7/13/2011 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) -- Air Force officials recently selected the service's top enlisted members, naming the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2011.
An Air Force selection board at the Air Force Personnel Center considered 35 nominees who represented major commands, direct reporting units, field operating agencies and Headquarters Air Force. The board selected 12 Airmen based on superior leadership, job performance and personal achievements.
The nominees are authorized to wear the Outstanding Airman of the Year ribbon, while the 12 winners will wear the bronze service star device on the ribbon. The winners will also wear the Outstanding Airman of the Year Badge for one year from the date of formal presentation.
The winners are:
-- Staff Sgt. Jordan Bishopp, Air Force Materiel Command
-- Tech. Sgt. Ricardo Chavez, Air Force Reserve Command
-- Tech. Sgt. Dustin Goodwin, U.S. Air Forces in Europe
-- Senior Master Sgt. Patrick Jones, Air Mobility Command
-- Senior Airman Nora Limjoco, Air Force Space Command
-- Senior Master Sgt. Kathleen McCool, Air Education and Training Command
-- Senior Master Sgt. David Newman, Air Force District of Washington
-- Staff Sgt. John Norris, Air National Guard
-- Senior Airman Daniel Skidmore, Air Force Special Operations Command
-- Senior Airman Ulla Stromberg, Air Combat Command
-- Senior Airman Raven Taylor, Pacific Air Forces
-- Tech. Sgt. Bradley Williams, Air Force Global Strike Command
Air Force Association officials will honor the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year in September during the Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition in Washington.
For more information on Air Force recognition programs, visit the Air Force personnel services website at https://gum-crm.csd.disa.mil/.
(Courtesy of Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs)
7/15/2011 5:40:34 PM ET CONGRATS STROMBERG
Shenese Broadus, Nellis AFB
7/14/2011 7:17:38 AM ET They need to rename this to Outstanding Airmen of Each Command as it appears they took one from each command and didn't look at the Air Force as a whole. Political correctness I guess.
RW, Robins AFB GA
7/14/2011 12:40:45 AM ET Well deserved. Congrats! Especially to you, Ulla.