Partnerships Strengthen Defender Capabilities
By Malcolm McClendon, AFIMSC Public Affairs, 10 September 2020


Through an innovative acquisition model developed by the Air Force Installation Contracting Center, the Air Force Security Forces Center is now able to procure gear and resources for Security Forces Defenders much faster.

The model provides AFSFC with in-house, dedicated contracting subject matter experts from AFICC’s 771st Enterprise Sourcing Squadron’s Security and Protection Flight to handle strategic acquisition efforts for individual protective equipment, deployment-ready logistics detail equipment, small arms and light weapons accessories, and non-lethal weapon systems.

“For years, acquisition of Security Forces individual equipment and commodities was de-centralized and left to MAJCOMs and units to determine their own funding solutions and the right equipment for their mission,” Lt. Col. Barry Nichols, Director of Logistics at AFSFC, said. “Now under the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center construct, AFICC is able to support AFSFC with dedicated contracting SMEs and provide us the agility to execute quicker contracts, focus on strategic cost management, use market intelligence for data-driven decisions, and deliver products and services expeditiously to warfighters around the globe, making them even more lethal and ready.”

At AFSFC’s Desert Defender Ground Combat Readiness Training Center in Fort Bliss, Texas, Master Sgt. Clinton Duling, Security Forces Unit Type Code Manager, depends on this agile support to help acquire modernized and standardized expeditionary assets for deployed Defenders.

“When we get a request for equipment and support, we need to get it turned around ASAP, so we’re always looking into new processes or solutions to do that better,” Duling said. “The fact that we can identify a requirement to allow us to better support Defenders down range, and have a contract put in place just a short time after, is priceless.” 

The efficiencies of working with dedicated contracting specialists from the 771st have also helped AFSFC find standardized solutions for new M18 pistol holsters and new next-generation ballistic helmets to replace the legacy Advanced Combat Helmet, providing more protection and better fit for Airmen, Nichols added.

“As the success of this model continues to grow, Airmen and warfighters are going to continue to see that the Air Force Security Forces Center is constantly leaning forward to deliver modernized and innovative equipment solutions, and getting them into the hands of our Defenders as rapidly and efficiently as possible,” Nichols said.

Part of the AFIMSC portfolio, AFICC provides responsive and mission-enabling enterprise acquisition solutions for efficient and effective mission and installation operations across the Air Force, and AFSFC develops, delivers and executes security forces capabilities and associated programs for AF and Joint mission sets enabling a safe and secure operating environment.

New SF Career Field Manager Takes Office


Join me in welcoming Chief Master Sergeant Brian L. Lewis to the Air Staff. This was his first week as the Security Forces Career Field Manager! Chief Lewis has an impressive background and skillset needed in an environment where we are making huge changes in the career field. I look forward to working with Chief Lewis. His background is perfect for the Defenders we serve.  VR – Brig Gen Collins


Chief Master Sergeant Brian L. Lewis is the Security Forces Manager for Air Force Global Strike Command. Chief Lewis provides executive management and support to over 5,800 Security Forces Airmen assigned to nine wings at eight installations. He serves as the command’s primary Security Forces advisor on enlisted issues and interprets and ensures enforcement of nuclear and non-nuclear policy directives in order to execute combatant command war time taskings. He has held a variety of positions in the Security Forces career field, to include anti-terrorism officer, air base defense instructor and Major Command Inspector General Inspector.

Prior to assuming his current position, Chief Master Sergeant Lewis served as the Chief Enlisted Manager, 90th Security Forces Group, Francis E. Warren AFB, Wyoming.

