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22nd SOPS, Det 5 Airman invaluable to unit operations

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  • By Airman Carissa Wolff
  • 36th Wing Public Affairs
As the quality assurance evaluator, security manager, facility manager and direct supervisor for 29 government contracted employees, Tech. Sgt. Lee Galbraith, 22nd Space Operations Squadron, Detachment 5 superintendent, is a busy individual.

Sergeant Galbraith was chosen as a Top Performer by Maj. Eleanor Peredo, 22nd SOPS, Det. 5 commander, for his dedication and outstanding performance in his duties.
"Sergeant Galbraith stands out as a highly efficient and versatile Airman," Major Peredo said. "He is responsible for a gamut of site programs and projects, is a quick learner and solid communicator. He deals with various unit-level and headquarters agencies on a regular basis, and is able to negotiate sensitive issues and remains poised and focused in all situations."

Sergeant Galbraith also holds the additional duties of government purchase card purchaser, self-inspection monitor and ancillary training monitor, but still finds time to ensure that Det. 5 is meeting its overall mission.

"Even though Sergeant Galbraith hold several titles, they do not adequately speak to the crucial role he plays in overall mission execution, cohesiveness and morale of the Det. 5 team," Major Peredo said. "Sergeant Galbraith brings our contractors and Airmen together to work as a team every day. He has been vital in keeping open communications and getting problems solved with mission-impacting deficiencies, facility upkeep and standards, and quality of life concerns. Air Force personnel are outnumbered by contractors at our site, but Sergeant Galbraith's 'HUAH' style is a great reminder of our military organization and purpose."

Though Sergeant Galbraith's job can be stressful at times, it has proved to be an invaluable tool and learning experience.

"I value my position because it has definitely prepared me to be a senior noncommissioned officer," Sergeant Galbraith said. "I'm doing tasks on a daily basis as a technical sergeant which are typically handled by master sergeants and above."

Soon, Sergeant Galbraith's experience and knowledge of senior NCO tasks will pay off because he was recently selected to be promoted to the rank of master sergeant.

"I had a good feeling about testing for master sergeant," Sergeant Galbraith said. "Even though I was confident about the test, I still studied and worked hard to ensure I did well on the test. I'm excited about becoming a master sergeant."

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