Space Wing Airman receives Air Force accolade
By Senior Airman Danny Monahan , Minot Air Force Base Public Affairs
/ Published May 11, 2006
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. --
The Air Force recently recognized an Airman from the 91st Space Wing Manpower office with the Air Force Manpower and Organization award for Professional Excellence for a senior noncommissioned officer.
“I am humbled and surprised to have won my career field’s highest award,” said Master Sgt. Brandy Drum. “I do my job to the best of my ability everyday whether I receive recognition or not. I am very honored to receive this award.”
During 2005, Sergeant Drum managed $79 million in resources for 14 organizations, 15 missile alert facilities and six helicopters, and saved the 91st SW $170,000 by leading a vehicle audit sighting vehicle inefficiencies.
“Sergeant Drum is truly the best [senior noncommissioned officer] that’s ever worked for me, bar none,” said Leroy Schoffstall, 91st SW Manpower and Organization. “I wish there were a higher award, but this award speaks for itself and the person who won it.”
In his off time, Sergeant Drum is a Meals on Wheels volunteer and donates his time driving a shuttle for the North Dakota State Fair.
According to Sergeant Drum, he owes the award to friends and family.
“There are three things I attribute my success to,” he said. “First, having God in my life. Second, my wife Julie, and my children Zack and Alicia have always supported me throughout my career. Lastly, the supervisors and co-workers who provided mentorship and lasting friendships that have enabled me to grow personally and professionally.”