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NEWS | March 27, 2024

Operation Blue Suit: Honoring excellence in Air Force Recruiting

By Joe Gangemi HQ Air Force Recruiting Service

Air Force Recruiting Service recently celebrated the exceptional achievements of its top recruiters at Operation Blue Suit, held at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph.

This annual event recognizes the dedication and outstanding performance of recruiters who excel in their mission to best find, attract, recruit, and retain the Airmen and Guardians our nation needs to compete, deter, and win in today’s era of strategic competition.

“Our goal is to inspire, engage and recruit the most talented and qualified Americans, encouraging them to join our Air Force and Space Force teams and discover a meaningful way to serve,” said Brig. Gen. Christopher Amrhein, Air Force Recruiting Service commander. “We are proud to honor these women and men who persevered through one of the most challenging recruiting years in AFRS history.”

These 13 Airmen are the best of AFRS’ over 2,100 recruiters located throughout the United States as well as England, Germany, Italy, Japan, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands.

This year’s Operation Blue Suit Winners are:

  • 360th Recruiting Group, 313th Recruiting Squadron, Master Sgt. Dustin Kincaid
  • 360th RCG, 317th RCS, Master Sgt. Randell Gallery
  • 360th RCG, 319th RCS, Master Sgt. Joshua Cherry
  • 367th RCG, 351st RCS, Master Sgt. Kortney Jones
  • 367th RCG, 353rd RCS, Master Sgt. Vicki Martin
  • 369th RCG, 330th RCS, Tech. Sgt. Jacob Flanagan
  • 369th RCG, 330th RCS, Tech. Sgt. Carlos Herrera
  • 369th RCG, 342nd RCS, Master Sgt. Serafin Rosa
  • 369th RCG, 342nd RCS, Master Sgt. Aaron Shields
  • 369th RCG, 330th RCS, Master Sgt. Nicholas Davis
  • 372nd RCG, 343rd RCS, Staff Sgt. Nicholas Antonucci
  • Air National Guard, 78th Wing, Tech. Sgt. Brianna Smith
  • Air National Guard, 105th RCS, Tech. Sgt. Franklin Angel

The Operation Blue Suit program was initiated in 1979 to stimulate production in critical Air Force recruiting programs during the traditional crunch months of February through May and has been expanded over the years.

The program recognizes the best recruiters worldwide for their efforts in recruiting a diverse, high-quality volunteer force to fill career fields critical to the Air Force in accomplishing its missions. Since 1979, Operation Blue Suit has honored the top recruiters in AFRS.

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