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Scott AFB, Illinois Vol. 15, No. 10 August 2015 2 Grip ‘n Grins 3 Turbo Distribution 4 Teammate Spotlight 5 Innovation Showcase 6 TRANSCOM history 7 Chaplain LewisDuring a brief All Call July 17, Gen. Paul J. Selva thanked members of the USTRANSCOM team for their exceptional e orts during his nearly 16 months as commander. He also addressed the command’s many successes, which include the conclusion of retrograde operations in Afghanistan, elimination of Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile by the MV Cape Ray’s historic, U.N.-mandated mission, and support for our nation’s response to the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. Photo by Bob Fehringer, USTRANSCOM/PA By Je Schogol Editor’s note: This story rst appeared on and is reprinted with permission Air Force Gen. Paul Selva has been con rmed as the next vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta and Gen. Darren McDew has been con rmed to replace Selva as the new head of U.S. Transportation Command. Selva, whose prior assignments include serving as the top military adviser to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, told lawmakers during his con rmation hearing that belligerent nations — particularly Russia — pose more of a threat to U.S. security than terrorist groups, such as the Islamic State. “I would put the threats to this nation in the following order: Russia, China, Iran, North Korea and all of the organizations that have grown around the ideology that was articulated by al-Qaida early at the turn of this century,” Selva said at the July 14 hearing. Selva drew a distinction between the Islamic State, often referred to by the acronym ISIS, and Russia in terms of which could destroy the U.S. “Russia possesses the conventional and nuclear capability to be an existential threat to this nation, should they choose to do so,” he said. “Right now, ISIS does not present a clear and present threat to our homeland and to the existence of our nation. It is a threat we must deal with and we must help our regional partners deal with, but it does not threaten us at home.” During the same con rmation hearing, McDew said cyber threats pose “one of the greatest threats that faces our nation.” McDew, whose most recent assignment was head of Air Mobility Command, said that cybera acks have See Con rmation page 7Selva con rmed as vice chairman of JCS, McDew head of TRANSCOM


U.S. Transportation Command O ce of Public A airs 508 Sco Dr. Sco AFB, Ill. 62225-5357 h p:// Email: transcom.sco Phone: (618) 220-4999, DSN 770-4999 FAX: (618) 229-2811, DSN 779-2811 Commander Gen. Paul J. Selva, USAF Deputy Commander Vice Adm. William A. Brown, USN Chief of Sta Maj. Gen. David G. Clarkson, USA Senior Enlisted Leader Chief Master Sgt. Willliam W. Turner, USAF To submit news items, photos or story ideas, call 618-220-1161 Chief of Public A airs Cmdr. David Nunnally, USN Deputy Chief/Plans and Policy Maj. Ma hew Gregory, USA Media O cer Cynthia Bauer Community Relations Lisa M. Caldwell Transporter Editor Bob Fehringer Administrative Assistant Heidi Yocom Command Information Specialist Rob Wieland Special Graphics Support Aly Soden An electronic version is available at: h p:// 2 Vice Adm. William A. Brown, deputy commander, USTRANSCOM, presents Kwang H. Kim, deputy POLAD, with the Joint Service Commendation Award, July 14, for his service during the period of Sept. 3, 2013 to July 17, 2015. Photo by Bob Fehringer, USTRANSCOM/PA Vice Adm. William A. Brown, deputy commander, USTRANSCOM, and Maj. Gen. Phan Ba Dan, deputy director of Logistics, Vietnam Ministry of National Defense Delegation (MND), admire a vase presented to Brown by Phan Ba Dan July 29. Maj. Gen. Phan Ba Dan and others from the MND visited here to understand USTRANSCOM’s mission and operations. They also visited Air Mobility Command and Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command. Photo by Bob Fehringer, USTRANSCOM/PA Grip ‘n Grins


