The Diamond Sharp Award is sponsored by the Joint Base San Antonio First Sergeants Council and recognizes outstanding Airmen who continually exceed the standard to meet the Air Force mission.
Rank/Name: Tech. Sgt. Richard M. Alldrin
Unit: 33rd Network Warfare Squadron
Job Title: Network Sensor Operator
When Tech. Sgt. Richard Alldrin’s troop was diagnosed with leukemia, he personally escorted his troop to the emergency room because he was compiling of severe back pain. While at the ER, Alldrin provided support for his troop’s wife, ensuring they both got food, kept his commander updated, all while never leaving the ER. Once diagnosed, Alldrin built an online wish list and rallied the squadron behind a gift card donation drive for the family. The gift cards ensured they always had proper disinfectants to keep the house safe during his chemotherapy treatments. Feedback from the family was that “Aldrin was the supervisor people dream of.”
Rank/Name: Staff Sgt. Martin C. Brownlee
Unit: 502nd Security Forces Squadron
Job Title: Emergency Control Center Controller
Staff Sgt. Martin Brownlee exemplifies what it means to be a Defender and all-around leader. He displayed exceptional job performance, scoring 100 percent on his Emergency Control Center certification, which is a high-stress position with a huge boost in responsibility. While performing controller duties, he managed the response to a gate runner, a domestic dispute and offenders with warrants, safeguarding the installation and mission partners. As president of the Defenders’ Association, Brownlee organized three squadron-level events to boost morale.
Rank/Name: Staff Sgt. Trevor Daher
Unit: 93rd Intelligence Squadron
Job Title: Cryptologic Linguist
With no notice and with no preparation, Staff Sgt. Trevor Daher became the acting flight chief for the unit’s in-processing flight. He managed 60 Airmen and associated responsibilities, while leading a 543rd Group Commander facility project. This project included inventory for $50,000 in equipment and furniture, as well as the conversion of multiple spaces for training and mission operations across two facilities located at JBSA-Lackland. Daher also coordinated with two senior group staff members to secure a cleaning contract, government vehicle acquisition and storage space. Additionally, he coordinated manpower with two large organizations to enable last-minute Base Honor Guard support.
Rank /Name: Staff Sgt. Shereka L. McCastle
Unit: Joint Personal Property Shipping Office (JPPSO)
Job Title: Shipment Distribution Technician
Staff Sgt. Shereka McCastle led five personnel and serviced shipments for 90,000 Department of Defense customers. A vital asset to the Joint Personal Property Shipping Office as a shipment distribution technician, she has coordinated 969 outbound shipments and obligated $706,000. Additionally, McCastle has trained two inbound personnel on direct procured method procedures and organized additional outbound training for nine personnel. McCastle also completed three credit hours towards her bachelor’s degree in business administration, leaving her just 15 credits shy of completion.
Rank/Name: Senior Airman Andrew Reese
Unit: 59th Medical Operations Squadron
Job Title: Aerospace Medical Technician
As a member of his virtual youth group, Senior Airman Andrew Reese leads bible study for his church youth ministry congregation. Taking on additional duties without hesitation during the COVID-19 crisis, he took on the task of testing 2.4 thousand Airmen per week for three months. Reese is also the flight safety program manager and his diligence has provided a safe environment for 140 employees and 6,000 patients on a monthly basis. Reese acts as a mentor, assisting college students with obtaining financial aid and registering for classes, leading to several students pursue their Community College of the Air Force degrees. Reese is taking six college-level classes towards his bachelor’s degree in computer science, while working a 40-hour work week.
Rank/Name: Senior Airman Gerald Vollbrecht
Unit: 502nd Operations Support Squadron
Job Title: Air Traffic Controller
Senior Airman Gerald Vollbrecht has distinguished himself as a member of the 502nd Operations Support Squadron at JBSA-Kelly Field Annex. As a Trainer, he is responsible for balancing flight operations with the 300 percent apprentice-training load, sculpting trainees into fully-fledged controllers. Having been recently selected for promotion to staff sergeant, he attended Airman Leadership School and was chosen as distinguished graduate. Vollbrecht dedicates his time towards myriad extracurricular activities, including as an Air Force Sergeant’s Association legislative trustee and squadron booster club treasurer.
Rank/Name: Airman 1st Class Abigail Wyman
Unit: 35th Intelligence Squadron
Job Title: Cyber Analyst
Airman 1st Class Abigail Wyman demonstrates the Air Force core values by her caring nature and passionate work ethic. She continues to look for ways to step up and help those around her. Recently, while Wyman was out, she noticed the driver beside her hop the curb. As she pulled over to help, she saw that the individual was having a seizure. During the events that transpired, Wyman called 911 and was able to get help just in time. Her keen sense of situational awareness led to her being a key contributor in saving the life of this individual.