NEWS | July 15, 2021

JBSA First Sergeant Diamond Sharp Awards

Joint Base San Antonio First Sergeants Council

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.

SSgt Bartleson
Rank/Name: Staff Sgt. Eric S. Bartleson

Unit: 57th Intelligence Squadron
Duty Title: United States Electromagnetic Systems Team Lead
Time in service: 11 years
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Staff Sgt. Eric S. Bartleson recently coordinated his squadron’s change of command by managing five points of contact, 37 personnel involved and assembling all required resources and venues. His dedication to this event led to a successful execution with no deviations. Bartleson was also recognized as a flight top performer for overseeing the completion of 68 data reviews for his five-member team. He was able to accomplish this while training a new deputy flight commander in the data review process.

SSgt Sayer
Rank/Name: Staff Sgt. Randy T. Sayer
Unit: 59th Surgical Operations Squadron
Duty title: Shift Supervisor, Physical Medicine
Time in service: 6 years
Hometown: Pinetop, Arizona
Staff Sgt. Randy T. Sayer arrived at JBSA-Lackland at a time where the Physical Therapy clinic had all NCOs/SNCOs deployed supporting COVID-19 vaccinations. He quickly proved his ability to lead as NCOIC, where he led four Airmen to complete their upgrade training, implemented five environment of care process improvements, created daily accountability, and enforced a culture of safety across the SAMHS market. He also remains focused on his bachelor’s degree, taking four classes, prepping for his application to the Army-Baylor Doctor of Physical Therapy program. His daily compassion and energy keep the mission going for all 23 people he leads.

SSgt. Taylor
Rank/Name: Staff Sgt. Andrew C. Taylor
Unit: 59th Training Support Squadron Medical Logistics Flight
Duty title: NCOIC, Medical Logistics
Time in service: 16.5 years
Hometown: Hopatcong, New Jersey
Staff Sgt. Andrew C. Taylor played a key role in the June Ground Surgical Team Assemblage implementation for the Air Force, obtaining 3,200 supplies worth $1.2 million. He established a real-time inventory of supplies for more than 550 line items amounting to $400,000. Taylor eliminated $1.6 million in budget waste and donated $1.2 million in assets to three different Army units. He decreased time, established accountability, and safety for shipment deliveries. His improvements have elevated the performance and capabilities of the Air Force Medical Readiness Training Center.


Rank/Name Airman 1st Class Juan C. Resendiz
Unit: 59th Medical Specialty Squadron
Duty title: Aerospace Medical Technician
Time in service: 22 Months
Hometown: Brownsville, Texas
Airman 1st Class Juan C. Resendiz is an aerospace medical technician in the Sleep Clinic at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. He has led 295 polysomnography studies, supporting eight providers in 1,500 monthly appointments. Resendiz updated the Squadron’s Electronic Records Management program by creating a roster for seven flights and coordinating approval of 15 accounts, proving vital to the 59th Medical Wing’s “Highly Effective” rating. While deployed in support of COVID-19, Resendiz served as a Spanish interpreter for 19 agencies and contributed to the inoculation of 96,000 civilians.