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NEWS | Nov. 16, 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.

Tech. Sgt. Ivan A. Guerrero
RANK/NAME: Tech. Sgt. Ivan A. Guerrero
UNIT: 668th Alternations and Installation Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Team Chief, Cable Operations and Installation
Tech. Sgt. Ivan A. Guerrero took action to aid two Airmen struggling with mental health challenges. He partnered with the first sergeant to secure inpatient care, medical evaluations and 28 days of critical rehabilitation upholding the unit’s commitment to personnel welfare. Guerrero filled the first sergeant position for seven days, overseeing 162 members. As the first sergeant, he escorted an Airman off base to receive an evaluation on their physical health due to a deteriorated mental state and ensured all appointments were met.


RANK/NAME: Staff Sgt. Alexus C. Alafa
UNIT: 59th Dental Training Squadron
DUTY TITLE: NCOIC, B-200 Element
Staff Sgt. Alexus C. Alafa led four events, where she coordinated off-site morale lunch for 13 Airman, facilitated two farewells recognizing contributions to the unit and planned a baby shower for 22 attendees that provided needed supplies for a recent newborn. Alafa stepped up and led flight operations during the flight chief’s three-day absence, where she guided four elements of 44 staff, delivering care for 124 patients, and coordinating the group’s strategic plan venue. She provided media and food support for 21 staff.    


RANK/NAME: Staff Sgt. Louanna S. McKenzie
UNIT: 802nd Force Support Squadron OL-A
DUTY TITLE: Assignments Supervisor
Staff Sgt. Louanne S. Mackenzie’s swift response to a hit-and-run incident showcased her exceptional tactical combat casualty care skills. She administered critical first aid, established a secure perimeter, and maintained a safe environment until medical personnel arrived, successfully saving a life. McKenzie volunteered 15 hours at the Air Education and Training Command’s Torch Athena event, aiming to educate and empower female Airmen and students. She solicited the participation of 20 individuals across the command, resulting in the recruitment of 280 females, fostering a stronger and more inclusive Air Force community.


Staff Sgt. Rose K. Mackenzie
RANK/NAME: Staff Sgt. Rose K. Mackenzie
UNIT: 502nd Air Base Wing, Air Force Band of the West
DUTY TITLE: NCOIC, Music Performance Team
Answering the 502nd Air Base Wing Commander’s call to action, Staff Sgt. Rose K. McKenzie steered the squadron’s “Tactical Pause” day and allied with a national resiliency coach to combat battle-rhythm fatigue, which reinforced warrior ethos across five supervisor chains and 46 Airmen. Addressing a surge in squadron work/life imbalances, McKenzie and her six-member team built the first career field's "Innovation Cell” to tackle adverse trends. Analyzing data from eight squadrons, they reshaped duty distributions in five sections, returning 96 hours to Airmen.


Senior Airman Yanessy A. Goday
RANK/NAME: Senior Airman Yanessy A. Goday
UNIT: 57th Intelligence Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Research Analyst
Senior Airman Yanessy A. Goday devoted more than 520 hours to analyzing two complex radar threat systems. Her efforts equipped the Department of Defense and joint mission planning cells with precise technical data to conduct daily sorties and prevent fratricide among 2,400 U.S. aircraft. She supported the Wounded Warrior Project 5K alongside 1,500 local participants. Goday organized an online fundraiser contributing to $101,600 raised, ensuring veterans have access to no-cost mental health services and rehabilitative care.

Senior Airman Danaira M. Mojica
RANK/NAME: Senior Airman Danaira M. Mojica
UNIT: 59th Surgical Services
DUTY TITLE: Medical Administration Technician
Senior Airman Danaira M. Mojica directed same-day surgical admissions, supporting 11 services, and providing care for over 400 patients. Her efforts contributed to an 89% Satisfactory Joint Outpatient Experience Survey and squadron team of the quarter recognition. Mojica took the lead in supporting the mission of Seton Home, providing poverty-stricken women and children with more than $500 in hygienic and basic life essentials. Her efforts as an Air Force ambassador transformed 48 families' lives.

Senior Airman Richardo Soler
RANK/NAME: Senior Airman Richardo Soler
UNIT: 959th Medical Operations Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Respiratory Care Practitioner
Senior Airman Richardo Soler tutored four fellow Airmen to take the registered respiratory therapy exam. His outreach was local at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston and via Zoom to Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, spending 10 hours with the group to prepare them for the exam. Soler executed the only multiple-patient extracorporeal membrane oxygenation mission in the Department of Defense. After validating for Critical Care Air Transport, his team safely transported patients from El Paso to Brooke Army Medical Center.

Airman 1st Class Albert J. Corona
RANK/NAME: Airman 1st Class Albert J. Corona
UNIT: 59th Radiology Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Diagnostic Imaging Technologist
Airman 1st Class Albert J. Corona oversaw the Reid Clinic radiology operations, supervising four technicians and directing the execution of 711 exams, surpassing $88,000 in provided care. His same-day imaging services averted 4,300 out-of-training hours in support of the 300,000-person BMT pipeline. Corona conquered the Radiology National Certification Board in 11 months from tech school, beating the norm of three years. He was awarded a SEI, enhancing his readiness versatility, a feat only achieved by 35% of the radiology AFSC.

Airman 1st Class Bryanna R. Glover
RANK/NAME: Airman 1st Class Bryanna R. Glover
UNIT: 59th Medical Support Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Medical Technician
As President of the 59th Medical Support Squadron Booster Club, Airman 1st Class Bryanna R. Glover directed 10 personnel, five sub-committees and directed two fundraisers, ultimately raising an additional $650 for the squadron holiday party, supporting 254 members. She was hand-selected as the group point of contact for the 59th Medical Wing Food Drive, where she guided three squadron leads and operated 12 donation sites, collecting 740 pounds of food and providing 5,120 meals for San Antonio families in need.

Airman 1st Class Trevor C. Porter
RANK/NAME: Airman 1st Class Trevor C. Porter
UNIT: 502nd Operation Support Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Air Traffic Control Apprentice
Airman 1st Class Trevor C. Porter selflessly aided a first-time redeployee by taking care of and repairing their vehicle before their return, and also provided late-night transportation and waited extra time with the airman while their baggage was delayed. Trevor voluntarily stepped up to be the focal point for organizing his flight's hail and farewell morale efforts. This month, he organized two events and developed, produced, and presented the flight and squadron's farewell gifts.