Then-Tech. Sgt. William Posch, pararescueman assigned to the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., earned the 2013 Air Force Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Award. Throughout the year Posch went above and beyond the call of duty, he was credited with more than 140 combat rescues and led the evacuation of 126 Americans from the U.S. Embassy in Juba during a violent Southern Sudan uprising. Posch also planned and executed upgrade training for 18 fellow pararescuemen 90 days ahead of schedule. (Courtesy photo)
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