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: Staff Sgt. Alexandria N. Harbeck
UNIT: Joint Personal Property Shipping Office-South Central
DUTY TITLE: Defense Personal Property System Invoicing Technician
TIME IN SERVICE: 7 years
HOMETOWN: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Staff Sgt. Alexandria N. Harbeck is traditionally a supply reservist, but was brought to the section to assist with the peak season and has flourished as a multi-dimensional Airman. She quickly finished her training and became an example to the section by leading all technicians with 1,907 vendor payments being made within the Air Force’s best 1.1 government business days, totaling $11.6 million dollars. Additionally, she identified 35 carrier violations resulting in $62,720 dollars being recouped to the Department of Defense.
RANK/NAME: Staff Sgt. Donald H. Porter
UNIT: 616th Operations Center
Duty Title: NCOIC, COD Training
TIME IN SERVICE: 8 years, 3 months
HOMETOWN: Charles Town, West Virginia
Staff Sgt. Donald H. Porter’s outstanding performance is showcased by his efforts in leading multiple programs at the 616th Operations Center. He led the continuation training program, developing training for three quarters and ensuring combat mission ready compliance for 120 information warfare operators. He’s also one of two 616th OC Instructors, developing lesson plans and formalizing instruction for the defensive cyber operations team. Finally, Porter headed the PrimeXample mentorship program, leading 12 courses on financial literacy and life skills, mentoring 46 student athletes for the recent NFL draft.
RANK/NAME: Senior Airman Kaylob J. Gonzalez
UNIT: Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Det. 6
DUTY TITLE: Outbound Cargo Technician
TIME IN SERVICE: 5 years
HOMETOWN: Odessa, Texas
Senior Airman Kaylob J. Gonzalez’ leadership has been critical to the processing and packaging of 120 mission critical shipments valued at $7.5 million dollars, resulting in an impressive 98% on-time delivery rate, which exceeds the Air Force standard by two hours. This responsiveness is key to providing warfighters their needs at the speed of relevance. Gonzalez scrutinized all filing documentation for 100% accuracy, resulting in zero findings from quality assurance. He stepped up as a shipment planner lead, processing 552 communications security assets.
RANK/NAME: Senior Airman David Rogovoy
UNIT: 502nd Operational Support Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Air Traffic Controller
TIME IN SERVICE: 2 years
HOMETOWN: Bronx, New York
During this period, Senior Airman David Rogovoy developed a flight scheduling SharePoint site aligning all Texas flying units with JBSA-Kelly Airfield's operations tempo. His ingenuity advanced the combat mission training for more than 400 pilots from eight units and increased local airspace usage by 33 percent. Additionally, he spotted and relayed critical information to Security Forces in reference to a perpetrator breaching the airfield fence line. His efforts led to the Security Forces apprehending the suspect in less than 15 minutes, safeguarding more than $4 billion in assets.
RANK/NAME: Airman 1st Class Alexis B. Avalos
UNIT: 959th Inpatient Operations Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Aerospace Medical Service Technician, Inpatient Pediatrics
TIME IN SERVICE: 1 year, 5 months
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
During this time, Airman 1st Class Alexis B. Avalos earned the title of shift leader. She oversaw two technicians for 30 shifts, where she assigned daily tasks and rendered more than 1,100 hours in medical support. Additionally, as part of the unit morale committee, Avalos helped establish the sunshine fund and authored pediatrics first-ever newsletter. Avalos facilitated BAMC’s Field Training Exercise, operating a mobile treatment simulation lane which optimized training for the strategic trauma/readiness center for 75 tri-service members. She was awarded a letter of appreciation for outstanding performance.
RANK/NAME: Airman 1st Class Garrett Cinnamon
UNIT: 57th Intelligence Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Signals Intelligence Analyst
TIME IN SERVICE: 1.5 years
HOMETOWN: Newport News, Virginia
Airman 1st Class Garrett Cinnamon led his flight’s training program by instructing six airmen on analytical tactics, techniques and procedures, guiding a 20% increase in quarterly production. Additionally, he delivered direct signals analysis support to U.S. joint and allied partners by reporting on three advanced weapon systems, ultimately equipping 4,200 combat aircraft with electronic warfare system upgrades. Cinnamon also back-filled as noncommissioned officer in charge for his team for three months, reviewing 8 tasks and fulfilling 22 National Security Agency requirements, resulting in his selection for Squadron Junior-Enlisted Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Airman of the Year.