1992 Security Police Technical School, Lackland AFB, TX
1992 Air Base Ground Defense Level I, Fort Dix, NJ
1996 Air Combat Command Pre-Ranger School, Nellis AFB, NV
1999 Airmen Leadership School (John Levitow Recipient), Aviano AB, Italy
2001 US Army Air Assault School (Distinguished Graduate), Ft Polk, LA
2002 Dynamics of International Terrorism, Hurlbert Field, FL
2002 Antiterrorism Instructor Qualification Course, Ft. Bragg, NC
2003 NCO Ground Combat Skills Level II (AETC Commander’s Award), Camp Bullis, TX
2003 Advanced Patrol Course, International Special Training Center, Pfullendorf, Germany
2004 USAF NCOA (Commandant’s Award & Distinguished Graduate), Kapaun AS, Germany
2007 Air Base Defense Command Course Level IV, Lackland Air Force Base, TX
2010 Deliberate & Crisis Action Planning Execution Manager, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
2010 USMC Advanced Officer’s Course, Quantico, VA
2012 Defense Threat Reduction Agency Nuc Wpns Inspection Crse, Kirtland AFB, NM
2012 USAF Inspection Agency Basic & Nuc Surety Inspection Crses, Barksdale AFB, LA
2014 Defense Threat Reduction Agency Nuc Response Directors Crse, Barksdale AFB, LA
2016 Chief’s Leadership Course, Gunter Annex, AL


  1. December 1992 – June 1995, Response Force Member and Nuclear Weapons Storage Area Entry Controller, McConnell Air Force Base, KS
  2. June 1995 – July 2001, Master Facility Operator, Combat Readiness Forces Instructor and NCOIC, 31st Fighter Wing Antiterrorism/Force Protection, Aviano Air Base, Italy
  3. July 2001 – August 2004, NCOIC, USEUCOM Antiterrorism/Force Protection Level II Training Course and NCOIC, USAFE Regional Training Center “Creek Defender,” Sembach Air Station, Germany
  4. August 2004 – August 2006, NCOIC, Security Forces Training, Protection Level 1 Flight Chief, and Standardization Evaluator, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey
  5. August 2006 – December 2009, NCOIC, Integrated Base Defense for Air Combat Command’s Regional Training Center “Silver Flag Alpha,” Creech Air Force Base, NV
  6. December 2009 – April 2012, Superintendent, Plans and Deployments, Headquarters, Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, LA
  7. April 2012 – November 2013, Superintendent, Support Branch Inspections, Office of the Inspector General, Headquarters, Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, LA
  8. November 2013 – June 2015, Superintendent, Operations, 2d Security Forces Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, LA
  9. June 2015 – February 2016, Security Forces Manager, 620th Ground Combat Training Squadron, Camp Guernsey, WY
  10. February 2016 – September 2017, Security Forces Manager, 90th Security Forces Squadron, Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, WY
  11. September 2017 – August 2018, Chief Enlisted Manager, 90th Security Forces Group, Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, WY
  12. August 2018 – Present, Security Forces Manager, Headquarters, Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, LA

Meritorious Service Medal with 7 oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with 5 oak leaf clusters
Naval Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with valor and 11 oak leaf clusters
Valorous Unit Award
Kosovo Campaign Medal with 1 device
Iraq Campaign Medal with 2 devices

Chief Master Sergeant – 1 January 2016

(Current as of September 2018)

2020 AFSFA Virtual National Meeting Registration

The AFSFA Board of Directors determined it is in the best interest of our national meeting attendees to cancel the 2020 National Meeting scheduled in Dayton, Ohio.

While not being able to meet physically is very disappointing to us all, AFSFA has planned a half-day virtual meeting registered members can view live on Saturday, 26 September 2020 on your computer, tablet or smart phone.

AFSFA members who receive their Security Forces Magazine in printed form through the mail will receive a registration package in the mail. Those who get their magazine electronically will get their registration package as an email with a link to the registration documents. Fill out the registration form and either mail or email the scanned registration form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

The virtual meeting will take place on 26 September 2020 between 1200 and 1600 hours EST. The virtual meeting will include: two briefings, one by USAF Top Cop and Chief; AFSFA updates from President Jim Saulnier, Vice President Joe Rector and John Probst; the reading of the Last Guardmount list; and Chapter of the Year, Board of Director election, Bullock Service Award and Hall of Fame results.

Members who register for the virtual meeting will receive three email notices providing them their own, personalized, single-use invitation link to join in the meeting. Just make sure you keep one of the emails to use the link to join the meeting. The first notice will be sent once AFSFA receives your completed registration form, another one-hour prior to the meeting and the third 15 minutes before the meeting starts. When you click on the JOIN button you will be taken either to the waiting room if you join in early or directly to the meeting once it has started. There is no other action needed by registered members to view the meeting.  

