Williams, Brentwood, Russell quarterly awardees

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  • By Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith
  • I.G. Brown Training and Education Center

Three Airmen were recently announced as the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center's outstanding senior noncommissioned officer, noncommissioned officer and civilian for the fourth quarter, 2017.


Col. Kerry Lovely, commander, named the awardees in emails this week.


“Technical Sergeant Williams and Master Sergeant Brentwood, thanks for your many contributions to our organization,” said Lovely. “Thank you for your contributions to TEC, FEMA and the community, Mr. Russell.”


NCO of the Quarter: Tech. Sgt. DeAndrew L. Williams is a professional military education instructor assigned to the Chief Master Sergeant Paul H. Lankford EPME Center.


Supervisors said that Williams logged 168 hours in the classroom, which ensured mission ready staff sergeants. He streamlined the EPME Test and Analysis Report outside class, which identified and recommended cuts to low-risk tasks - this resulted in a 15 percent time savings and increased staff development. Moreover, Williams was the primary training instructor, where he evaluated 72 hours of instructional feedback and enhanced faculty effectiveness by 25 percent. Williams maintained his CPR/First Responder certifications by accomplishing those courses with an impressive 92 percent average; thereby, serving TEC’s medical response posture. Williams served as the Enlisted Council Vice President, which is responsible for enhancing TEC’s staff development and teamwork.


Senior NCO of the Quarter: Master Sgt. Aaron D. Brentwood is a senior PME instructor assigned to Lankford EPME Center.


Supervisors said that Brentwood managed the NCO Academy In-service Training Program by facilitating 285 training hours for 39 staff Airmen - the Air Force's largest EPME center. He also developed professional development records that afforded staff new and innovative professional development.  Brentwood took the time to mentor a Mississippi Guardsman on professional opportunities and earn their enrollment into graduate school. Brentwood completed 45 hours of Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II to gain insight into national strategy and military capabilities, as well as joint service agencies. He also assisted with students’ 135 volunteer hours in community outreach with five organizations.


Civilian Category III of the Quarter: Dustin C. Russell is an instructional systems specialist assigned to the Professional Continuing Education Division.


Russell deployed as surge capacity for 45 days to Houston to support FEMA and the Texas Individual Assistance Program in the wake of natural disasters - he helped clear a backlog of 815,000 cases. As part of that Surge Capacity Force Deployment, he also contributed assistance to more than 400 households and the distribution of $13 million in emergency funds. In his work at TEC, he developed a training plan for his division and conducted more than 80 hours of training in Advanced Distributive Learning management and Instructor Certification Program certification. Supervisors called Russell the “go-to-advisor for goal achievement,” to include mentoring peers to achieve full potential.  Russell volunteered 12 hours at the local elementary school garden where he landscaped and provided diversified learning for 850 students.


Quarterly awardees receive recognition at the following commander's call as well as an award plaque and other accolades.


(Supervisor award packages contributed to this report)