SSgt. Gary G. Jeffrey III. Courtesy photo via AFA.
SSgt. Gary G. Jeffrey III 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: Medical Materiel Technician
Organization: 81st Medical Support Squadron, Keesler AFB, Miss.
Home of Record: Tiffin, OH
SSgt. Jeffrey led the wing’s flu vaccine
program by securing 190,000 doses and coordinating with four agencies,
ensuring immunizations for three Defense Department sites five weeks
early. He secured a cross-command leech treatment transfer within 24
hours, avoiding a two-week patient care delay, ultimately saving a
patient’s limb. He designed training for 29 accounts, briefing three
acquisition processes to 96 customers, cutting 1,500 errors and
decreasing delivery time from seven days to one. He balanced cost center
operations, certifying 44 Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve
accounts, worth $670,000, supporting one of three national disaster
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