The 86th Airlift Wing Wing Staff Agencies consist of several base units organized directly under the wing.
“The Wing Staff Agencies are a diverse group of offices that provide crucial support to the wing commander, senior leaders and wing Airmen to meet mission requirements,” said Col. Leslie Smith, 86th AW vice commander. “Each office contributes a skill set needed for the wing to operate effectively, efficiently and in compliance with AFIs (Air Force Instructions) — both host nation and U.S. laws — and other guidance.”
These organizations perform very specific functions for the wing and the Airmen of the 86th AW and include: antiterrorism and force protection; chaplains; comptroller squadron (finance); command post; commander’s executive administrators; community engagement; community support coordinator; exercise; inspections and readiness; historian; information protection; inspector general; judge advocate; equal opportunity; protocol; public affairs; safety office; and sexual assault response coordinator.
WSA Airmen handle a wide variety of functions for the wing, but Smith said one of the most notable traits is not what they do, but how they do it.
“The best part of working with WSA Airmen is getting to watch them in action,” Smith said. “For many who came to the WSA, they did so by stepping out of their comfort zones and are now working programs, superbly I might add, that impact the entire wing. It’s fun to watch them take on greater responsibility and grow as Airmen and leaders.”
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