5th CONS NCO wins Air Force award

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, ND -- The Air Force recently recognized an Airman from the 5th Contracting Squadron as the Air Force’s Outstanding Contracting Enlisted Member for 2005.

Tech. Sgt. Michael Weaver, 5th CONS acquisition flight NCO in charge credits the receipt of this award to strong family support along with excellent co-workers and leadership, who gave him the necessary strength and knowledge to succeed.

“I was totally blown away to learn that I had won the Air Combat Command award, so the thought of winning the Air Force level award never entered my mind,” he said. “Winning this award was definitely the highlight of my 16 years of service.”

Among his many accomplishments during the year, Sergeant Weaver administered a $1.6 million asphalt contract and completed $600,000 of renovations which improved driving conditions on base. Sergeant Weaver also managed $1.6 million heavy equipment which improved the capabilities and safety of construction projects. In addition, Sergeant Weaver administered a $3.6 million linen and laundry contract which is instrumental to daily base operations. He also deployed to Ali Air Base, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. There, he awarded 165 actions of mission essential services, supplies, construction and road repair worth $3 million.

In his off-duty time, Sergeant Weaver earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management as well as two degrees from the Community College of the Air Force in Contract Management and Logistics.

According to Maj. Timothy Klopfer, 5th CONS commander, Sergeant Weaver is the foundation his flight is built upon. His experience and judgment have provided a perfect example for the squadron’s new accessions and cross-trainees who start out in his flight to learn the craft of contracting, he said.

“Mike is dedicated to excellence and exemplifies service before self,” the major said. “He’s always the first to tackle the difficult problems and find a solution.”

“Having the honor of receiving such an important award in my career has really made me reflect on the individuals who have helped me throughout my career, said Sergeant Weaver. “Whether it be my supportive family, exceptional contracting team or the mentorship provided by supervisors and leadership, everyone played an important role in my career. I owe all my accomplishments to those individuals.”

Sergeant Weaver is scheduled to receive the award during a ceremony April 28 at the Pentagon.
USAF Comments Policy
If you wish to comment, use the text box below. AF reserves the right to modify this policy at any time.

This is a moderated forum. That means all comments will be reviewed before posting. In addition, we expect that participants will treat each other, as well as our agency and our employees, with respect. We will not post comments that contain abusive or vulgar language, spam, hate speech, personal attacks, violate EEO policy, are offensive to other or similar content. We will not post comments that are spam, are clearly "off topic", promote services or products, infringe copyright protected material, or contain any links that don't contribute to the discussion. Comments that make unsupported accusations will also not be posted. The AF and the AF alone will make a determination as to which comments will be posted. Any references to commercial entities, products, services, or other non-governmental organizations or individuals that remain on the site are provided solely for the information of individuals using this page. These references are not intended to reflect the opinion of the AF, DoD, the United States, or its officers or employees concerning the significance, priority, or importance to be given the referenced entity, product, service, or organization. Such references are not an official or personal endorsement of any product, person, or service, and may not be quoted or reproduced for the purpose of stating or implying AF endorsement or approval of any product, person, or service.

Any comments that report criminal activity including: suicidal behaviour or sexual assault will be reported to appropriate authorities including OSI. This forum is not:

  • This forum is not to be used to report criminal activity. If you have information for law enforcement, please contact OSI or your local police agency.
  • Do not submit unsolicited proposals, or other business ideas or inquiries to this forum. This site is not to be used for contracting or commercial business.
  • This forum may not be used for the submission of any claim, demand, informal or formal complaint, or any other form of legal and/or administrative notice or process, or for the exhaustion of any legal and/or administrative remedy.

AF does not guarantee or warrant that any information posted by individuals on this forum is correct, and disclaims any liability for any loss or damage resulting from reliance on any such information. AF may not be able to verify, does not warrant or guarantee, and assumes no liability for anything posted on this website by any other person. AF does not endorse, support or otherwise promote any private or commercial entity or the information, products or services contained on those websites that may be reached through links on our website.

Members of the media are asked to send questions to the public affairs through their normal channels and to refrain from submitting questions here as comments. Reporter questions will not be posted. We recognize that the Web is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage federal resources, moderating and posting of comments will occur during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Comments submitted after hours or on weekends will be read and posted as early as possible; in most cases, this means the next business day.

For the benefit of robust discussion, we ask that comments remain "on-topic." This means that comments will be posted only as it relates to the topic that is being discussed within the blog post. The views expressed on the site by non-federal commentators do not necessarily reflect the official views of the AF or the Federal Government.

To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include personally identifiable information, such as name, Social Security number, DoD ID number, OSI Case number, phone numbers or email addresses in the body of your comment. If you do voluntarily include personally identifiable information in your comment, such as your name, that comment may or may not be posted on the page. If your comment is posted, your name will not be redacted or removed. In no circumstances will comments be posted that contain Social Security numbers, DoD ID numbers, OSI case numbers, addresses, email address or phone numbers. The default for the posting of comments is "anonymous", but if you opt not to, any information, including your login name, may be displayed on our site.

Thank you for taking the time to read this comment policy. We encourage your participation in our discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.