SrA. Justin Allen Starks. Courtesy photo via AFA.
SrA. Justin Allen Starks 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: Fire & Emergency Services Driver and Operator
Organization: 11 Civil Engineer Squadron, JB Andrews, Md.
Home of Record: Reston, Va.
SrA. Starks is a driver and operator for Joint Base Andrews’
Fire & Emergency Services, where he is the lead trainer for 25
personnel. Starks responded to 11 motor vehicle accidents, seven
suspicious package emergencies and four fires, safeguarding 16,000
personnel. As a staff assistant, he scrutinized 53 training records and
corrected 231 errors, realigning the flight within Air
Force Instruction and validating the department’s 2018 accreditation
selection. SrA. Starks received the first-ever Military Honeywell
Scholarship from the International Association of Fire Chiefs, which
showcased firefighter training across the enterprise.
He completed his master’s degree in Public Administration with a 3.9
grade point average, and authored two books on investing and finance.
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