Controller wins MAJCOM annual award

by Senior Airman Aaron-Forrest Wainwright
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 86th Airlift Wing command post on Ramstein recently recognized one of their own when they named the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Airman of the year.

This award is a way of recognizing the outstanding performance of 86th AW command post-emergency actions controller, Airman 1st Class Brandon Tiffany. Tiffany has been the wing staff Airman of the quarter, led four training briefings, and taught 17 Airmen four different training plans and upgrade requirements.

“Just being considered for this award was great,” Tiffany said. “But actually being able to win it makes it that much better.”

Tiffany also assisted the evacuations in Benghazi, Libya, after the attacks on the U.S. Embassy by coordinating support efforts.

“Tiffany takes initiative and goes above and beyond what is expected of him,” said Staff Sgt. Toccara Survillion, 86th CP emergency action controller and Tiffany’s direct supervisor. “He takes on and completes tasks that are usually done by NCOs as an (Airman).

“The tasks he has tackled have directly impacted our mission here at Ramstein,” Survillion said. “I put him in for the award because of his dedication to the command post, and the whole Kaiserslautern Military Community; I am very proud of him.”

He has also finished his bachelor’s degree in English and completed multiple training requirements for his Community College of the Air Force degree in emergency management.