Linebacker of the week: SSgt Jordan Tschoepe

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  • By Airman 1st Class Breanna Christopher Volkmar
  • 36th Wing Public Affairs

Andersen Air Force Base, Guam-- U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jordan Tschoepe, the unit deployment manager assigned to the 736th Security Forces Squadron, was recognized as the 36th Wing’s Team Andersen Linebacker of the Week, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Oct. 20, 2022.

The Team Andersen Linebacker of the Week recognizes outstanding enlisted, officer, civilian and total force personnel who have had an impact on achieving Team Andersen’s mission, vision and priorities.

As the unit deployment manager, Tschoepe acts as a liaison for the unit commander ensuring all personnel and cargo meet deployment readiness preparation for international requirements. She composes Defense Readiness Reporting System-Strategic (DRRS)/American Expeditionary Forces reporting tool data for the 736 SFS, 36 WG and Pacific Air Forces. Tschoepe recently oversaw a 30-day joint nation training exercise and coordinated the DRRS, mission essential task listings and individual medical readiness updates for 21 members tasked in Australia. She exemplified the 36 WG’s mission to project airpower, expand combat capability and strengthen partnerships from the Forward Edge of the Indo-Pacific.

Additionally, Tschoepe manages PACAF’s highest operations tempo for the Indo-Pacific region, mobilizing 173 temporary duties and supporting 65 missions utilizing five unit type codes annually for the Indo-Pacific region.

“When I came to Andersen, it definitely changed my point of view on security forces,” said Tschoepe. “It’s not just the law enforcement now, but with the CRG, it shows me a different aspect of what security forces has as a whole.”

Finally, Tschoepe proved vital to the mission by instructing pre-deployment training courses for PACAF’s security forces regional training center, which trains up to 800 students annually and supports the regions subject matter exchange exercises. Her hard work provides an essential platform for the 36 WG commander’s priorities of designing and developing multi-capable Airmen, operationalizing the base, cultivating regional and local partnerships and advancing quality of life and quality of service.

“I think it’s important for NCO’s to lead by example,” said Tschoepe. “Being an NCO, you have Airmen underneath you, so you want to make sure you’re showing them that doing hard work will pay off.”

The term Linebacker is rooted deep within Team Andersen’s history. Operation Linebacker II took place on Dec. 18, 1972, and was the largest number of heavy bomber strikes launched by the U.S. Air Force since the end of World War II. During the operation, B-52s from Andersen flew round-the-clock bombing missions over North Vietnam to destroy major targets in Hanoi and Haiphong in an effort to bring the Democratic Republic of Vietnam back to negotiations.

The recipient will have the opportunity to sign a “Linebacker” football jersey that will be displayed in the Wing Headquarters building.

Way to go, Tschoepe!