SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --
The first ACE award for his instructor and another great example for Sheppard to show the world that excellence does run in the blood of our Airmen. Our Airmen are excellent, but not every excellent Airman receives an ACE award, to go above and beyond excellent and ACE the technical training course well, there isn't even really a right word for it! Superb? Magnificent? Perfect? Let's just call it another day in the life of this Airman.
Airman Joshua Olesen, received the ACE award for the Special Operation Forces/Personnel Recovery (SOF/PR) integrated instrument flight control systems apprentice course held at Sheppard. He scored perfect 100 percent scores on all his block tests within the 10-week/ 47-academic day course. Olesen learned concepts such as how to operate and maintain instrument and flight controls systems interpret findings and recommend corrective actions; diagnose malfunctions using technical orders, schematics, wiring diagrams and more.
Rank/Name: Airman Joshua Olesen
Unit (gaining): 446th AMXS JBLM WA
Duty title: Instrument Flight Control Systems Apprentice
Hometown: Tacoma, Washington
Time in Service: 10 months
Why you joined: To better myself and find my purpose
Family: June Medrzycki (Mother), Michael Olesen (Father), Sarena Billschalp (Sister), Ryan Medrzycki (Brother), Miyo Olesen (Late-Grandmother)
Hobbies: Chess, Anime and Hiking
Favorite aspect of job: The challenging and technical nature of the job. We need to use science, math and physics to get the job done.
Most memorable Air Force experience: When I realized I really was an Airman in the U.S. Air Force.
How do you make responsible choices: I have learned to stay humble. There is always something you don't know so I push myself to do my best and learn from those around me.
Instructor: Tech. Sgt. Bryon Weston
Question for Instructor: Amn Olesen is my first Ace Award winner which is very important to me. It lets me know that information I convey to my students is meaningful instruction that will help them in their future endeavors. Amn Olesen displayed some of the best airmanship I have ever seen. He set himself apart from his peers as an Airman Leader and excelling in his academics. Amn Olesen showed an abundant amount of enthusiasm when it came to course material by asking questions and help his fellow Airmen in the classroom as he was always hungry for more information. I expect great things from Amn Olesen as he continues as a valued member of the world's greatest Air Force.