Thursday, March 21, 2013

Airman with the right stuff wins award

Staff Sgt. Juan Roman, a 19th Contracting Squadron contracting specialist, led a seven member team to a $10 million end of fiscal year, with 70 percent of his team having less than two years experience. The team went on to win the 19th Mission Support Group Small Team of the 3rd Quarter, with Roman winning the 19th MSG noncommissioned officer in charge of the 3rd quarter, as well due to his leadership.

As a lead contract administrator, he was key to the squadron’s 5th largest output in history, more than $50 million, an increase of 10 percent over 2011.

Roman displayed his expertise in taking care of his customers, by rapidly procuring a first class, more than $200 thousand portable air conditioning system in 10 days versus the four-week average, enhancing the 19th Civil Engineering’s environmental control during the hot summer months. In addition, he issued six other HVAC system contracts valued at more than $200 thousand for various squadrons, replacing and upgrading air conditioning needs with energy efficient models, positioning Little Rock AFB to reduce base-wide energy consumption by 3 percent per year and potentially realizing a $50 thousand first year cost savings. 

Further, he teamed with Security Forces during a more than $80 thousand furniture buy; his solution driven attitude led to the purchase of 14 new workstations and increased work space by 15 percent, enabling a smooth squadron building transition and increased security readiness.

Lastly, during the 19th Medical Group Staff Assistance visit, his Self-Aid Buddy Care program was rated as “Excellent”, and he volunteered time at his local church, feeding 150 homeless weekly, and accumulated 32 hours during the Little Rock AFB July 4th celebration, Air Show and base blood drive.

Courtesy of the 19th Contracting Squadron

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