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: Master Sgt. Clark T. Miller
UNIT: 833rd Cyber Operations Squadron
DUTY TITLE: NCOIC, Mission Element
Master Sgt. Clark T. Miller was the additional duty first sergeant for 70 consecutive days where he had an incredibly positive impact on both the 833rd COS and 836rd COS, totaling 250 personnel. He responded to a family emergency, safeguarding four members. Miller led the leadership team to welcome two new Raven births, provided a first sergeant perspective on two security-related matters, and partnered with base Security Forces leaders to provide measures for protection for on-base residents.
RANK/NAME: Staff Sgt. Jose Garcia
UNIT: 959th Inpatient Operations Squadron
DUTY TITLE: NCOIC, Medical Surgical Inpatient
Staff Sgt. Jose Garcia directed an enlisted professional development where he organized three medical in-services, and briefed 17 airmen on career vectors, while also completing three college credits, earning a National Honor Society award and a CCAF degree. As the squadron Unit Fitness Program Manager, Garcia enabled BAC for 1,200 group Airmen, fueled 22 joint members in a fitness event, tracked and upheld regulations for 440 personnel, held two PT sessions for eight attendees, and was key to the squadron’s 99% pass rate.
RANK/NAME: Staff Sgt. Hunter B. Orr
UNIT: Air Force Life Cycle Management, Det. 6
DUTY TITLE: NCOIC, Cyber Depot
Staff Sgt. Hunter B. Orr led the Cyber Group PT program as the primary Unit Fitness Program Manager. He communicated and coordinated with eight PT Leaders to plan four diverse PT sessions for 63 Airmen to maximum Air Force fitness standards. His efforts contributed to a 100% passing rate on the PFT for September 2023, with two of three members obtaining an “excellent” score. Hunter and his spouse devoted five hours managing the Valley High Little Library booth at the Lackland Exchange Summer Bash party. They distributed 270 free books to promote literacy in motivating tomorrow’s Airmen. This led to enhancing morale and QoL for 270 attendees within the local community.
RANK/NAME: Staff Sgt. Salvador A. Solis
UNIT: 502d Air Base Wing, Equal Opportunity
DUTY TITLE: Equal Opportunity Specialist
Staff Sgt. Salvador A. Solis expertly coached 20 senior leaders in resolving 33 claims of discrimination, saving the Air Force liability & $10 million in litigation. His meticulous attention to detail led to the team's "highly effective" rating during IG's bylaw inspection. In response to toxic climate concerns, Solis instinctively employed sensing tactics and advised two senior officers on collective trends impacting 112 workers. His efforts halted a 96% turnover rate, safeguarding the wing’s $7.6 billion mission.
RANK/NAME: Senior Airman Ambrya Elizee
UNIT: 59th Medical Logistics and Readiness Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Unit Deployment Manager
Senior Airman Ambrya Elizee authored two AFFORGEN and readiness operations briefs for the wing professional development and a wing commander immersion, educating 45 wing and group leaders. She coached peers on the briefs, leading to career-growing brief opportunities for three Airmen. Elizee directed deployment training for five members to two AORs. She worked with CATM and Civil Engineers, securing short-notice firing slots, CBRN certifications and weapons transport. Her work led to two successful movements in less than seven days.
RANK/NAME: Senior Airman Erin N. Orille
UNIT: 59th Dental Support Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Dental Laboratory Technician
Senior Airman Erin N. Orille propelled the squadron's annual safety training, leading four briefers, and educating 37 personnel, who secured two medical treatment facilities worth $58 million. She ensured 100% emergency preparedness supporting the group's $2.3 million in ready reliable care. As vice president of the morale committee, Orille organized an inter-squadron "Pie in the Face" fundraiser, steering a five-person team and syncing with leadership. Her efforts drove a $2,200 profit, fortifying esprit de corps for 47 personnel.
RANK/NAME: Senior Airman Matheus K. Osato Redis Pires
UNIT: 959th Surgical Operations Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Medical Technician, Post Anesthesia Care Unit
Senior Airman Matheus K. Osato Redis Pires completed 40 hours of trauma rotation at the largest Department of Defense Anesthesia unit, obtained his Advanced Life Support and Telemetry certificates, and aced three college courses, increasing mission and readiness capabilities by 25%. He won a fitness competition sponsored by the First Four Council, prepped five airmen for their fitness exam as a physical training leader, and enhanced members' fit-to-fight, which allowed for squadron monthly passing rate of 100%.
RANK/NAME: Airman 1st Class Paulo E. Veliz
UNIT: 502nd Operations Support Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Airfield Management Shift Lead
Airman 1st Class Paulo E. Veliz was selected to aid JBSA Airmen with immigration issues. Identifying a lack of subject matter experts in the area, he created an in-depth presentation and led a five-member team to assist service members suffering similar hardships. Veliz liaised with Homeland Security to gain permits for the Egyptian Air Force whilst leading his shift during Torch Athena. His efforts enabled the arrival of the Second Air Force commander, the Chief Master Sgt. Of the Air Force, 500 guests, and the reallocation of F-16 parts.
RANK/NAME: GS-07 Keith D. Hunt
UNIT: 59th Radiology Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Medical Support Supervisor
Keith D. Hunt directs operations for the DOD's sole radiology scheduling cell, and despite a 30% manning cut, his team of seven fielded 8,000 calls to facilitate imaging appointments for three MTFs, supporting mission-ready Airmen and $3.1 million in provided medical care. Hunt initiated a welfare check after an employee did not report to duty. First responders found her unconscious at home and executed lifesaving care. Hunt's actions were lauded by EMTs and an ICU nurse for saving this member's life.