Linebacker of the Week: Staff Sgt. Nicholas Greene

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  • By Airman 1st Class Emily Saxton

Andersen Air Force Base, Guam-- U.S. Air Force, Staff Sgt. Nicholas Greene, the noncommissioned officer in charge of administration assigned to the 36th Contingency Response 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.

After arriving at Andersen AFB in January 2022, Greene has been the sole member responsible for liaising with Military Personnel Flight for the 36 CRS. He manages commanders’ programs including evaluations, decorations, leave and sponsorship for 67 members. Greene directly supports the commander and director of operations, coordinating and scheduling calendar activities and events.

He has processed over 200 Military Personnel Data System duty titles, ratee changes and conducted 12 final out processing’s. Additionally, Greene is the records management custodian responsible for physical and legal custody of all records within the unit. He built the units electronic records management from the ground up.

“My favorite part about my current job is that I get to work with multiple people through various air force specialty codes,” said Greene.

Greene recently led personnel support for contingency operations for the operational readiness exercise, usually conducted by a personnelist, which proves the multi-capable Airman concept. He accomplished 12 accountability checks for 107 members across five squadrons, while assisting the command and control mission planning team. Greene has dedicated time to mentoring others, leading resiliency events for 15 personnel. His efforts led to him getting coined by the group commander.

“If I’m putting out a good example of how to conduct myself or how to work, then maybe it’ll be contagious and everyone can follow that same model,” said Greene.

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, Greene!