MSgt. Jahara A. Brown. Courtesy photo via AFA.
MSgt. Jahara A. Brown is one of the 12
Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2019, an award recognizing airmen
for superior leadership, job performance, community involvement, and
personal achievement over the preceding 12 months. The 12 Airmen of the
Year will be formally recognized at AFA’s Air,
Space & Cyber Conference Sept. 16-18 in National Harbor, Md.
Duty Title: Plans and Programs Superintendent
Organization: 78th Security Forces Squadron, Robins AFB, Ga.
Home of Record: Atlanta, Ga.
MSgt. Brown directs 25 military and
civilian personnel in developing and maintaining security plans for the
protection of $18.7 billion in assets and 24,000 personnel. His
expertise in law enforcement and security proved evident in his
leadership of 85 personnel during 64 patrol responses that netted 32
criminals. While deployed as a combat arms program manager, he
streamlined the movement of 1,500 weapons in 48-hours, aiding the
success of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's airstrikes against
Syria. A true wingman, MSgt. Brown sustained injuries during a
vehicle rollover where he quickly reacted to save the lives of six other airmen. Finally, MSgt. Brown mentored 420 airmen during three TED Talks cultivating an environment of ownership versus rentership.
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