3Turbo Distribution exercise Joint service team assesses port opening capabilitiesBy Cynthia Bauer, TCPA JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, New Jersey A military and civilian joint service team deployed here this week (July 20-24) for U.S. Transportation Command’s assessment of Joint Task Force-Port Opening airport and distribution operations. The team of about 200 from the 821st Contingency Response Group, Travis Air Force Base, California, 690th Rapid Port Opening Element, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, and the Defense Logistics Agency participated in Turbo Distribution 15-7 from July 18 through 24. The exercise challenged JTF-PO forces to provide humanitarian aid and disaster relief to meet an urgent need, without the necessary logistics infrastructure. The JTF-PO is USTRANSCOM’s unique global capability that meets that challenge in real-world operations, most recently for Operation Uni ed Assistance Ebola relief e orts in Africa. Ready to deploy in 12 hours after noti cation, JTF-PO aerial port of debarkation forces are among the rst forces on the ground to support geographic combatant commanders during initial phases of humanitarian or contingency operations. JTF-PO provide initial port and distribution capabilities, including tracking cargo that arrives into an area of responsibility and distributing those supplies based on priority of need. Army Lt. Col. Adrain Jackson, USTRANSCOM’s Joint Exercise Control Group director, said the Turbo Distribution exercises provide JTF-PO component forces the opportunity to train and assess their readiness to conduct operations and provide the best possible support for combatant commanders. It also provides our joint force components a snapshot of their ability to perform the JTF-PO mission and what areas need more training to meet USTRANSCOM requirements. “Our Turbo Distribution15-7 focused on command initiatives from the USTRANSCOM commander and Defense Logistics Agency director with the integration of the DLA Support Team into JTF-PO operations,” he said. “Turbo Distribution also helped us with enhancing in-transit visibility capability using the Cargo Movement Operations System, and demonstrating the use of the Expeditionary Tactical Automated Security System.” Turbo Distribution not only shows how well forces can work together for mission accomplishment, it helps USTRANSCOM nd ways to improve overall JTF-PO operations. One improvement to overall operations unique to Turbo Distribution 15-7 was the addition of the DST to bring added capability and expertise to contracting, warehousing and forward node distribution. Four DST members became part of the joint assessment team, the initial force that determines the DLA laydown for the operations. Their e orts make inroads with international contacts and contracts for such things as warehousing, fuel, food and other goods and services with an eye toward the sustainment of forces that may be called in after the JTF-PO mission is complete. Stan Olsen, a joint logistics planner for DLA and the agency’s representative on the Turbo Distribution Joint Exercise Control Group, said the exercise shows that the addition of the DST to the JTF-PO will be of great bene t. “The DST here is helping us with a proof of concept to show how we can complement operations, move quickly and bring tremendous capability to combatant commanders to establish vital logistics lifelines,” said Olsen. “We see things di erently as far as what’s needed. For example, we bring warehousing and fuels expertise--how to get fuels through contracts--and that may be overlooked in the rush to get the JTF-PO into position. We are in it for the long haul and work to build a foundation for the initial forces that follow-on forces can also use.” The value of the joint service team wasn’t lost on the exercise JTF-PO commander, Air Force Col. Rhe Champagne, who is the commander of the 821st CRG at Travis Air Force Base. “There are two CRGs that will share the alert with three RPOEs, so we are going to see each other again and again over a two-year period for any commander that’s going to be there. You see the same faces so when you actually go out in the eld and work together; you know each other’s tactics, techniques, procedures, processes.” He described the relationship among the partners as building trust. “We have di erent cultures. As we begin to understand each other we begin to trust we are all doing the right things... and makes one team.” Army Maj. Anthony Freda, 690th RPOE commander, was pleased about how his soldiers worked within the joint environment and how well they worked under eld conditions. “I’ve been an infantryman for over 13 years, and these [RPOE] soldiers achieved infantry standards,” he said. “I have a huge sense of satisfaction knowing that the RPOE mission will continue to be in capable hands after I’ve moved on.” Exercise director, Air Force Maj. Gen. Giovanni Tuck, USTRANSCOM’s director of Operations and Plans, summed up Turbo Distribution 15-7. “Our nation has come to rely on the unique capabilities provided by Joint Task Force-Port Opening,” said Tuck. “It is our duty and responsibility to keep these capabilities current and continue to improve our JTF-PO processes to support our U.S. national whole-of-government approach in the international community, especially during humanitarian crises. Turbo Distribution helps us do just that.” Soldiers and airmen representing U.S. Transportation Command serve as observer-trainers during an air eld assessment during exercise Turbo Distribution 15-7 held July 20 through 24 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Photo by Air Force Sta Sgt. Gustavo Gonzalez


