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. Jeramy J. Anderson
Unit: 833rd Cyber Operations Squadron
Duty title: Cyber Warfare Operator
Tech. Sgt. Jeramy J. Anderson is an exemplary content developer. He has exceeded expectations for developing instructional content for the host operator's Persistent Cyber Training Environment. Anderson was tasked with developing two instructional modules and instead created seven. In developing some of these modules, he tackled the squadron initiative to develop a malware analyst role. The seven modules he created provide 17 1/2 hours of training, specifically targeting more than 10 lessons learned from on mission. Anderson has gone above and beyond his assigned work and is an invaluable asset to the 833rd COS and the Air Force.
Rank/Name: Tech. Sgt. Tommy H. Duncan III
Unit: 319th Training Squadron
Duty title: NCOIC, Training Operations
Tech. Sgt. Tommy H. Duncan III was hand-selected to conduct a review of the 341st Training Squadron’s STARS Program, identifying eight discrepancies and providing remedy actions. He also coordinated and prepared four senior NCOs to brief the 37th Training Wing command chief during his immersion tour, highlighting the 319 TRS’s unique mission and flight operation. Duncan directed four BEAST culmination events for 2,400 Airmen across four squadrons. In addition, when a Wingman’s child experienced a medical emergency, Duncan sprang into action, providing childcare, support and peace of mind.
Rank/Name: Staff Sgt. James M. Long
Unit: 502nd Security Forces Squadron
Duty Title: Investigator
Through much dedication and research, Staff Sgt. James M. Long was able to resolve a network disconnection between our unit and the Air Force computer network. His efforts gave our unit members access to the Security Forces Management & Resource Network website, Finance Portal, and additional tools on the SharePoint, which also led to the unit being compliant with new regulations. This accomplishment will alleviate multiple issues that have been a daily struggle at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston for all Air Force Security Forces members.
Rank/Name: Senior Airman Breanna J. Houston
Unit: 59th Dental Support Squadron
Duty Title: Dental Lab Technician
Senior Airman Breanna J. Houston shows unparalleled commitment to the 59th Dental Support Squadron’s mission. She is a laboratory technician who fabricates prostheses at the Air Force’s largest Certified Dental Laboratory, which supports six residency programs and one fellowship. She is the supply custodian for a $150,000 account serving 67 personnel. Elected as the squadron morale committee president, she plans all events, such as hails and farewells. In her spare time, she is completing a computer science degree with a 4.0 GPA in four classes. Additionally, she was vital to the Wing’s vaccination line, helping to innoculate 2,000 patients.
Rank/Name: Senior Airman Michael W. McDonald
Unit: 802nd Security Forces Squadron
Duty Title: Installation Patrolman
Senior Airman Michael W. McDonald was one of two Airmen to be selected as the “host” for a 21-person command chief panel. McDonald brought together command chiefs across the Air Force to provide a three-hour mentorship session for 959 Air Force members worldwide. He partnered with the 502nd Air Base Wing command chaplain and co-chaired a diversity/inclusion mentoring session for 50 technical training Airmen across the 343rd and 344th Training Squadrons. McDonald also partnered with the 559th Medical Group and 37th Training Wing to implement the 802nd SFS first “running clinic” while enhancing the Defender Performance Optimization program.
Rank/Name: Airman 1st Class Jacob E. Hollins
Unit: 59th Medical Operations Group
Duty Title: Physical Medicine Technician
As an E-3, Airman 1st Class Jacob E. Hollins has been charged with the leadership and subject matter expertise expected of a far more senior non-commissioned officer, excelling as the NCOIC of the Basic Military Training Physical Therapy Clinic, supporting the entire BMT student and Military Training Instructor population since his arrival at JBSA-Lackland. Despite this enormous responsibility, Hollins has also taken a leadership role in improving the welfare of his flight, seizing the initiative to orchestrate a morale event for his entire 40-person flight with little to no oversight, which was notably appreciated by all who attended, as it improved flight morale.