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.

EDUCATION
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

ASSIGNMENTS

  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

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
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

EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION
Chief Master Sergeant – 1 January 2016

(Current as of September 2018)

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.

 

New Policy Allows Privately Owned Firearms on Wright-Patt AFB for CCW Permit Holders
By Stacey Geiger, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs, 11 August 2020

Holders of a Federal Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act permit, Ohio concealed carry permit, or another state’s concealed carry permit that has a reciprocity with the state of Ohio, will be authorized upon approval to transport secured, privately owned firearms in their privately owned vehicles on to Wright-Patterson AFB. Registration will be implemented in three phases beginning August 17. (U.S. Air Force photo/R.J. Oriez)

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Base personnel will soon be able to request approval to transport licensed firearms to and from the installation. 

Holders of a Federal Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act permit, Ohio concealed carry permit, or another state’s concealed carry permit that has a reciprocity with the state of Ohio, will be authorized upon approval to transport secured, privately owned firearms in their privately owned vehicles.

 “We recognized that part of the population here was interested in seeing a change in our policy when it came to the transport of privately owned firearms on the installation,” said Maj. Julie Roloson, 88th Security Forces Squadron commander. “After much careful analysis, we established appropriate procedures to satisfy that intent without sacrificing the safety and security of the base.”

To be eligible, individuals must have a valid CCW permit, a valid Department of Defense identification card to include Common Access Cards, and must be either be Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, retired military, dependents 21 years or older and DoD civilian employees.

Implementation and registration will be conducted in three phases:

Phase 1: 17 August 2020, Active Duty Personnel

Phase 2: 15 September 2020, Guard, Reserve, and retired military

Phase 3: 15 October 2020, Dependents 21 years of age and older and DoD civilians

Individuals who wish to carry their POF on the installation must submit an Air Force Form 1314, Firearm Registration, sign a Statement of Understanding for Possession of POF.  In addition, Security Forces Pass and Registration will validate all CCW permits and conduct a records check.

For Active Duty, Guard, Reserve and DoD civilians, individuals must complete and submit the AF Form 1314 to their unit commander or equivalent for authorization. Once approved, individuals will present the form to the Security Forces Pass and Registration office.

Retired military and dependents 21 years and older will need to go to the Security Forces Pass and Registration office to complete the AF Form 1314. Individuals must provide their name and an identification number such as social security, state identification card or driver’s license.

Authorizations will be valid for two years provided the individual remains qualified.

Further rules and guidance will be provided by Security Forces Pass and Registration during the POF registration process.  

POFs may be registered with the 88th Security Forces Pass and Registration office located in building 286 in Area A.  Registration hours are Monday through Friday, 2 to 4 p.m. For additional information, contact the Security Forces Pass and Registration at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (937) 257-6246.

 

USAF LEOSA Credentials Change to Indefinite!

Attention past and present Defenders, for the past 24 months, DCS has collaborated with the United States Air Force to facilitate service-required changes to the LEOSA credential. We are pleased to announce that going forward “all” Air Force credentials will be printed with the Air Force Security Forces Center address in lieu of personal home addresses. In addition, the 926C Retired/Separated credentials will no longer have an expiration date and will be printed with the word,  “Indefinite.” All previously issued credentials are still valid. For those customers desiring to have credentials that reflect the recent changes, you may do a Service Request to have your credential updated. We thank you for your patience and cooperation, and as always, we continued to strive to take care of all our LEOSA customers. For more information visit the DCS LEOSA web site https://leosaonline.com/

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