4By Lisa Caldwell, TCPAKim Johnson is chief, Financial Systems Branch, Joint Finance Center, USTRANSCOM Program Analysis and Financial Management directorate (TCJ8). She oversees a 34-person team in two main sections: scal compliance (including Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) and the Managers’ Internal Control Program (MICP)), and a systems cell which represents USTRANSCOM’s nancial systems requirements and provides business intelligence capabilities. Additionally, TCJ8 director James McGinley chose Johnson to implement the O ce of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) FIAR initiative here. The OUSD(C) website states FIAR was created to meet the FY10 National Defense Authorization Act requirement for DOD to produce audit-able nancial statements by 2017. The intent is to support the department’s ability to meet scal challenges and prove it’s a good steward of public funds. OUSD(C) focused on General Fund FIAR e orts and audits until December 2014, when guidance was issued for Transportation Working Capital Funds. This expedited the USTRANSCOM evaluation timeline and Johnson’s team had nine months to prepare. “The challenge is DOD has many long-standing business processes not audit compliant, and legacy computer systems that can’t trace a transaction from inception to the nancial statement,” said Johnson. According to Johnson, prior oversight came from MICP assessments which examined internal control e ectiveness. As well, there were occasional DOD Inspector General or Government Accounting O ce audits/ reviews. The FIAR review will be a full nancial statement audit that will look across all critical business processes. “MICP becomes more important with FIAR,” said Johnson. “When an issue is identi ed in FIAR and is remediated, MICP will test annually to ensure the x remains in place.” In order to equip USTRANSCOM for a FY16 nancial statement examination of speci c nancial aspects and a FY17 audit of the entire nancial program, Johnson’s team concentrated on critical billing systems supporting transportation. “We performed a Federal Information System Control Audit Manual Assessment for those systems, established memos of understanding with our components and service providers, developed strategic and communication plans, and mapped processes for analysis by on-board FIAR contractors,” said Johnson. Johnson added, “We continue to work toward improving nancial processes, systems and supporting documentation to help achieve favorable audit opinions on our nancial statements.” Teammate Spotlight: Johnson preps command for nancial exam, audit Kim Johnson Chief Korean Transporter visitMaj. Gen. David G. Clarkson, chief of sta U.S. Transportation Command, welcomes Col. Samyoung Park, chief, Transportation Branch, ROKAF Headquarters, US-Republic of Korea (ROK) Air Transportation Working Group to USTRANSCOM. The ATWG is composed of representatives from TCJ4-PD, TCJA, TCJ3-W, 618 AOC (TACC), US Forces Korea, ROK Ministry of Defense, ROK Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transportation, ROK Air Force and Korean Air. The ATWG manages the USROK Mutual Airlift Support Agreement (MASA), which allows reciprocal request for airlift support during a contingency on the Korean Peninsula. USTRANSCOM requested the MASA be exercised recently using a KAL 747 to move U.S. Marines. Photo by Rob Weieand, USTRANSCOM/PA


