Stationed at: Ramstein Air Base, Germany
Tech Sgt. Willie Thompson (right), 17th Air Force, joins 617th Air and Space Operations Center Commander Col. Andy Redmond in displaying his certificate after receiving the Bronze Star Oct. 20th 2009. Colonel Redmond decorated Sergeant Thompson for exceptional performance and dedication to duty while serving in Iraq from August of 2008 to February of 2009. During this tour, Sergeant Thompson served as the NCO in charge of operations for a task force involved in high-priority combat missions. In the medal citation, Army Maj. Gen. Joseph Votel lauded the NCO's leadership and organizational skills as playing a "critical role" in mission accomplishment.