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Tech. Sgt. Brian Noethlich, 460th Security Forces Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Brian Noethlich hails from Anchorage, Alaska, and is the 460th Security Forces Squadron's star performer. (Courtesy photo)

Tech. Sgt. Brian Noethlich hails from Anchorage, Alaska, and is the 460th Security Forces Squadron's star performer. (Courtesy photo)

Star Performer -- Tech. Sgt. Brian Noethlich, from the 460th Security Forces Squadron, is Team Buckley's Star Performer for the week of Nov. 24 through Nov. 30.

Name: Tech. Sgt. Brian Noethlich

Unit: 460th Security Forces Squadron

Time in Service: Ten Years

Duty Title: Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, security forces armory and combat arms instructor

Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska

Hobbies: Remodeling my house and pistol shooting.

How do your day-to-day duties contribute to mission success?
As the NCOIC of the armory, I ensure our forces are properly armed to complete their missions. I conduct inventories for accountability, perform weapons inspections and repair the weapons that are assigned to Buckley Air Force Base.

As a combat arms instructor I am responsible for providing small arms training to all Air Force personnel assigned to Buckley. This is really important not only for security forces members but also to other career fields that deploy in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. My job is to ensure that deploying personnel can confidently operate the M-4 carbine, M-16, 9 mm, M-870 shotgun, M-249 automatic rifle or M-240B machinegun.

Civil engineer and logistics readiness personnel have been tasked to run convoy operations during deployments and it's my job to make sure they have the proper weapons skills to return home safely.

If you could change one thing about the Air Force what would it be?
I would take the guesswork out of the assignment process. Everyone would change stations every four years. This would also provide more stable periods of home life and duty performance.

What has been your most memorable experience in the Air Force?
My deployment to Kyrgyzstan was my most memorable experience. It was great helping a country get back on its feet. It might have been the most fun I've ever had.

Duties, responsibilities, and accomplishments:
I manage Buckley's combat arms training and maintenance program, which consists of more than 400 weapons valued at $200,000.
I am responsible for the ammunition and explosive account directly supporting the force protection mission valued at $400,000.
I control and operate the base's firing range.
Most recently I was the NCO Academy distinguished graduate award November 2006. I was the 460th SFS Noncommissioned Officer of the quarter for the first quarter of 2006. I have also captured numerous squadron, group and wing awards prior to 2006.

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