5 New IG teamUSTRANSCOM Inspector General team, left to right Deborah Anthony, assessments and audits, Capt. Anthony Lesperance, Inspector General, Chief Pe y O cer Deirdra Ba le, administrative assistant, Senior Master Sgt. Teresa Vanderford, Assistant Inspector General. Photo by Bob Fehringer, USTRANSCOM/PA AQ supports Feds Feed Families driveThe Acquisition Directorate showed their support for the Feds Feed Families food drive June 3 to July 8 by collecting a massive amount of canned goods. The Greater St. Louis Federal Executive Board conducted the annual canned food drive, in cooperation with Operation Food Search, which serves nearly 200,000 people every month in the bi-state region. Photo by Bob Fehringer, USTRANSCOM/PACommander’s Innovation Showcase AwardBy TCCS-CM U.S. Navy Vice Admiral William A. “Andy” Brown, deputy commander, U.S. Transportation Command, recently presented members of the Deployment and Distribution Cost Based Decision Support team (pictured right) with the Commander’s Innovation Showcase award. D2 CBDS is the concept that seeks to assure operational costing e orts are codi ed, relevant, and accomplished in a standardized manner. It also ensures operational decision making incorporates cost consciousness with other germane factors through established operation cost methodologies. “One of our big wins dealt with Mobility Air Forces Cost Avoidance Tankering, which involves AMC aircraft carrying extra fuel, versus onloading fuel at some austere locations. The resulting D2 CBDS study led to $300 million dollars of DOD cost avoidance,” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Larry Nance, TCAC Operations Support Division Chief. “Each member of the D2 CBDS team has been successful in propagating the cost conscious culture within their own directorates and with the people they collaborate with daily. Developing a cost conscious culture is the rst step in achieving truly integrated cost based decision support, and this award is a testament to the hard work that this group has been doing to integrate cost into the operational decision making process,” added Tim Landvogt, TCJ8 Cost Analysis Branch Chief. The D2 CBDS team is co-chaired by TCJ8 and TCAC, and is comprised of members from TCAQ, TCJ3, TCJ5/ J4, Air Mobility Command, Military Sealift Command, Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, and Defense Logistics Agency. “In addition, the team also worked closely with our command Knowledge Management team to build the D2 CBDS Dashboard which puts data, process, and tools directly at the ngertips of everyone,” said Nance. The emphasis point for D2 CBDS is empowering every individual to participate in operational costing activities, creating a more cost conscious culture amongst our force; this is accomplished in-part through the D2 CBDS Dashboard available on the command’s Sharepoint page. “The team passionately values not only being a learning organization, but a doing organization, and epitomizes what the award stands for,” said Nance. Every quarter, the commander and his leadership team review Commander’s Innovation Showcase award nominations from across the enterprise and recognize one of the many high-performing, collaborative teams who emulate the command virtues, which are the foundation of the TRANSCOM culture – collaboration, trust, empowerment, and innovation. Photo by Rob Wieland, USTRANSCOM/PA


6By Peg Nigra, TCRC Air Force Gen. John W. Handy served as commander of USTRANSCOM and Air Mobility Command for an astounding four years and ten months. He guided the command through contingencies and humanitarian crises, oversaw a major reorganization of the command, and o ered a plan to the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) commi ee that would keep Sco Air Force Base open and USTRANSCOM positioned to meet the challenges of the future. While supporting the global war on terrorism, USTRANSCOM and its components provided disaster relief after typhoons struck Guam in July and then again in December 2002; earthquakes devastated Iran in 2003 and Indonesia in 2004; a tsunami created by the Indonesian earthquake ravaged coastal areas throughout the Indian Ocean killing more than 200,000 people; and hurricanes hit the southeastern United States in 2004 and 2005. USTRANSCOM and its components also supported security forces during the 2002 Winter Olympics held in Utah and peacekeeping operations in the Balkans, Liberia, and Haiti. In late 2002, Gen. Handy approved the most comprehensive reorganization of the command since 1994. The reorganization was due in part to the establishment of U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), which was created to handle homeland defense. