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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Two Airmen nominated for A/TA young leadership awards

by Senior Airman Krystal Ardrey
39th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

4/28/2015 - INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey  -- Our Air Force's commitment to air superiority is not based in our equipment, but in our Airmen.

The Airlift/Tanker Association hosts several awards to recognize outstanding performers in air mobility actives. Recently, two Airmen were chosen as the U.S. Air Forces in Europe - U.S. Air Forces Africa nominees for the 2015 Airlift/Tanker Association Young Leadership Awards. Capt. Tyler Perry, 39th Air Base Wing executive officer, and Master Sgt. Kenneth Daugherty III, 39th Communications Squadron section chief, were these Airmen.

The ATAYLA focuses on identifying both officer and enlisted Airmen who show outstanding leadership and performance excellence in Air Mobility Command related jobs. Having won at the USAFE-AFAFRICA level, Perry and Daugherty will move on as the USAFE-AFAFRICA nominees to compete at the Air Force-level to try to place in one of the 12 ATAYLA committee member positions.

If chosen to be committee members, both Daugherty and Perry will serve as a focal point for young leader activities, generate new ideas to enhance the Airlift/Tanker Association and be involved in their local chapters by promoting the A/TA and recruiting new members into the association.

After the committee members are selected, the committee will elect two of the winners to serve as primary young leader advisors to the A/TA Board of Officers. In the position, the two officers will attend chair meetings of the Young Leader Advisory Committee, act as a spokesperson for the committee and assist the board with organizational duties at the annual convention.

Perry was nominated due to accumulating more than 1,400 flying hours during his previous assignment at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. While there, he also sustained three deployments and supported three separate operations.

Daugherty earned his nomination due to his leadership abilities. He currently leads eight personnel in providing command, control, communications, computers and information services to the more than 5,000 military and civilian personnel at the 39th ABW, tenant and geographically separated units.

In the coming months, Perry and Daugherty will compete at the Air Force-level.

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