944th Fighter Wing 2021 CGO of the Year

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Reserve Citizen Airman Capt. Break Smith, 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, was awarded the winner of the 944th Fighter Wing Company Grade Officer of the Year for 2021. Smith led the largest Non-combatant Evacuation Operation in history, and served as officer-in-charge for the largest deployed patient staging hub. During that time, he served in 82 missions and saved 267 patients. Smith guided non-combatant evacuation patient transfers and coordinated seven aeromedical evacuation missions for 119 evacuees over four locations and secured healthcare for 57K refugees. He governed $1M in equipment and maintained quality control of $450K war reserve material packages in less than three days. He primed aeromedical evacuation for five tri-service locations in support of 100% medical ready members. Smith partnered with Host Nation Charities and organized donations to Afghanistan with 100K boxes to nurture relationships and standard of life for 28M people. Amongst his service accomplishments, he continued to demonstrate he is a lifelong learner by attending a 16-hour review course, 13 continuing education credits, and was earned his national nursing certification.