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld tasked the other uni ed commands to reduce their manpower by 15 percent and used those billets to sta USNORTHCOM. By mid-2003, USTRANSCOM had a new look. The Operations and Logistics directorate was now a streamlined Operations directorate (TCJ3) with its planning functions transferred to a larger TCJ5, now the Strategy, Plans, Policy, and Programs directorate. Support sta o ces were realigned as Command Support Group o ces under the chief of sta With the major pieces of the reorganization in place and the manpower reduction completed, the command was be er able to handle the demands of the global war on terrorism. Other organizational changes that occurred on Gen. Handy’s watch included the arrival of the rst Department of State liaison o cer to act as a political advisor to the commander, and creation of a Joint Reserve Directorate (TCJ9). Gen. Handy also changed the service a liation of key senior positions by choosing Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Gary H. Hughey in 2002 to be deputy commander--the rst time a Marine Corps general o cer served at USTRANSCOM, and promoting Army Maj. Gen. Robert T. Dail, TCJ3, in 2004 to be the rst director to become deputy commander. The Secretary of the Air Force authorized the transfer of the Defense Courier Service (DCS) from Air Mobility Command to USTRANSCOM e ective Oct. 1, 2004. The command then placed DCS in the operations directorate as a division. In January 2005, Gen. Handy submi ed to the O ce of the Secretary of Defense a bold BRAC proposal to transform USTRANSCOM by moving its Army component, the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, to Sco and consolidating duplicative functions such as operations centers, acquisition, legal, and planning by the end of Fiscal Year 2010. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld approved the BRAC recommendations on May 13, 2005 and they became law in November. USTRANSCOM underwent another major change as Gen. Handy turned command over to Air Force Gen. Norton A. Schwar on Sept. 7, 2005. The commander of UTRANSCOM had been dual-ha ed as the commander of its Air Force component since the establishment of the command in 1987. On Sept. 7th, Gen. Handy became the last dual-ha ed commander, and Gen. Schwar became the rst full-time USTRANSCOM commander. In looking back at all the command accomplished during his time as commander, Gen. Handy said, “I am really proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish as a team...The world looks at TRANSCOM now as a functional combatant command that serves them well.” Gen. John Handy, commander in chief, USTRANSCOM and commander, Air Mobility Command, applies the American Flag to the #21 race car before the NASCAR UAW Daimler-Chrystler 400 held in Las Vegas, NV in March 2003. Ellio Sadler was the driver of the Air Force-sponsored race car. USAF photo by Sta Sgt. Molly GilliamHistory of TRANSCOM 2001-2005 War and Transformation Part 2Ask the HistorianQ: Someone told me the Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986 established the command. I said no. Who is right? K.A. A : You are. On 18 April 1987, President Ronald Reagan directed Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger to establish a uni ed transportation command. The Goldwater-Nichols Act made that possible. Named for its chief sponsors, Republican Senator Barry M. Goldwater of Arizona and Democratic Representative Bill Nichols of Alabama, the Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 resulted in the most signi cant reorganization of DOD since its creation in 1947. The Act included eight objectives: “reorganize DOD and strengthen civilian authority; improve military advice given to civilian decision-makers; place ‘clear responsibility’ on the CINCs (commanders in chief) for accomplishing the missions of the uni ed commands; ensure that the CINCs’ authority over their forces is commensurate with their responsibilities as CINCs; increase a ention to strategy and contingency planning; encourage the more e cient use of defense resources; improve joint o cer management policies; and enhance the e ectiveness of both military operations and DOD management.” Operational authority was centralized through the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta who was designated the principal military advisor to the President, National Security Council, and Secretary of Defense, as opposed to the Service chiefs. The Goldwater-Nichols Act also ordered the Secretary of Defense to consider creation of a uni ed transportation command and revoked the law preventing creation of such a command. In addition, it established the position of Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta and streamlined the operational chain of command from the President to the Secretary of Defense to the uni ed commanders.


