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NEWS | Sept. 9, 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.

Tech. Sgt. Nicholas H. Chung
Rank/Name: Tech. Sgt. Nicholas H. Chung
Unit: 616th Operations Center
Duty Title: NCOIC, Training Program Development
Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Chung satisfied a two-year training deficiency for 328 Command and Control weapon system operators by identifying qualification standards and authoring training documentation. He is also developing the first Information Warfare Operation Center Instructor curriculum. Chung's leadership is evident through his active support of his community. He has coordinated 10 veteran's food drives and was elected as the booster club vice president. In response to Afghanistan's refugee crisis, he has launched a multi-organization donation program, currently amassing more than 200 pounds of essential supplies. 

Staff Sgt. Jacob W. Day
Rank/Name: Staff Sgt. Jacob W. Day
Unit: 802nd Security Forces Squadron
Duty Title: Emergency Communication Center Controller
Staff Sgt. Jacob Day headed a volunteer event for a local summer concert series. He directed a group of eight volunteers for the organization and security of the event enjoyed by more than 300 residents, receiving a commendation letter from the park manager for outstanding professionalism. Day also led a Security Forces team to assist the Freedom Chapel with the “Feds Feed Families” drive-thru event. The occasion aided in the distribution of more than 2,000 pounds of food and supplies to needy San Antonio households in a COVID-19-safe environment.

Staff Sgt. Tamia A. Lyles
Rank/Name: Staff Sgt. Tamia A. Lyles
Unit: 59th Surgical Operations Squadron
Duty Title: NCOIC Audiology/Speech Pathology
As the NCOIC of the 59th Medical Wing’s audiology and speech pathology clinics, Staff Sgt. Tamia Lyles continually shows devotion to the Air Force mission, as well as her patients. She currently oversees clinical schedules for six providers, coordinating more than 4,300 patient encounters exceeding both the Defense Health Organizations' access to care and timelessness standards. Lyles selflessly volunteered to support the COVID-19 mission where, as the sole surgical service technician, she trained 16 personnel on proper swabbing techniques, diagnosing 2,000 patients decreasing the market burden.


Staff Sgt. Clayton Vinson
Rank/Name: Staff Sgt. Clayton Vinson
Unit: Joint Personal Property Shipping Office-South Central
Duty Title: Supervisor, Inbound Customer Service
Staff Sgt. Clayton Vinson is an inbound customer service supervisor at the Joint Personal Property Shipping Office-South Central. In August, Vinson reviewed 1,400 storage requests and coordinated the seamless deliveries for 2,206 federal employees and service members. He also scrutinized 8,370 shipments in temporary storage, reclaiming 189 unauthorized storage days which saved $19,000. Vinson also oversaw 24 data corrections, rectifying erroneous system entries allowing the validation of $13 million in service charges. He also dedicated four hours to the San Antonio Food Bank clearing farms of waste, enabling 90,000 meals to be served weekly.

Airman Seth A. Hartmann
Rank/Name: Airman Seth A. Hartmann
Unit: 453rd Electronic Warfare Squadron
Duty Title: Computer Programmer
Airman Seth A. Hartmann deserves the Diamond Sharp Award because of his dedication and wingmanship to pursue excellence in his profession.  He continually shows his willingness to assist and teach his fellow Airman when they need a hand or with coding issues. Hartman is a self-starter, taking the initiative to solve tough problems. He developed and implemented libraries for complex systems to solve issues to enhance the unit’s effectiveness.  Outside of work, he gives back to his community by assisting at the San Antonio Food Bank.