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3E891 - Explosive Ordinance Disposal Master Badge
11-May-83
01-May-13
Command Chief Master Sergeant David Williamson

Bronze StarMeritorious Service Medal Joint Force Commendation Medal Air Force Commendation Medal Army Commendation Medal Air Force Achievement Medal Army Achievement Medal Air Force Combat ActionCombat Readiness Medal National Defense Service Medal Armed Forces Expeditionary MedalSouthwest Asia Service MedalAfghanistan Campaign Medal Iraqi Campaign MedalGlobal War of Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Global War of Terrorism Service MedalHumanitarian Service Medal Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal NATO Medal for Yugoslavia Kuwait Liberation Medal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Kwauit Liberation Medal Government of Kuwait
  • 48th Civil Engineer Squadron
  • HQ USAFE
  • SrA Below-The-Zone
  • Distinguished Graduate & Academic Award, Noncommissioned Officer Academy 1991
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician of the Year, U.S. Air Forces Europe 1994
  • Air Force Gerald J. Stryzak Award for Best Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight in the Air Force 2004
Last updated:2011-07-05 04:21:12

2S071 - Supply Management Craftsman Badge
24-Nov-93
Charleston, WV

Bronze StarMeritorious Service Medal Air Force Commendation Medal Air Force Good Conduct MedalNational Defense Service Medal Armed Forces Expeditionary MedalAfghanistan Campaign Medal Iraqi Campaign MedalGlobal War of Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Global War of Terrorism Service MedalKorean Defense Service Medal
  • 86 Supply Squadron
Last updated:2013-06-28 00:00:00

3P071 - Security Forces Craftsman Badge
21-Aug-01
Conway Springs, Kansas
Staff Sergeant Christopher Willson

Bronze StarAir Force Commendation Medal Army Commendation Medal Air Force Achievement Medal Air Force Combat ActionAir Force Good Conduct MedalNational Defense Service Medal Iraqi Campaign MedalGlobal War of Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Global War of Terrorism Service Medal
  • 48 SFS RAF Lakenheath, England
  • 39 SFS Incirlik AB, Turkey
  • 86 SFS Ramstein AB, Germany
  • Bronze Star Medal w/Valor
  • Air Force Comendation Medal w/2 Oak leaf Clusters
  • Army Comendation Medal w/1 Oak leaf Cluster
  • Air Force Achievement Medal w/Valor
  • Air Force Combat Action Medal
  • Army Combat Action Badge
  • 2006 HQ Security Forces Flight Level NCO of the Year
  • 2006 USAFE Security Forces Col Billy Jack Carter Award 2009 48 FW Vanguard Winner

SSgt Sergeant Christopher D. Willson, a career Security Forces member, was an Assistant Convoy Commander on 5 December 2005 and providing security for a 29-vehicle convoy on Main Supply Route Tampa, Iraq. While traveling south on the world's most treacherous highway and traveling under an overpass, Sergeant Willson's convoy was suddenly attacked by approximately ten anti-Iraqi forces from both sides of the roadway. Without regard for personal safety, he immediately directed the driver of his gun truck to maneuver to the left side of the convoy placing his vehicle directly between the largest concentration of fire and the target convoy vehicles. Sergeant Willson's vehicle came under a direct barrage of AK-47 fire from no less than 6 enemy forces located 50 meters east of his position. Sergeant Willson directed his 50-caliber machine gunner to immediately return fire. During the ensuing firefight, he and his crew braved the onslaught of thousands of incoming rounds. His actions held the enemy at bay for approximately 4 to 5 minutes allowing the remaining convoy vehicles to exit the kill zone. Sergeant Willson's crew was credited with six confirmed enemy kills. Subsequently at the forward rally point, Sergeant Willson assumed command and control and provided a precise location of the anti-Iraqi forces for four responding Quick Reaction Forces. He immediately radioed a critical nine-line medical evacuation report and established a secure landing site for medical airlift. He spearheaded the ground support for the evacuation of two gunshot victims ensuring their quick transport to a medical facility. Finally, he placed a request for the recovery of three disabled convoy vehicles and provided concise directions ensuring their recovery. Sergeant Willson's superior performance is even more noteworthy when viewed alongside several key factors. This was his first enemy attack after nearly 100 previous convoys. He had never actually been in an ambush scenario prior to this event yet he immediately recognized the situation and acted instantly. Second, this was the first time Sergeant Willson was in charge of a 50-caliber gun truck and he performed like a seasoned veteran directing textbook tactics. Finally, his machine gunner had never operated nor even handled a 50-cal machinegun prior to this deployment and had only 15 months on active duty in the Air Force. Despite her lack of experience, she performed flawlessly adhering to Sergeant Willson's directions. Despite facing an overwhelming barrage of enemy fire, Sergeant Willson rose to the occasion and employed his training superbly. His heroic actions and application of sound and decisive tactics resulted in the protection of all 39 convoy members without a single loss of life, the safe onward movement of the convoy, recovery of all coalition assets and the successful interdiction of a bold enemy plot to disrupt coalition supply routes. He did what few Air Force Noncommissioned Officers have ever been called to do--successfully engage the enemy at short range and defend both resources and personnel. For his heroic actions, Sergeant Willson was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor.

