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NEWS | June 22, 2022

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.

Staff Sgt. Vincent Nattle
RANK/NAME: Staff Sgt. Vincent Nattle

UNIT: 502nd Operations Support Squadron
DUTY TITLE: NCOIC, Airfield Management Operations
TIME IN SERVICE: 8 years, 4 months
HOMETOWN: Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Staff Sgt. Vincent Nattle provided unparalleled support to the President of the United States and First Lady during their visit to Uvalde through JBSA-Kelly Field Aneex. Coordinating with the Marine Helicopter Squadron One liaison, Nattle co-developed the aircraft and helicopter parking plan for the transition of the presidential team from Air Force One to Marine One. Nattle also personally submitted flight plans for Marine One and support aircraft and he scheduled Secret Service Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Tactical Response Teams on the runway to complete time-sensitive sweeps.

Staff Sgt. Kahlai Smith
RANK/NAME: Staff Sgt. Kahlai Smith

​UNIT: 59th Medical Logistics Readiness Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Contracting Officer Representative
TIME IN SERVICE: 5 years, 1 month
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
Staff Sgt. Kahlai Smith is an outstanding medical logistician.  She completed more than 30 hours of contracting officer representative training, finalized her 7-Level Career Development Course and graduated Airman Leadership School, culminating with her promotion to staff sergeant. Smith has made a huge impact on contract services by bringing professionalism and positivity to the department and is known for her attention to detail and meticulous record keeping.  She manages 10 contracts valued at more than $5.8 million and recently teamed with the Resource Management Office to de-obligate over $319,000 boosting the wing’s Fiscal Year 22 budget.

Senior Airman Joshua Lee
RANK/NAME: Senior Airman Joshua Lee

UNIT: 690th Cyberspace Control Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Automated Remediation Asset Discovery Administrator
HOMETOWN: Ewa Beach, Hawai’i
Senior Airman Joshua Lee tasks for a $104 million enterprise security system. His expertise resulted in 708,000 cyber threats being purged by deploying a fix within 30 minutes, saving 635,000 workstations from compromise by foreign state actors. Lee set guidance for 130 units, leveraging his process improvement certificate to implement a service- wide patching solution cutting update times in half, which saved 3,000 hours annually.  He was handpicked as a unit physical training lead with a 99% pass rate. He was also voted treasurer, reestablishing an expired tax ID & $2,000 budget. He also served 200 meals to families in need.

Airman 1st Class Natasha Champion
RANK/Name: Airman 1st Class Natasha Champion

UNIT: 57th Intelligence Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Signals Intelligence Analyst
HOMETOWN: Tucson, Arizona
Airman 1st Class Natasha Champion dominated a 120-hour radar fundamental theory course, resulting in her being hand-selected to represent the 363rd Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing in an upcoming joint task force exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Additionally, she led as treasurer of her unit’s morale club, organizing and coordinating her squadron’s annual summer event, raising more than $1,200 in funds. Lastly, she volunteered at a local animal sanctuary and rescue shelter by cleaning the facilities for 372 animals, ultimately saving the shelter $320 in garbage collection.

Airman 1st Class Curtis Madigan
RANK/NAME: Airman 1st Class Curtis Madigan
UNIT: 33rd Network Warfare Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Sensor Technician
HOMETOWN: Allen, Texas
Airman 1st Class Curtis Madigan embodies team culture while leading his peers. Madigan provides maintenance and support defending the Air Force Information Network from the pacing threat. He configured two information operation platforms destined for Pacific Air Forces, providing cyber warfare operators with intrusion detection, prevention and full packet capture capabilities, securing the network for 46,000 personnel. During Savage Cerberus 2022, as a cyberwarfare operator, he employed defensive cyber tactics against a maneuverable Red Team, garnering outstanding performer from the 688th Cyberspace Wing Vice Commander.

Airman Caleb Cantu
 Airman Caleb Cantu
UNIT: 502nd Security Forces Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Information Technology Assistant
TIME IN SERVICE: 2 years, 1 month
HOMETOWN: San Antonio, Texas
Airman Caleb Cantu is vital to the unit’s logistics team. Cantu contributed more than 26 hours for Police Week, the 502nd ABW “Beast Day” sports event and was part of the 502nd Security Forces Group formation during the 502nd ABW’s change of command.  He provided hardened security during Cole High School soccer and basketball tournaments with zero incidents. Cantu led internet re-connectivity for more than 60 members.  He also inventoried $336K in computer and technology assets.  His inspection unearthed 46 discrepancies, allowing the first true accountability in unit history, saving the Air Force 700 man-hours valued at $24,500.