CITATION TO ACCOMPANY THE AWARD OF THE AIR COMMANDO ASSOCIATION’S COMMANDER’S LEADERSHIP AWARD TO STAFF SERGEANT MICHAEL C. DUCKENS Staff Sergeant Michael C. Duckens distinguished himself as Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Host Aviation Resource Management, 58th Special Operations Support Squadron, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, from 1 June 2013 to 31 May 2014. During this period, Sergeant Duckens led the Host Aviation Resource Management office while the Chief was deployed, managing over 800 flight records, supervising five Airmen and flawlessly running one of Air Education and Training Command’s largest Host Aviation Resource Management offices. Sergeant Duckens meticulously managed the wing’s flight and jump pay, submitting over 500 pay cases to finance, resulting in over 75,000 dollars in incentive pay being paid out. While deployed with a joint unit, Sergeant Duckens processed over 3,000 Air Mission Requests, transporting more than 30,000 passengers, over 500,000 metric tons of cargo, along with coordinating Air Weapons Team missions and distinguished visitor flights for all of Eastern Afghanistan. His outstanding commitment to the deployed mission was recognized by the command of Camp Morehead with a letter of appreciation and an Army commendation medal from the 10th Mountain Division. Finally, Sergeant Duckens tremendous efforts culminated in him winning Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for 2013 for the 58th Operations Support Squadron, while maintaining a 4.0 grade point average at Grand Canyon University while taking eight credit hours towards his Bachelor of Religious Studies degree. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Duckens reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.