Last updated:2012-12-10 00:00:00

3S271 - Education & Training Craftsman Badge
01-Jan-90

National Defense Service Medal
Last updated:2010-09-01 05:03:04

3D071 - Knowledge Operations Management Craftsman Badge
24-Sep-00

National Defense Service Medal
Last updated:2010-09-24 04:12:16

8P100 - Defense Attaché Specialist  Badge
24-Sep-00

National Defense Service Medal
Last updated:2010-09-24 04:56:13

2T171 - Vehicle Operations Craftsman Badge
28-Aug-02

Joint Force Commendation Medal Air Force Achievement Medal Air Force Combat ActionAir Force Good Conduct MedalNational Defense Service Medal Armed Forces Expeditionary MedalAfghanistan Campaign Medal Iraqi Campaign Medal
Last updated:2017-02-22 00:00:00

43151 - Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman Badge
09-Dec-85
01-Jan-06
Superior, Wisconsin

Air Force Commendation Medal Air Force Achievement Medal Good Conduct MedalNational Defense Service Medal Armed Forces Expeditionary MedalSouthwest Asia Service MedalGlobal War of Terrorism Service MedalHumanitarian Service Medal Kuwait Liberation Medal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • 3rd Air Force, 48 TFW

We were in Taif, Saudi Arabia with F-111s from Lakenheath, Upper Heyford, and Mt. Home AFB, Idaho. We were on one side of the base and the U-2 was on the other. We had a tent city and they had double wide trailers. It wasn't until 1997 that I appreciated those trailers as I was now a crew chief on the U-2. The biggest quote that came out of this time and one that I still use today, EVERY DAY ABOVE GROUND IS A GOOD DAY!

Last updated:2015-01-16 00:00:00
81172
02-Feb-76
28-Feb-99
Rice Lake, WI

Meritorious Service Medal Air Force Commendation Medal Air Force Achievement Medal Air Force Good Conduct MedalNational Defense Service Medal

I saw in the uniform area that the Men's Dark Blue Long-sleeve Uniform - 1988 was listed as worn only by men. That is not quite true and although worn mostly by men, women in Security Forces wore this shirt as part of the honor guard uniform in England in the mid to late seventies. Instead of wearing a tie we wore it with a white ascot.

Last updated:2014-01-24 00:00:00

3D172 - Cyber Transport Craftsman Badge
02-Jan-08
02-Jan-14

Air Force Achievement Medal Air Force Good Conduct MedalNational Defense Service Medal Global War of Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Global War of Terrorism Service Medal
Last updated:2011-10-19 05:58:37

64551 - Materiel Facilities Specialist Journeyman Badge
29-Mar-82
30-Nov-90
Middle Granville ,New York

