90 LRS NCO recognized for outstanding performance: 20 AF top LRS tech credits wingmen
By Airman 1st Class Malcolm Mayfield, 90th Missile Wing Public Affairs
/ Published June 03, 2016
F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. --
A member of the 90th Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Management Flight received the has received the 20th Air Force ICBM Logistics Readiness Technician of the Year award from Air Force Global Strike Command. This is the fourth award the 90th LRS has received from 2015.
Tech. Sgt. Mortimer Jacobs, 90th LRS Multi-Purpose Vehicle Maintenance Shop NCOIC, received the award due to his efforts and leadership in the shop.
Though his name is on the award, Jacobs attributes the achievement to those around him.
"I work with a bunch of great people and we've won most of the awards in LRS for 20th Air Force," he said. "The almost two dozen people that work for me every day are the ones who are putting in the work and they are the foundation for my success.
Teamwork and dedication have been integral factors in the continued success of the squadron. Tony Janssen, 90th LRS Vehicle Management Flight chief, emphasized the importance of Jacobs within the unit to keep the mission running smoothly.
"We encompass not only vehicle maintenance, but also the acquisition, utilization and everything in-between," Janssen said. "Jacobs is a big part in ensuring we can do everything that we need to and give our defenders and civil engineering customers the vehicles they need, even with a lack in man power."
Janssen said that though Jacobs was named the technician of the year, his efforts and work greatly contributed to the success of the squadron receiving the LRS of the Year Non-Flying Unit 2015 award.
"He is not only handling his job, but also mentoring, training and making an effective team," Janssen said. "He is making sure when a Humvee comes in we look at the most effective and efficient way to get it back on the road and safe. You give him a task and he goes out and rallies the team to get that done.
Jacobs said he was honored to receive the award that recognizes his motivation and constant improvement within the flight, a standard he plans on maintaining.
"Though I'm the only one who joined the military in my family, I come from a family of overachievers, and I'm trying to keep that tradition going," Jacobs said. "I will maintain what we are doing now and work to improve what I can with the awesome team I have."