Facilities and Safety CornerSafety tips for beating the heat E xcept for the cold, heat kills more Americans than any other natural hazard, including hurricanes, tornadoes, oods and earthquakes. To have fun in the hot summer sun: • Restrict strenuous activities to the coolest part of the day. Avoid direct exposure to the sun between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., when the sun’s rays are the strongest. • Wear loose ing, lightweight and light colored clothing that re ects the heat and sunlight. • Drink lots of water and other non-alcoholic uids before, during, and after strenuous activity. Drink even if you don’t feel thirsty. • Adjust to hot environments gradually. It usually takes a couple of days to acclimate to hot weather. • Avoid direct sunlight as much as possible. Use a sunscreen with a “sun protection factor” that matches your skin type. • Don’t wear a snug hat, since your body’s heat needs to escape from your head. • To protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, wear sunglasses that shield against UVA and UVB rays. A broad brimmed hat will also help. • If you’re on a prescription, consult your doctor on possible side e ects in hot weather. • Eat light, nutritious meals and avoid fa y foods. • Never leave children in a closed vehicle, even for a few minutes. Temperatures inside a closed vehicle can reach 140F-190F degrees within 30 minutes on a hot, sunny day. However, despite this common sense rule, deaths from heat occur almost every summer when someone leaves their child in a closed vehicle. • When outdoors, protect small children from the sun; their skin is sensitive. 7 Con rmation from page 1 the potential to cause great harm to TRANSCOM and the commercial companies and networks upon which it relies. “Ninety percent of our work is done on the commercial networks, and that is a threat I’ve got to face going forward if con rmed,” McDew said at the hearing. “There is always that threat that adversarial nations could shut down our nation. I believe the U.S. Transportation Command has put some things in place to make that less likely. But as we go forward, the threat only gets worse. Our ability to deal with it must evolve and we have to nd ways to do be er.” On Monday (July 28), Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., issued statements praising the con rmation of both Selva and McDew. Illinois is home to Sco Air Force Base, where both TRANSCOM and AMC are located. “During his tenure at Sco Air Base, General Selva has distinguished himself as a strong, capable leader,” Durbin said in a statement. “Although we will miss having him in Illinois, I look forward to working with General Selva in his new role here in Washington, D.C. I congratulate him on his swift and unanimous con rmation in the Senate.” “After many years of Air Force service — including time in three leadership positions at Sco Air Force Base — I am con dent that General McDew is well-quali ed to continue USTRANSCOM’s track record of success,” Durbin said in a separate statement. “Congratulations to General McDew on his speedy con rmation by the United States Senate. I am glad that he and his family will continue to call Sco home.”WANTED coordinator for TRANSCOM’s 2015 CFCWe are seeking a volunteer to coordinate USTRANSCOM’s 2015 CFC. This person will lead our combined fundraising e orts via volunteer coordinators from each Directorate. Contact Jay Stocks if you are interested in volunteering for this lead coordinator position. Contact information: Jay Stocks, assistant chief of Sta 229-4933, Choose to be HappyBy Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Trenton E. Lewis Proverbs 3:13 teaches: “Happy is the [person] that ndeth wisdom, and the [person] that ge eth understanding” (King James Version). Yet today, we nd many people in an unhappy state of mind, often times, over a li le of nothing. All too often their unhappiness is self-in icted, in part, because the choice to let trivial ma ers get the best of