Due to size of the audience, the meeting will not be interactive meaning you will only be able to view and hear the presentations. But if you have questions for BGen Collins or CMSgt Lewis please submit them on your registration forms and we present selected questions to them at the end of their briefing.

In registration packages members will also receive the ballot to vote for the 2020 Board of Directors candidates and nomination forms for both the Col Jerry M. & Dr Lucille Y. Bullock Service Award and AFSFA Hall of Fame. Forms must be returned by 20 September.

2020 AFSFA Virtual National Meeting Registration documents

USAF Selects 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2020

July 20, 2020 | By Amy McCullough

The Air Force has selected 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year from a pool of 36 nominees representing major commands, direct reporting units, field operating agencies, and Headquarters Air Force. The Airmen were selected based on their “superior leadership, job performance, and personal achievements,” according to a USAF release.

The Airmen, listed here alphabetically, by command of assignment when selected, include:

Senior Airman Cassidy B. Basney, United States Space Force

Master Sgt. Douglas K. Brock, Air National Guard

Tech. Sgt. Jeremiah C. Camper, Air Education and Training Command

Senior Master Sgt. Verna L. Cannon-Golemboski, Air Force Special Operations Command

Senior Airman Roxanne Y. Darien, Air Force Materiel Command

Tech. Sgt. Yvonne N. Febles-Rosario, Air Mobility Command

Tech. Sgt. Nicole A. Gansert, Air Force Reserve Command

Senior Master Sgt. Christopher A. Haney, US Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa

Senior Master Sgt. Wilfred A. Morgan, Air Force Global Strike Command

Tech. Sgt. Matthew M. O’Neill, Air Combat Command


Senior Master Sgt. Christopher M. Ricks, Pacific Air Forces



Senior Airman Portia L. Short, Air Force District of Washington

The Outstanding Airman of the Year program debuted at AFA’s 10th annual National Convention in 1956, and the association has continued to shine a spotlight on the outstanding airmen from each major command every year since.

“AFA congratulates these outstanding leaders for their achievements in their careers thus far—and for all they still have ahead of them,” said AFA President and retired Lt. Gen. Bruce “Orville” Wright.

“I am always amazed by our Outstanding Airmen of the Year,” said AFA Chairman and former Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Gerald Murray. “We look forward to honoring and celebrating their achievements during AFA’s upcoming Virtual Air, Space & Cyber Conference in September.”


New SF Center Commander Focuses on Lethal, Ready Defenders

By By Vicki Stein, AFIMSC Public Affairs, August 13, 2020

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- The Air Force Security Forces Center welcomed Col. Aaron Guill as its new commander during a change of command ceremony Tuesday.

Col. Aaron Guill, center, is welcomed as he takes command of the Air Force Security Forces Center during a change of command ceremony held at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Aug. 11, 2020. Guill gained command from Col. Brian S. Greenroad, right. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarayuth Pinthong)

Guill becomes the center’s third commander since it became a primary subordinate unit under the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center in 2015. He takes over from Col. Brian Greenroad, who retires Aug. 14 after a 28-year Air Force career. Guill previously served as director of the Air Force Profession of Arms Center of Excellence at Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

“To the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center team, we are excited to join this team and to collaborate with you as together we execute the IMSC mission,” Guill said. “To the Air Force A4S team, I also look forward to collaborating and working with you as we work to enhance the lethality and readiness of the Defenders worldwide.”

Guill accepted command from Maj. Gen. Tom Wilcox, AFIMSC commander, who noted Guill’s nearly 30-year-career spanning assignments at various levels including three squadron commanders and leading five squadrons and 1,200 Airmen as the 341st Security Forces Group commander at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana.

“We are getting a tried and true warrior in Aaron,” Wilcox said. “He has proven himself across the Air Force multiple times and I am absolutely looking forward to where he is going to lead the center over the next two, three, four years.”

The security forces center trains, equips and manages program execution for the Air Force Security Forces enterprise across the globe. AFSFC’s subject matter experts provide support across the security forces mission set, including integrated defense, law and order operations, asset protection, equipment acquisition and distribution, Defender training, military working dog support and Air Force corrections programs.


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