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Andersen Airman nominated for PACAF award

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  • By Airman 1st Class Daniel Owen
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A 554th RED HORSE Squadron member has been selected as Pacific Air Force's nominee for the 2007 Lance P. Sijan USAF Leadership Award.

Master Sgt. David Corbett, a cantonments supervisor, received the nomination for his critical contribution to the 554 RHS' move from Osan Air Base, Korea to Andersen. 

He was the first member of his squadron to arrive here, and served as the first sergeant, superintendent and chief enlisted manager. Currently, as the cantonment superintendent, he is in charge of five shops, along with equipment operators, logistic personnel and other operations.

"Master Sgt. Corbett has set the example for others to follow," said Maj. Gen. Edward A. Rice, Jr. PACAF vice commander. "He is truly deserving of this recognition." 

The award recognizes the accomplishments of officers and enlisted members who have demonstrated the highest qualities of leadership in the performance of their duties and the conduct of their lives.

"I was surprised," said Sergeant Corbett when asked about his reaction to the news. "I was thrilled that my leadership thought that much of me."

Sergeant Corbett attributed his nomination to all the hard-working Airmen who work with him.

According to the packet submitted by Sergeant Corbett's leadership for his nomination, the Airmen under him stayed focused and on track 24 hours a day, and seven days a week. He set the stage for 33 million dollars, 2.8 thousand tons in material, and 160 Airmen for the mandated transfer from Osan to Andersen. He excelled in the senior master sergeant billet and masterfully led 55 personnel, spanning five Air Force specialty codes, in six crafts.

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