Three earn Tuskegee Airmen Awards

Three earn Tuskegee Airmen Awards

Marilyn C. Holliday

Three Airmen will represent the 70th Intelligence Wing during the Tuskegee Airmen Award competition at Air Combat Command level.

The three division award winners are: Capt. Roger C. Bishop, Capt. Robert W. Williams Military Award recipient; Senior Master Sgt. Vanessa Robinson, Chief Master Sergeant Fred Archer Military Award; and Tech. Sgt. Brent Hadway, Senior Master Sergeant Margaret Frances Barbour Military Award recipient.

Capt. Roger Bishop

Captain Bishop is the Global Threat Analyst chief from the 91st Intelligence Squadron. According to his nomination package, he was hand-selected to brief the U.S. Ambassador, the first non-division branch chief to brief at this level.

In his professional development, he completed the Marine Corps Institute’s four-part amphibious warfare school non-resident program phase II, completed the Aerospace Power Course from Air University with a score of 100 and also completed the incident response to terrorist bombing course from New Mexico Tech. “Hands down the best,” Lt. Col. Darren Medlin, 91st IS commander, said. “We turn to him for high profile customers; state department, NASA, Department of Emergency and White House. He increases threat awareness of U.S. info systems by bringing hard-hitting briefings to forefront of the fight.”

Senior Master Sgt. Vanessa Robinson

Sergeant Robinson is the chief of the Information Management Branch and the 3A0X1 functional manager. Sergeant Robinson established the 70th IW Web Policy and Procedures, ensuring the wing staff, three groups and 10 squadron web sites were populated with appropriate information. She also authored the first wing policy for the Headquarters Air Intelligence Agency Freedom of Information Act program.

In the professional development category, she completed two 40-hour college level courses in computer hardware and software. She also completed 14 hours towards information technology certification, complementing her bachelor’s degree in management.

She was also the chairman for the 2003 Air Force Birthday Ball and the project officer for the wing’s change of command ceremony this year.

“Red hot performer,” Col. Fred Gortler, 70th Intelligence Wing commander, said. “She is a superior leader and mentor … driven to excellence.”

Tech. Sgt. Brent Hadway

Sergeant Hadway is the Security Forces Flight commander. Sergeant Hadway initiated anti-terrorism and force protection briefings to wing and group personnel and also led the field with more than 3,600 customer service requests.

He is also very active in the community, mentoring five students weekly at local elementary schools and tutoring four hours each week. He also helped prepare packages for deployed troops over four weekends.

“Simultaneously excelled as both the squadron SF flight commander (master sergeant position) and the wing SF chief (senior master sergeant position) … amazing,” Lt. Col. John Kaplan, 694th Support Squadron commander, said. “He revamped the security briefing, giving the commander more info at his fingertips.”

By Tech. Sgt. Marilyn C. Holliday

70th IW/PA

Fort Meade, Md.

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