them wins out. Wisdom dictates that there is a be er response. Choose to not allow triviality to win when your happiness is at stake. Some time ago, Abraham Lincoln stated, “most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” This quote is as practical as any I have heard and/or used over the years. For me, the true nugget in Lincoln’s statement lies in understanding that the challenge to being happy is to make up one’s mind to be happy irrespective of the negative stimuli that seek to consume and overwhelm you. No ma er the source of negativity, you control whether you will allow it to ruin your sense of happiness. It is within your power to make up your mind to be genuinely happy. So be happy. I close with these words from “Leaves of Gold”:The SearchIf you ever nd happiness by hunting for it, you will nd it as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose all the time. – Josh Billings Chaplain Lewis AHA Heartsaver classesAHA Heartsaver CPR/AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult. This course teaches skills with AHA’s research-proven Practice-While-Watching (PWW) technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students’ learning of skills. Completion of the course certi es personnel to use AEDs in USTRANSCOM Facilities. POC: Andrew Daub, TCJ3-FP,


Recognitions Arrivals: Lt. Col. Kimberly Boehm, J1 Lt. Col. Todd Jensen, SDDC Lt. Col. Eric Carrano, J6 Maj. Paul Scheglov, J6 Maj. Chad Cisewski, J3 Maj. Vincent Livie, J3 Sta Sgt. Cassidy Rusan, J3 Lt. Frankie Colvin, J3 Cmdr. Dude Underwood, J3 Cmdr. Kristian Wahlgren, J3 Chief Pe y O cer Neal Polk, J2Pe y O cer 1st Class Joshua Covell, J2Pe y O cer 2nd Class Janvincent Torregosa, J1 Master Sgt. Jason J. Galaway, J3 Maj. Stephen Messenger, J1 Maj. Philip Raumberger, J3 Maj. Gordon Vincent, J3 Sgt. 1st Class Monte Smith, J3 Maj. Todd Federici, JA Maj. Billy Tucker, J3 Maj. John Thyng, J5/4 Maj. Gabriel Pryor, J3 Lt. Col. Mark Rhodes, SG Sgt. Joshua Stevens, J6 Sgt. 1st Class Hong, J2 Wanda Huber, AQ-C Andrew S. Kantner, JA Robert A. Robidoux, J6-PT Meggan A. Reinier, AQ-D Departures: Lt. Col. Dave Atkinson, J3 Maj. Brent Jones, J3 Tech. Sgt. Christie Sheely, J2 Tech. Sgt. Michaela Stephens, J3 Lt. Cmdr. Clemia Anderson, J3 Pe y O cer 1st Class Pedro Montanez, J2 Pe y O cer 1st Class Gabriela Moreno, J1Pe y O cer 2nd Class Adam Rogers, J3Maj. Perry Waters Maj. James Stover Master Sgt. Kion Clark Gunnery Sgt. James Hughes Sta Sgt. Jarrod Cooper, DCS BA Maj. Michael Wroblewski, J5/4 Lt. Col. Je rey Dukavas Lt. Col. Jonathan Cox, J3 Lt. Col. Benjamin Dennard, J3 Sta Sgt. Christopher Green, J1 Sgt. 1st Class Jose Mendoza, J3 Col. Thomas Clancy, J3 Maj. Carmona March, J3 Lt. Col. Michael McBride, J3 Janet Ratcli J1-M Estrella A. Navarro, SG Promotions: Lt. Col. Eric Carrano, J6 Sta Sgt. Cory L. Hudson, GPMRC-EEditor’s noteRanks of all services are wri en in the Associated Press Style format, which is the journalism standard for uniformity of printed material in any form of the news media. We realize individual branches have their own style, but that is used for individual-service-oriented material.USTRANSCOM 2015 2nd Quarter AwardsJunior Service Member – Spc. Grant Huegen, J2 Service Member – Sta Sgt. Christopher Blackwell, J2 Senior Service Member – Master Sgt. Terrence Bo om, J2 Company Grade O cer – Capt. Lisa Cepero, J6 Field Grade O cer – Maj. James Sprys, J3 Category II – Curtis Norman, J3 Category III – Rhonda Wiese, J1 Volunteer – Lt. Douglas Marks, J2 Gen. Paul J. Selva presents the Legion of Merit award to Chief Master Sgt. William W. Turner senior enlisted leader, USTRANSCOM, July 22, for his past service as the Air Force Special Operations Command senior enlisted leader. Photo by Rob Wieland, USTRANSCOM/PA Winners present at the ceremony were, pictured here, left to right, Capt. Lisa Cepero, J6, Maj. James Sprys, J3, and Master Sgt. Terrence Bo om, J2. Congratulations to all the winners and those nominated. Photo by Bob Fehringer, USTRANSCOM/PA