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NEWS | Jan. 17, 2024

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.

Capt. Marcus Brooks
RANK/NAME: Capt. (Chaplain) Marcus A. Brooks

UNIT: 502nd Air Base Wing
DUTY TITLE: Chaplain
Capt. (Chaplain) Marcus A. Brooks selflessly gave 52 hours leading a team of six to facilitate a high-visibility memorial service for a two-star general, where 65 family and friends were comforted with dignity and the JBSA commander recognized him as “professional and poignant.” Brooks hit the mark by providing an invocation to more than 1,000 military members and families for the Wing Holiday Tree Lighting, while also spending 47 hours counseling 35 members and executing a military wedding for 50 in attendance.

Tech. Sgt. William A. Lewis
RANK/NAME: Tech. Sgt William A. Lewis
UNIT: 323rd Training Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Military Training Instructor

Tech. Sgt William A. Lewis was the acting first sergeant at his squadron’s holiday party, where he noticed a service member from another not looking well. Lewis coordinated with helping agencies and the member’s first sergeant to ensure a warm handoff for care. During zero week’s first phone call, William received a notification from a recruit that they lost a family member. He teamed with his family and the service member's gaining first sergeant to enable him to attend the funeral service and grieve with his family.

Staff Sgt. Nicole R. Foster
RANK/NAME: Staff Sgt. Nicole R. Foster
UNIT: 59th Radiology Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Diagnostic Imaging Technologist
Staff Sgt. Nicole R. Foster led two local community outreach events for the Battered Women/Children Shelter. She drove a squadron toy/coat drive, leading 64 members in collecting and distributing 184 clothing and toy items, improving the quality of life for 136 families. As a recently selected NCOIC of the squadron’s largest section of 18 members, she quickly reacted when one of her Airmen did not show up to work. She alerted leadership and responded to the home, ensuring the member’s welfare and leading them to vital resources.

Staff Sgt. Mary B. Hudon
RANK/NAME: Staff Sgt. Mary B. Hudon
UNIT: 959th Medical Operations Squadron
DUTY TITLE: NCOIC, Hyperbarics
Staff Sgt. Mary B. Hudon volunteered for three non-profit organizations during the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. She set up 10 aid stations for 2,740 runners, directly supported four homeless runners in substance abuse recovery, and enhanced community morale. As squadron UFPM, Hudon managed fitness tests for 327 personnel. She led nine facilitators, coordinated four BCA sessions, and identified a year-long student accession shortfall of 12 members validating currency from 94% to 100%.

Staff Sgt. Marisa J. Puente
RANK/NAME: Staff Sgt. Marisa J. Puente
UNIT: 559th Aerospace Medicine Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Public Health Technician
Staff Sgt. Marisa J. Puente drove the Air Force’s sole Basic Military Training communicable disease program. She guided three Airmen and once civilian, vetted 13,500 labs and educated 589 patients, optimizing the readiness of 90,000 recruits and the resupply of 136 AFSCs to 179 DOD installations. Puente led the 559th AMDS Adopt-A-Highway clean-up effort, organizing a 10-member team and removing 93 pounds of debris spanning across two miles. Her team's efforts significantly decreased state costs, saving community taxpayers $5 million.

Staff Sgt. Evan Sankey
RANK/NAME: Staff Sgt. Evan Sankey
UNIT: U.S. Air Force Band of the West
DUTY TITLE: Regional Band, Trombone
Staff Sgt. Evan Sankey organized a JBSA-Lackland-wide blood drive, expertly liaising with the JBSA Blood Donor Center resulting in enough blood donated to save 45 lives and the U.S. government $9,800. Sankey was handpicked by the commander to conduct a one-day SAPR/Suicide Prevention unit training program, leveraging expertise and sincerity to impart knowledge and conduct discussions, bolstering the prevention and response capabilities of 55 service members.

Senior Airman Steven R. Jones
RANK/NAME: Senior Airman Steven R. Jones
UNIT: 502nd Comptroller Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Budget Technician
Senior Airman Steven R. Jones served as treasury for the booster club, coordinating fundraiser initiatives and amassing a $10,000 budget to fund a memorable holiday party for 120 squadron members and families, fostering a robust esprit de corps in the unit. Jones also supported the retirement ceremony of an AETC financial management officer, gathering a six-person team for honor guard presence, organizing logistical operations and escorting distinguished visitors and family members to commemorate 20 years of military dedication.

Senior Airman Rahn Mazkin
RANK/NAME: Senior Airman Rahn Mazkin
UNIT: 502nd Operations Support Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Air Traffic Control Trainer
Senior Airman Rahn Mazkin took the lead in planning, organizing, and executing a group-wide food drive. He led 15 coordinators across four squadrons, collecting 493 pounds of food for the San Antonio Food Bank to feed 165 local people in need. Rahn trained 48 personnel on Suicide Prevention/Sexual Assault Prevention and Response as a certified violence prevention trainer, leading to his unit’s outstanding 92% completion rate and beating the Headquarters Air Force suspense by 75 days.

Senior Airman Tahlib S. Webb
RANK/NAME: Senior Airman Tahlib S. Webb
UNIT: 502nd Security Forces Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Installation Patrolman
Senior Airman Tahlib S. Webb created and hosted an inspirational podcast with 3,000 subscribers. He is positively dedicated to those facing mental distress, and depression and personally intervened in three suicide ideations ensuring their well-being and willingness to seek help. As a published Author, Webb launched his second book and distributed 30 copies to juveniles at a detention center in Southeast Alabama, inspiring young adolescents from his hometown with a powerful source of hope for their future.

Airman 1st Class Chloe E. Jordan
RANK/NAME: Airman 1st Class Chloe E. Jordan
UNIT: 802nd Security Forces Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Installation Entry Controller
Airman 1st Class Chloe E. Jordan volunteered as a designated driver for the 802nd SFS holiday party. Her actions safeguarded 250 members and ensured zero ARIs during the festivities which enforced the NHTSA's "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" initiative. Concerned for other’s morale during the holiday season, Chloe teamed with a peer to lead Delta Flight's Secret Santa.  She hosted a successful two-hour event for 25 shift workers, budgeted $125 for snacks and oversaw a $625 gift exchange.

Airman 1st Class Dottie La
RANK/NAME: Airman 1st Class Dottie La
UNIT: 33rd Cyberspace Operations Squadron
DUTY TITLE: Comm Focal Point Technician
Airman 1st Class Dottie La led a team of three Airmen to spearhead the unit’s "Toys for Tots" program, amassing 106 toys. By partnering with the Children's Shelter of San Antonio, they provided much-needed joy and support to the local children in need. La facilitated the holiday party for the 343rd Training Squadron, organizing childcare for 50 children and coordinating designated driver services for 250 personnel, prioritizing safety and fostering a responsible environment.