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NEWS | April 13, 2023

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.

RANK/NAME: Tech. Sgt. Kyrie McGlynn
UNIT: 59th Surgical Group
Tech. Sgt. Kyrie McGlynn organized the first squadron Commanders Call in eight months. She keyed in on the health and morale of the unit, coordinating with mental health for a briefing on stress management and resiliency, resulting in useful techniques for 154 Airmen. She also directed an orthotics recruiting initiative, leading a three-member team at the Air Force's three-day Physical and Occupational Therapy Management course, expanding mission readiness for 130 active duty and civilians dispersed across 28 installations.

RANK/NAME: Tech. Sgt. Anthony Quichocho
UNIT: Robert D. Gaylor NCO Academy
DUTY TITLE: Professional Military Education Instructor
Tech. Sgt. Anthony Quichocho volunteered to provide nine days of coverage for the unit's first sergeant. While fulfilling his role as the first sergeant, he responded and resolved three issues, affecting two members. Quichocho also fostered a positive experience and bolstered the Air Force's image by recounting his story at a local career day event titled "Career on Wheels." His efforts reached eight agencies and 150 students/potential future Airmen.    

Petty Officer 2nd Class Brianna Flores
RANK/NAME: Petty Officer 2nd Class Brianna Flores

UNIT: 341st Training Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Team 11 Lead Instructor
Petty Officer 2nd Class Brianna Flores is the MWR President for the Naval Technical Training Center at JBSA-Lackland. She dedicated eight hours leading memorials for three fallen Military Working Dogs masters-at-arms handlers, allowing 156 military members to express gratitude and honor their sacrifice. Flores is also the diversity and cultural committee squadron lead. She coordinated a chili cook-off and structured volunteer opportunities, including the Junior and Senior Enlisted Association's involvement in a 400-student burger burn.

RANK/NAME: Staff Sgt. Eboni Wallace
UNIT: Air Force Services Center
DUTY TITLE: Program Lead, Standards & Evaluations
Staff Sgt. Eboni Wallace oversaw the AFSVC CE program, where she managed 18 SMEs and drafted 113 reports that provided actionable fact-based feedback to 15 units and RBSs to eight major command inspectors general to detect areas of potential noncompliance. She also supported the 802nd Exceptional Family Military Program by collaborating with the Chris Krossing Foundation for their 8th annual Gold Star Family event, which provided equine therapy for 19 surviving families of fallen military.

Senior Airman Laila Graham
RANK/NAME: Senior Airman Laila Graham
UNIT: 502nd Air Base Wing
DUTY TITLE: Religious Affairs Airman
As project officer for the Security Forces spiritual fitness event, Senior Airman Laila Graham she led a four-member team, coordinated with sic agencies and oversaw 50 hours of planning. Her actions increased the morale of 200 defenders and her team being coined by the Security Forces commander. After completing Resilience Training Assistant training, she partnered with an Army chaplain to improve lesson plans on mindset. She then piloted an icebreaker and briefing for a squadron all-call, providing 61 joint members with vital skills to overcome hardships. 

RANK/NAME: Senior Airman Anya Leech
UNIT: 59th Dental Training Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Dental Assistant
Senior Airman Anya Leech organized an Air Force Specialty Code panel question-and-answer session on behalf of the squadron morale committee for 19 Airmen, advising on six different career fields' daily operations and training, providing insight into retraining and Air Force capabilities. As an ambassador for patient safety, Anya averted a potential wrong-site surgery by using two patient identifiers and National Patient Safety Goal standards. Her commitment to zero harm earned her the 59th Medical Group’s "Golden Tooth" award.

RANK/NAME: Airman 1st Class Mathieu Hewett
UNIT: 690th Intelligence Support Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Systems Administrator
Airman 1st Class Mathieu Hewett rallied two members in support of the National Capital Region's senior master sergeant release party to stage a 250-guest venue for the 11th Wing command team keynotes, recognizing the career milestone of 53 selects across three major commands. Elected as the booster club president, Hewett led his first fundraiser and coordinated venue support for a Department of Veterans Affairs briefing with the base chapel, educating 18 Airmen on available benefits post-service.

Airman 1st Class Niyah Littlepage
RANK/NAME: Airman 1st Class Niyah Littlepage
UNIT: 502nd Comptroller Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Financial Operations Technician
Airman 1st Class Niyah Littlepage is a dormitory council president, she liaised with four ADLs, expedited 102 work orders, volunteered 62 hours, organized three morale events, and as a result, improved the quality of life for more than 541 dorm residents. Littlepage briefed children from ages 8-18 involved in Civil Air Patrol on how to enter the Air Force, life in basic military training, and military service generating 35 potential Air Force accessions, for which she was coined by the director of staff. 

Airman 1st Class Nakiah Scott
RANK/NAME: Airman 1st Class Nakiah Scott

UNIT: 959th Medical Group
DUTY TITLE: Content Sterile Supply Technician
Airman 1st Class Nakiah Scott was the only Air Force representative for the Army's Equal Opportunity office, where she was the spokesman for the speak-up movement that will allow 9,000 staff, patients, and military members to report any misconduct within the hospital. Scott prioritized the Army's EO/SHARP program in order to create and foster an environment full of dignity and respect by painting 20 blue jeans to spread awareness of the importance of consent throughout the facility. 

Airman Paulo Veliz
RANK/NAME: Airman Paulo Veliz
UNIT: 502nd Operations Support Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Airfield Management Shift Lead
Airman Paulo Veliz was hand-selected to represent the rank of Airman for the JBSA 2023 Chief Master Sergeant Recognition Ceremony. His valued representation will signify the growth of an Airman from Airman Basic to Chief Master Sergeant. Recently awarded his 155 SEI as shift lead, Paulo conducted 30 airfield checks, evaluating an area of 41 million square feet.  He identified and coordinated corrections of five discrepancies, ensuring safety for JBSA-Kelly Field Annex's 2,600 monthly flight operations.