944th Fighter Wing 2021 First Sgt of the Year

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Reserve Citizen Airman First Sgt Senior Master Sgt. Joseph Gordoa, 924th Maintenance Squadron, was awarded the 944th Fighter Wing First Sgt of the Year for 2021. Gordoa was the lead Shirt for Unit Training Assembly newcomers. He briefed them on Airman expectations, resources, and UCMJ to enhance the 40 new members’ knowledge of unit and mission requirements. Gordoa led and trained undershirts on roles, responsibilities, and resources allowing the Senior Non-Commissioned Officers a smooth transition for their additional duties all while upholding his group First Sgt requirements. Gordoa supported one of his deployed Airmen by briefing an employer on USERRA rights, fostering a seamless civilian reemployment return. He established the Fighter Group Airmen’s Council, organized leadership, and held four development events for 152 personnel. He was ultimately was coined by Fighter Group Command Chief for his work.