COMUSAFE presents ACE coins 

Four members of Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe were presented with Airmen Committed to Excellence coins here at a recent Safety Call.

Senior Master Sgt. David White, security forces programs and acquisitions manager, Maj. Anissa Bowers, chief of the budget integration branch, Mark Weltz, Intelligence resource advisor and Maj. Clinton Mixon, chief of F-15E weapons and tactics programs for Operations, were presented the ACE coins by Gen. Robert H. “Doc” Foglesong, USAFE commander, Aug. 8.

ACE awards recognize USAFE Airmen for their commitment to excellence and dedication to the Air Force mission.

Sergeant White ensured proper fiscal management of command air base defense, base physical security systems and antiterrorism and force protection programs valued in excess of $52 million. By challenging an erroneous vendor bill, he saved the Air Force $18,000.

Major Bowers wrote the sourcing plan for a $100-million budget bill that minimized impact to USAFE flying operations and orchestrated funding to support Eagle Flag.

Mr. Weltz managed an $18.8 million intelligence budget and was responsible for standing up a U-2 ground station four years early with no funding.

Major Mixon resurrected “Excalibur,” a multinational bombing competition, increasing European joint fighter training, and managed USAFE’s $2.6 billion training munitions and $11 million range account.

The ACE award consists of a numbered medallion the size of a Texan belt buckle and is engraved with the recipient’s name. There have been 53 coins presented since its inception in October 2003.
(Courtesy of USAFE News Service)