by Senior Airman Jonathan Wooden
150th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs
6/3/2015 - KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- The
Air Force Safety Center awarded Chief Master Sgt. Frederick Glass, Air
National Guard's chief of occupational safety and career field manager,
the Air Force Safety Hall of Fame Award during the Mishap Prevention
Workshop in Albuquerque May 12. He is the first ANG enlisted member to
be inducted into the U.S. Air Force Safety Hall of Fame.
Glass is the 15th enlisted military member to receive the Hall of Fame
Award, which recognizes individuals who have made singularly unique
contributions to safety in general and the U.S. Air Force Mishap
Prevention Program in particular.
The award has been given 77 times since its inception in 1977. According
the award selection criteria, the achievements of award recipients will
enhance the Air Force's mishap prevention program as a sustained
superior safety performance, now and in the future.
Glass is responsible for the management of the mishap prevention
programs that support 89 Air National Guard wings. For Glass, what
makes one a safety professional is a willingness to share one's
experience with those who seek his or her help.
"If we do our job really well, most people will never know what we did,"
Glass said. "We do not do what we do for recognition by any
organization, military or civilian, however, being recognized by your
peers in your profession across an entire country is an extraordinary
moment and a huge honor for all. It's a very humbling experience and,
on a personal note, validates all the hard work, time and effort we put
into our Air Force and Air National Guard Mishap Prevention Programs
across the entire nation."