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NEWS | Dec. 27, 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.

Senior Airman Tiffany Leveille
Rank/Name: Senior Airman Tiffany Leveille
Unit: 59th Radiology Squadron
Duty Title: Diagnostic Imaging Technologist
Time in Service: 4 years
Hometown: Vineland, New Jersey
Senior Airman Tiffany Leveille excelled as the floor manager of the largest diagnostic imaging department in the Air Force, which is usually held by a non-commissioned officer. She managed daily operations for 33 technologists and oversaw 3,727 procedures. While filling this role, she identified a decline in the registry pass rate and designed a six-week preparatory course, preparing six technologists for their national examination. Leveille also provided manpower assistance for the mammography department, enabling 150 additional appointments. As the vice president of the booster club, she organized National Radiologic Technologist Week, which celebrates the vital work of technologists.

Senior Airman Deon L. King
Rank/Name: Senior Airman Deon L. King
Unit: 453rd Electronic Warfare Squadron
Duty Title: Cyber Systems Operator
Time in Service: 3 years, 5 months
Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
Senior Airman Deon L. King distinguished himself by supporting the signals intelligence analysis mission, troubleshooting a network cable issue impeding operations. He traced the issue and rerouted 200 feet of fiber optic cable, restoring capabilities to squadron analysts in under two hours. Additionally, King administered two server upgrades worth $500,000 in time for a crucial Tiger Flag Exercise. Finally, King completed two college courses, earning six credits and propelling him to complete 70% of his Community College of the Air Force degree.   

Senior Airman Leslly Rivera Marti
Rank/Name: Senior Airman Leslly Rivera Marti
Unit: 93rd Intelligence Squadron
Duty Title: Cryptologic Language Analyst
Time in Service: 2 years, 7 months
Hometown: Caguas, Puerto Rico
During the last month, Senior Airman Leslly Rivera Marti, 93rd Intelligence Squadron, performed exceptionally as a language analyst. She produced five reports, briefing highlights to senior wing leadership while also co-leading two agency employee resource group training, benefiting 24 joint service personnel. Additionally, she volunteered for three squadron events, raising $3,300 for the booster club and donating 1,400 pounds of food to families in need during the holiday season.  Furthermore, Rivera-Marti led her flight's holiday event, accommodating more than 50 JBSA families. She has exhibited skills above her peers, excelling in both Air Force and joint service environments.

Senior Airman Kyra A. Miller
Rank/Name: Senior Airman Kyra A. Miller
Unit: 836th Cyberspace Operations Squadron
Duty Title: National Cyber Protection Analyst
Time in Service: 4 years, 6 months
Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Airman Kyra A. Miller produced the first Task Force 3 defensive cyber operations signal development procedures used by national mission teams to conduct operations. She managed 3,500 Requests for Information, analyzed 222 threat characterizations and produced four intelligence summaries and personally discovered new malware strains and identified cyber threats. This was shared with the host nation, who were able to defend 1,000 nodes through the ministries. Miller steered the forward mission by revamping the Request for Information process, cutting down the response time from three to seven days to 24 hours. She also earned her Community College of the Air Force degree in intelligence studies and technology.

Airman 1st Class Emily R. Lloyd
Rank/Name: Airman 1st Class Emily R. Lloyd
Unit: U.S. Air Force Band of the West
Duty Title: Regional Band, Flute
Time in Service: 5 months
Hometown: Augusta, Georgia
As one of the squadron’s newest members, Airman 1st Class Emily R. Lloyd leveraged her doctoral degree to meticulously research the fiscal year 2022 operational $538,000 budget and rectified 25 deficiencies, posturing eight teams for 316 Secretary of the Air Force missions. As the featured speaker for the squadron’s Air Education and Training Command immersion, Lloyd shared her story with the AETC Command Chief, showcasing career field capabilities, as well as voicing the challenges today’s Airmen are facing as direct-to-duty Airmen. This immediately triggered action from senior leaders and yielded a solution for all career field accessions, sparking a complete overhaul of the squadron’s in-processing and sponsorship program.

Airman 1st Class Ciana J. Morgan
Rank/Name: Airman 1st Class Ciana J. Morgan
Unit: 616th Operations Center
Duty Title: Virtual Clients Technician
Time in Service: 12 months
Hometown: Boonesboro, Maryland
Airman 1st Class Ciana J. Morgan led three virtual client technicians in resolving multiple network vulnerabilities impacting 1,600 workstations. Her teams’ resolution enabled the continued planning of 124 cyber missions. Additionally, she was pivotal in solving her group’s network issue within eight hours versus the standard 24 hours. Furthermore, she stepped in during a mission surge (outside of her career field), installing 325 devices supporting Air Force Cyber’s deputy commander, which was crucial to the execution of information warfare coordination. Morgan played a key role in her units’ morale, raising $13,000, facilitating five booster club events, and supporting 90 members and their families.