Intel analyst honored as Air Force Times 2011 Airman of the Year

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  • By Master Sgt. Amaani Lyle
  • Air Force Public Affairs Agency
A national tactical integration and signals intelligence geospatial analyst from the 31st Intelligence Squadron at Ft. Gordon, Ga., received the Air Force Times 2011 Airman of the Year award here July 21.

Staff Sgt. Lindsay W. Bell, of the 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group at the National Security Agency, earned the award for leading a four-person crew that provided intelligence to deployed units in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"Sergeant Bell embraces discipline and total commitment to our Air Force and the United States," said Lt. Col. Brian Hemingway, the 31st Intelligence Squadron commander. "She has always led by example in both her professional duties as an ISR warrior and (her) personal life. She is a class act and I'm proud to be her commander."

Bell has also made time to volunteer, spending more than 100 hours assisting 10 Airmen in the successful completion of their required duty specialty exams.

Her efforts included developing incentives for timely training, reducing her flight's time spent training Airmen by 30 days and increasing the squadron's career development course pass rate by 50 percent.