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Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air National Guard coins Airmen during visit to NMANG

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  • By Airman Tyler Catanach
  • 150th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs

Here are other Airmen that were recognized by the Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air National Guard:

Airman 1st Class Tyler Cordova-Justice, a CV-22 Crew Chief for the 150th Maintenance Group/Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, was coined by Command Chief Master Sgt. Maurice Williams. Cordova-Justice volunteered to be on a Maintenance Repair Team for a PL’d CV-22 at a remote site. His efforts helped restore the CV-22 to flight worthiness for it to successfully return to Kirtland Air Force Base. Cordova-Justice volunteers his personal time to help restore military equipment at the Albuquerque Military Museum.

Staff Sgt. Dorrete Baca, a Production Recruiter for Joint Force Headquarters and the New Mexico Air National Guard, was coined by Command Chief Master Sgt. Maurice Williams. Staff Sgt. Baca is one of New Mexico’s four production recruiters. Baca consistently fulfills the roles and responsibilities assigned to her. With her mission-first mindset Baca multitasks and completes both the roles of recruiting and self-developmental tasks. Additionally, her attention to detail potentially saved the Air Force $720,000 by thoroughly vetting applicants prior to sending them to MEPS.

Senior Master Sgt. Anthony Trujillo, an Operation Support Squadron Superintendent for the 150th OSS, was coined by ANG Command Chief Master Sgt. Maurice Williams. Trujillo volunteered for the Presidential Inauguration and led a team of 25 Airmen as the Senior Enlisted Leader. Trujillo coordinated and delivered daily Situation Reports and Personnel Status Reports for 196 Soldiers and Airmen to the Task Force Commander. Trujillo organized a 24-hour food delivery system for over 4,000 meals. He also set up a tactical operations center and Intel sections for the Joint Operations Center to have 24-hour communications with the Task Force commander. He also created a 24-hour armory watch detail for the Army and Air Force weapons and ammo supply.

Airman 1st Class Michael Perez, a Knowledge Operations Airman for the 150th Mission Support Group/Communications Flight, was coined by Command Chief Master Sgt. Maurice Williams. Perez is a prime example of the cyber TACO mindset. Perez volunteered to take on the primary SharePoint admin role, be an Electronic Records Management trainer, and fill in at the Communications Focal Point when needed. Perez single-handedly planned, prepped, and executed the migration of the entire NMANG's SharePoint sites to the new SharePoint Online with minimal impact to units after the migration. Additionally, Perez architected the latest iteration of the Environmental Resources Management folder structure and trained every commander and records custodian to bring the NMANG into compliance with the ERM requirement.