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NEWS | Aug. 18, 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.

Tech. Sgt. Jameson Whitfield
RANK/NAME: Tech. Sgt. Jameson Whitfield
UNIT: 802nd Force Support Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Professional Military Education Instructor Supervisor
TIME IN SERVICE: 13 years, 7 months
HOMETOWN: Morehead City, North Carolina
Tech. Sgt. Jameson Whitfield partnered with 320th Training Squadron MTIs to execute three mentorship sessions for 60 BMT trainees on their career progression. She also revived the squadron’s “You Make a Difference” award, managing the selection process for the Air Force’s largest force development flight, consisting of 74 civilians and military personnel. Whitfield collaborated with the Air Force Wounded Warrior program for the set-up of their $1 million CARE event for injured and ill service members and veterans. She also prepared six workshops for 150 wounded warriors in preparation for recovery and the upcoming Wounded Warrior Games.

Staff Sgt. Jacob Baird
RANK/NAME: Staff Sgt. Jacob Baird
UNIT: 91st Cyberspace Operations Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Cyber Warfare Trainer
HOMETOWN: Runnells, Iowa
Staff Sgt. Jacob Baird operates at a level far above his peers. In July, he completed a month of crew, after volunteering to alleviate a critical gap in manning. At the last minute, he also led the 91st Cyberspace Operations Squadron change of command ceremony, where he coordinated the catering, technical support and protocol requirements. He evaluated/assessed 10 people in his evaluator role while also being the alternate safety program manager where they received only one minor discrepancy previously identified at their inspection. He is now the lead for five sub-committees for an upcoming squadron morale event.

Staff Sgt. Sabrynna McGuire
RANK/NAME: Staff Sgt. Sabrynna McGuire
UNIT: 390th Cyberspace Operations Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Targeting Analyst
TIME IN SERVICE: 6 years, 6 months
HOMETOWN: Porterville, California
Staff Sgt. Sabrynna McGuire recently volunteered as the project officer for our senior enlisted leader’s retirement ceremony, upholding Air Force heritage while honoring 24 years of service. She saved our squadron’s summer bash by identifying planning gaps and then ensuring successful execution in three days for 271 personnel. She consistently addresses dress and appearance infractions professionally and courteously. McGuire is taking the final three classes for her bachelor’s degree and was selected by squadron leadership to move to a new flight because of her ability to improve unit cohesion while enforcing standards.

Staff Sgt. Brandon Nevarez
RANK/NAME: Staff Sgt. Brandon Nevarez
UNIT: 502nd Operations Support Squadron
Duty title: Airfield Management Shift Lead
Time in service: 3 years, 2 months
Hometown: New Mexico
In addition to all the great things he does locally, Staff Sgt. Brandon Nevarez recently helped out Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger. The airfield management team was having difficulties getting two members access to a program that monitors missions to/from the region, critical to the management of Agadez’s airfield. Known for his expertise in the program and account setup, Nevarez was contacted by the team and within one week, he ensured the entire team had access after working through two different base security managers. His efforts have positively impacted ops on the other side of the world.

Senior Airman Cory D. Hurlburt
RANK/NAME: Senior Airman Cory D. Hurlburt
UNIT: Special Warfare Training Support Squadron
Duty title: Computer Programmer Journeyman
Time in service: 3 years, 2 months
Hometown: Yuba City, California
Senior Airman Cory D. Hurlbut is a subtle professional that exceptionally balances Air Force and technical duties, embodying an Airman leader amongst his flight peers in the Instructional Technology Unit of the Special Warfare Training Support Squadron. Hurlbut is the lead for the Special Warfare Training Group Government Purchase Card program and has single-handedly and expeditiously acquisitioned 154 purchase requests, totaling $364,956, in support of mission operations and student management requirements. He led and mentored non-commissioned officers and Airmen throughout the development of a scalable flight inventory management website, which is currently tracking $24,000 worth of squadron training development equipment.

Airman 1st Class Taylor Ostrowski
RANK/NAME: Airman 1st Class Taylor Ostrowski
Unit: 57th Intelligence Squadron
Duty Title: Signals Intelligence Analyst
Time In Service: 2 years
Hometown: Henderson, Nevada
Airman 1st Class Taylor Ostrowski guided the squadron’s mission by completing six signal reviews, accounting for 40% of the flight’s production. Her efforts resulted in four reports on adversary weapon systems that directed mission planning across five combatant commands and avoided fratricide risk for 5,100 aircraft. She created a JBSA-Lackland dormitory group on social media, where 93 airmen have coordinated three events across the San Antonio area, raising $1,520 for their respective booster clubs. She also organized a team of 22 personnel to volunteer at the food bank to sort 1,000 pounds of donations and distributed meals to 111 families.