Finance office has AF winner

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, ND --

The Air Force recently recognized an Airman from the 5th Comptroller Squadron as the Air Force’s Outstanding Financial Manager Senior Noncommissioned Officer for 2005. 

“This is truly the highlight of my Air Force career,” said Master Sergeant Sterling Williams. “It was never on my radar.”

During the year, Sergeant Williams served more than 17,000 customers with an average wait time of less than six minutes. While deployed to support CJTF-76 in Afghanistan, he closed out more than 2,000 obligations valued in excess of $300 million and was hand-picked to forward deploy to Karsi-Khanabad, Uzbekistan, to assist in drawdown activities. His deployed efforts earned him the Joint Service Commendation Medal. 

According to Maj. Miles Mathieu, 5th CPTS commander, Sergeant Williams was integral to the 5th Comptroller Squadron finishing second out of 15 Air Combat Command finance units.

In his off-duty time, Sergeant Williams is an avid volunteer; donating time delivering Meals-on-Wheels and coordinated Martin Luther King, Jr., Reading Day for children and senior citizens.

According to Major Miles Mathieu, Sergeant Williams is a professional leader and hardened warrior.

“Sergeant Williams fits any definition of a leader, manager, and mentor, said Major Mathieu. “[He is an] obvious Air Force winner.”

Sergeant Williams accepts his award at the Department of Defense Financial Manager Professional Development Institute meeting May 31 in San Diego.

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