By Marcus Hill | 50th Space Wing Public Affairs
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The 50th Security Forces Squadron parlayed their work and training into a pair of accolades Feb. 27.
The 50th SFS earned United States Space Force’s outstanding medium SFS award for units between 120-250 members.
Master Sgt. Spencer Wallace, 50th SFS section chief, earned the Col. Billy Jack Carter award, which highlights an Airman who made the most significant contribution to protecting Air Force personnel and resources during the fiscal year.
Maj. Adam Morgan, 50th SFS commander, knows the awards amounts to more than just a plaque or certificate for the unit and individuals — it indicates their initiatives worked.
“We took care of our Airmen and focused on (noncommissioned officers) and took care of them. At the same time, we pushed them up for achievements and accomplishments,” he said. “This validates the accomplishments and the work that even the junior level NCOs were doing.”
The squadron amassed several accomplishments in 2019, which includes: increasing engagement for the 50th Network Operations Group, getting support from their host tenants, providing increased support for anti-terrorism integrated defense program management assistance and identifying gaps in 50th SFS’s intrusion detection system.
Morgan praised the efforts of the Airmen and how they’ve adapted to the training applied by himself and the 50th SFS. Watching his team make strides shows the Airmen care about their duties.
“We’re pretty proud of our work ethic and how we’re perceived compared to other installations on the Front Range,” Morgan said. “I get accolades nearly every week on how professional my folks are and how they take care of business.”
Wallace assisted with Airmen during his deployment from spring through summer 2019 and aligned the 50th SFS’s programs with unit effectiveness inspections, set up training venues for his team and assisted Airmen with their duties during his deployment.
“To earn this award is very gratifying and humbling,” Wallace said. “It felt good to know that I was recognized and that I beat out my peers. It feels good to know my work was noticed as being the best.”
Though Wallace realizes the significance of the award, he understands his individual honor came to fruition because of his team.
“It feels good when I see one of my teammates win,” Wallace said. “It’s like when you get your child or a niece or nephew a present and they’re so happy about the present. It’s more rewarding for me to give the gift than to receive the gift. It’s more gratifying seeing somebody else succeed and knowing I took part in helping them succeed.”
The 50th SFS and Wallace will officially be recognized 2:30 p.m. March 12 at Bennie’s.