86th WSA manager earns Airlifter of the Week

Anthony Brown, WSA unit program manager, and members of the 86th Comptroller Squadron command support staff, pose for a photo at Ramstein Air Base, Oct. 3. Brown was recognized for spearheading the in- and out-processing of 116 Airmen within 30 calendar days.

Story & photo by
Airman 1st Class
Taylor D. Slater
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Anthony Brown, Wing Staff Agency unit program manager, was recognized as Airlifter of the Week Oct. 3.

Brown is Ramstein Air Base’s government travel card administrator, where his efforts cut the delinquency rate by 1 percent for more than 5,000 accounts in his portfolio. Brown also manages both the 86th Comptroller Squadron and Wing’s government purchase card account.
Col. Matt S. Husemann, 86th Airlift Wing vice commander, recognized Brown for his efforts.

“That’s impressive,” Husemann said. “What all that equals for us is money back to the Airmen. And so that tells me something about who you are and how you come in everyday to do that job.”

Additionally, Brown spearheaded the successful in- and out-processing of 116 Airmen within 30 calendar days.
Brown is a retired Master Sgt. from Des Moines, Iowa, who has worked 24 years for the Air Force. Brown previously worked as a unit program coordinator, taking care of maintainers at Mountain Home Air Force Base, he said when the opportunity came to move to Ramstein, he went for it right away.

“And it hasn’t disappointed,” Brown said. “I still feel that same energy, taking care of comptroller staff agencies and the members across the base.”

Brown said it feels awesome to be recognized.

“I don’t seek that kind of stuff out,” Brown said, “but when it happens, yeah, it’s pretty awesome. People are always telling me that I’m the ‘go-to’ person, but that’s not true because I have my teammates and we all do phenomenal work and all work super well together.”

The Airlifter of the Week program recognizes Ramstein personnel who, through their hard work and dedication, make the 86th AW the “World’s Best Wing.”