Nominations sought for 2017 First Sergeant of the Year Published Feb. 6, 2017 By Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons Air Force Personnel Center Public Affair JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 2017 First Sergeant of the Year award. The award recognizes the important contributions and leadership qualities exhibited by Air Force members in the first sergeant special duty career field. Nominees must have served as a first sergeant for at least six months between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2016. Nominations must include examples of leadership and job performance in the nominee's primary duty, and show significant self-improvement and base or community involvement. Organizations and base-level personnel must contact their major command, field operating agency, or direct reporting unit for applicable suspense dates and additional information regarding nomination procedures. Each MAJCOM, FOA or DRU may submit one nomination. Completed nomination packages are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by April 4. For more information about Air Force personnel programs, go to myPers. Individuals who do not have a myPers account can request one by following the instructions on the Air Force Retiree Services website.