Joint Force Commendation Medal Air Force Commendation Medal Army Commendation Medal Joint Force Achievement Medal Air Force Achievement Medal Army Achievement Medal Air Force Combat ActionCombat Readiness Medal Air Force Good Conduct MedalGood Conduct MedalArmed Forces Service Medal
  • Movement and control Supply
  • USAFE NCO of the Year
  • Senior Airman below the zone
Last updated:2012-08-17 19:55:15

1C431 - Tactical Air Command & Control Apprentice Badge
26-May-10

National Defense Service Medal
Last updated:2010-09-26 12:17:46

J3P071 - Security Forces Craftsman Badge
17-Mar-98
17-Mar-18
Lexington, VA

Bronze StarDefense Meritorious Service Medal Meritorious Service Medal Air Force Commendation Medal Air Force Achievement Medal Army Achievement Medal Combat Readiness Medal Air Force Good Conduct MedalNational Defense Service Medal Armed Forces Expeditionary MedalKosovo Service MedalAfghanistan Campaign Medal Iraqi Campaign MedalGlobal War of Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Global War of Terrorism Service MedalArmed Forces Service MedalNATO Medal for Kosovo
  • 568 SFS 2000-2003
  • 786 SFS 2003-2009
Last updated:2015-07-03 00:00:00

46270 - Aircraft Armament Systems Craftsman Badge
22-Nov-79
01-Jan-15
Vero Beach, FL
Master Sergeant Michael Woods

Meritorious Service Medal Air Medal Air Force Commendation Medal Air Force Achievement Medal Combat Readiness Medal Air Force Good Conduct MedalAir Reserve Meritorious Service Medal National Defense Service Medal Armed Forces Expeditionary MedalSouthwest Asia Service MedalAfghanistan Campaign Medal Iraqi Campaign MedalGlobal War of Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Global War of Terrorism Service MedalKorean Defense Service Medal Air and Space Campaign MedalArmed Forces Reserve Medal Kwauit Liberation Medal Government of Kuwait
  • Hahn Air Base, Germany
  • Edwards AFB CA
  • Eglin AFB FL
  • Duke Field FL
  • Buckley ANGB CO
  • Kunsan Air Base, Korea
  • Shaw AFB SC
  • Robins AFB GA
  • 50th Tactical Fighter Wing
  • Retrained into AFSC 1A4X1 as an Enlisted Combat Aircrew Member in 2007.
Last updated:2014-10-13 00:00:00

2A753 - Aircraft Structural Maintenance Journeyman Badge
25-Jul-06
24-Apr-14
Milwaukee

National Defense Service Medal
Last updated:2012-08-01 00:00:00

1A071 - In-Flight Refueling Craftsman Badge
16-Jan-92
31-Aug-12
Livingston, Tennessee

Air Medal Air Force Commendation Medal Joint Force Achievement Medal Air Force Achievement Medal Combat Readiness Medal Air Force Good Conduct MedalNational Defense Service Medal Southwest Asia Service MedalGlobal War of Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Global War of Terrorism Service Medal

Started out as a 11831 on AWACS and ABCCC. Cross trained to be a KC-10A Boom Operator in 1997. Became a "Mustang" in 2003 and retired as a 13B/0-3E.

Last updated:2012-11-07 00:00:00

National Defense Service Medal
Last updated:2010-08-02 18:05:20

2T071 - Traffic Management Craftsman Badge
24-Sep-00

National Defense Service Medal
Last updated:2010-09-24 00:10:34

National Defense Service Medal
Last updated:2011-04-26 08:12:54

1A191 - Flight Engineer Master Badge
02-Jul-91
01-Mar-17
Carlsbad California

Meritorious Service Medal Air Medal Air Force Commendation Medal Air Force Achievement Medal Air Force Combat ActionCombat Readiness Medal Air Force Good Conduct MedalNational Defense Service Medal Armed Forces Expeditionary MedalKosovo Service MedalAfghanistan Campaign Medal Iraqi Campaign MedalGlobal War of Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Global War of Terrorism Service MedalArmed Forces Service MedalHumanitarian Service Medal Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal NATO Medal for Yugoslavia
  • USAFE Functional SNCO of the Year
Last updated:2016-10-14 00:00:00
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