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NEWS | Jan. 24, 2013

JBSA-Randolph captain earns Air Force-level honors

By Alex Salinas Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Public Affairs

Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph's Capt. Antwan Floyd, 902nd Security Forces Squadron operations officer, was named the 2012 Outstanding Security Forces Company Grade Officer award winner for the Air Force for the time period of Oct. 1, 2011, to Sept. 3, 2012 - essentially becoming the top security forces CGO Air Force-wide.

To win at the Air Force tier, he had to earn the award at the wing level and then be selected from CGO winners representing all major commands. At the Air Education and Training Command level, Floyd was selected as the best security forces CGO and as the 2012 Lance P. Sijan award winner, which recognizes Airman who have demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities.

"Not only have my commanders set out clear visions, but they have also taken the time to mentor CGOs, and as a CGO, I have to do the same down the line," Floyd said. "The balance between having a clear vision and mentoring to lead your people in the right direction is the best leadership.

"When you marry the two - clear vision and mentorship - and people buy into it, the things you can get done are amazing."

Some of those amazing things include being selected as the 2011 JBSA CGO of the Year; overseeing the 2011 National Night Out, which was recognized as first place by the San Antonio Police Department; and leading 175 security forces members in protecting more than 300,000 people and 125 aircraft at the 2011 JBSA-Randolph air show.

Floyd also protected 19,000 community members by directing military working dog forces to multiple Universal City, Texas, bomb threats; commanded the first JBSA-Randolph advanced tactical training session; coordinated the first Texas police academy at JBSA-Randolph; and led an investigation team that solved 80 cases, recovered $102,000 in property, discovered $175,000 in government purchase card fraud and seized 5 grams in drugs.

Floyd has been in his position at JBSA-Randolph for nearly two years and oversees day-to-day activities in police services and the training, investigations and military working dog sections comprising 115 members, or about 75 percent of all security forces at JBSA-Randolph.

"Everything I've been able to do is because I have fantastic people as section leads who constantly push the envelope," Floyd said. "We are always getting better."

Aside from conducting post checks and visits, which includes examining uniform details and checking on how his troops are doing on and off duty, Floyd has devised a new training and shift schedule involving eight-hour shifts instead of 12-hour shifts. He has also energized a dormant security forces augmentee program that increased their manpower and capability by 240 percent.

"Captain Floyd focuses his sight by getting out with his airmen on a regular basis," Maj. Gregory Bodenstein, 902nd SFS commander, said. "He knows their story, understands their capabilities and is aware of their limitations."

"It's impossible to overachieve in the security forces world," Bodenstein added. "Because of the lethality of the adversary, one can never do enough to prepare himself or his airmen to face the enemy."

Floyd labeled the training component as one of the most important parts of his job, but also as something that is hard to fully realize.

"Training is the biggest challenge because you never feel like you're done; you feel like there is always more to learn, more to get right," he said.

Considering the tough learning curve in law enforcement, one should never be satisfied with what they learn, Floyd said.

"I want to make sure that every person here can handle anything they face, either at home or deployed, be it an active shooter situation or being in a hostile environment," he said.