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First 82nd TRW Wingman of Choice award winner
Brig. Gen. Michael Fantini, 82nd Training Wing commander, presents a coin to James Getchell, 82nd Force Support Squadron, for being named the 82nd TRW "Commander's Wingman of Choice" award winner Sep. 19, 2012, during the wing staff meeting. The weekly award was created to highlight the exemplary duty performance, community involvement and leadership of the award winner. (U.S. Air Force photo/Joshua Felton)
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82nd TRW announces first "Commander's Wingman of Choice" award winner

Posted 9/19/2012   Updated 9/19/2012 Email story   Print story


82nd Training Wing Public Affairs

9/19/2012 - SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- The 82nd Training Wing "Commander's Wingman of Choice" award program is the commander's way of acknowledging Airmen for a job well done and to recognize Airmen who exemplify the spirit of the program. 

Award recipients, who can be either military or government civilian employees, are nominated by their respective groups and also includes the wing staff agencies.  Criteria for consideration include outstanding duty performance, community involvement and exemplary leadership.

The inaugural 82nd TRW "Commander's Wingman of Choice" award winner is:

Name/Rank:  Mr. James Getchell, goes by "Jim"

Unit:  82nd Force Support Squadron

Duty Title:  Manpower Management Analyst

Hometown Salem, New Hampshire

Family:  Wife and two children

Years of service and time at Sheppard:  37 years of combined service, 10 years at Sheppard

Nomination quote "Mr. Getchell was nominated for this award for his exemplary duty performance.  Whenever anyone at the base or MAJCOM level interacts with the A1-Manpower and Personnel, there is nothing but praise for him.  His strong work ethic exemplifies the spirit of the "Commander's Wingman of Choice" award".

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