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Andersen's Best: Staff Sgt. Mellissa Seumanu, 36th Logisitics Readiness Squadron

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Staff Sgt. Mellissa Seumanu was awarded Andersen's Best here Dec. 16. As 36th Logistics Readiness Squadron deployment manager, Sergeant Seumanu ensures the 36th Wing quickly fills all Air Expeditionary Force taskings providing Pacific Air Power from Andersen Air Force Base.

Recently Sergeant Seumanu worked with 13th Air Force to coordinate two U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemasters III, deploying 27 Airmen and more than 21.3 short tons from the 644th Combat Communications Squadron to the Pacific Air Forces Keen Sword exercise.
Additionally, Sergeant Seumanu led an effort to streamline the deployment processing time for the 36th Contingency Response Group where 101 personnel and 86 short tons of cargo were quickly deployed to simulate a humanitarian exercise. Notably, she revamped the Flight Safety program to ensure full compliance.

"Sergeant Seumanu is a model NCO," said Capt. Christopher Jacobson, Installation Deployment officer. "As the Deployments NCO in charge, she has a huge scope of responsibility. She is the focal point for our installation to accurately support Combatant Commanders around the world by quickly supporting their personnel and cargo requirements."

According to the captain, Sergeant Seumanu's attention to detail is vital to ensuring affected squadrons are quickly notified and personnel arrive on time using approved transportation guidelines.

"Her work ethic continuously impresses me," Captain Jacobson continued. "She routinely finds projects to improve her section or the office as a whole. When assigned a program I know that she will make it back it better. For this she is a outstanding example of a dedicated Airmen."

For her outstanding performance, dedication, commitment to excellence and actions above and beyond expectations, the 36th Wing Command Post and wing leadership dub her Andersen's Best.

Andersen's Best is a recognition program which highlights a top performer from the 36th Wing. Each week, supervisors nominate a member of their team for outstanding performance and the wing commander presents the selected Airman with an award. To nominate your Airman for Andersen's Best, contact your unit chief or superintendent explaining their accomplishments.