Security Manager of The Year awarded to members of the 507th Security Forces Squadron
By Senior Airman Mark Hybers, 507th Air Refueling Wing, Public Affairs
/ Published March 21, 2013
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Two members of the 507th Security Forces Squadron received the 72nd Air Base Wing 2012 Security Manager of the Year Award during the Tinker AFB quarterly security manager meeting held here on Feb 20, 2013.
Master Sgt. Eric Kiddie and Tech. Sgt. Ricky Buettner received the award for going above and beyond their normal security manager duties, while helping the 507th Air Refueling Wing through its yearly inspection. Kiddie and Buettner received zero write-ups during the inspection - a feat very few organizations achieve each year, said Merle Norman, base information protection specialist.
"Kiddie has always stayed on top of his stuff," said Norman. "But this year was better than ever.
Buettner said staying balanced between security management and normal day to day activities is very difficult.
"It's a real challenge to do our day to day job and stay on top of security management," he said.
Norman went on to say Kiddie and Buettner are also exceptional trainers, ensuring 100 percent of their people are trained and it's documented.
The award is given each year to the security manager who's initiative, integrity and personal conduct along with inspection status goes above and beyond the normal expectation. Kiddie and Buettner are the first security managers from the 507th in over 10 years to win the base-wide award.
"It's quite an honor," said Kiddie. "Receiving the award re-enforces the effort that Tech. Sgt. Buettner and I put into our daily duties."