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NEWS | March 23, 2010

AETC recognizes three Randolph logisticians for outstanding performance, support in 2009

By Sean Bowlin 502nd Air Base Wing OL-B Public Affairs

Three Randolph Air Force Base logisticians were honored with awards last week by the Air Education and Training Command for the outstanding support they provided during 2009.

James Williams, 902nd Logistics Readiness Squadron director, won the George F. Ruestow Logistics Readiness Senior Civilian Manager of the Year Award; Alfredo Sanchez, 902nd LRS supervisor-supply management specialist, won the Air Force Materiel Management Civilian Supervisor of the Year and Stacy Bell, 902nd LRS transportation assistant, won the Air Force Civilian Technician of the Year Award.

Ms. Bell was cited for being a premier counselor in the field of shipping home and household goods. During last year, she counseled and briefed more than 800 Airmen and scheduled over 700 moves with no misconsigned or delayed shipments.

"The quality and quantity of her work is always above and beyond reproach," said Mr. Williams.

Ms. Bell partnered with the Randolph AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center, creating a newcomer's brief where customers received critical transportation claims information. She was also recognized for working with the customer service section, helping more than 4,000 walk-in customers to be put at ease and given good customer service cited as key to having a smooth move.

Finally, Ms. Bell was praised for raising $5,000 in scholarships for the National Defense Transportation Association while off duty.

"I wouldn't have been able to volunteer if I didn't have great supervisors who promote that," she explained.

Mr. Sanchez was lauded for providing "phenomenal" supply flight-mission support.

"There were zero late departures for parts," Mr. Williams said. He was also cited for sound management of AETC's largest vehicle fleet--2,876 vehicles alone valued at $48 million.

"It was the best in the command," Mr. Williams explained.

Mr. Sanchez was singled out for having an astounding 96.8 percent vehicle in-commission rate, consistently exceeding the AETC standard by 5.3 percent. He was also lauded for providing almost two-thirds of vehicles given to his unit for repair returned and repaired to their users within 24 hours, which was 11.2 percent above AETC standards. Finally, his excellent money management skills helped him to run a $375,000 repair parts account that was brought in on-time and within budgetary guidelines.

Mr. Sanchez said his award was an honor which reflected well on the people who work under him.

"I also attribute this award to the previous managers who worked with me and passed down their knowledge to me," he said.

Mr. Williams, who indirectly oversees Mr. Sanchez and Ms. Bell, was called "compliance-focused" by his superiors his award nomination by earning a Team Performance Award and six "excellent" ratings during an AETC inspector general's operational readiness inspection. Additionally, he was cited for saving $130,000 by mentoring and training 58 logisticians through using mobile training teams. He was also praised for his overall accomplishments - leading 180 logisticians in delivering full-spectrum support to four headquarters and more than 30 Defense Department-associated units.

Mr. Williams, who said he was humbled to receive the award, gave credit to those who work for him.

"It's a tribute to the squadron's outstanding performance," he concluded.