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NEWS | Jan. 14, 2013

AMC announces 2012 Financial Management and Comptroller Award Winners

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Air Force officials recently released the winners of the 2012 Air Mobility Command Financial Management and Comptroller Awards and the 628th Comptroller Squadron came away with two individual awards.

Senior Master Sgt. Benjamin Manalastas received the Chief Master Sgt. Larry P. Gonzales Superintendent of the Year award and Gloria Thompson received the Financial Management Civilian of the Year award (GS-9 and above, Category II).

"Senior Master Sgt. Manalastas and Ms. Thompson constantly put the squadron's needs ahead of their own and I am so proud that their commitment to excellence has been recognized by AMC," said Maj. Laurie Lanpher, 628th CPTS commander. "Congratulations to both of you and good luck competing at the next step!"

"Please congratulate them and thank them for the great work they do keeping our wing "checkbooks" straight and the bills paid," said Col. Richard McComb, Joint Base Charleston commander.

See below for the complete list of winners:

The Major General Alfred K. Flowers Financial Management and Comptroller Organization of the Year
60th Comptroller Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, Calif.

Financial Analysis Office of the Year
92nd Comptroller Squadron, Fairchild AFB, Wash.

Financial Services Office of the Year: Financial Services Flight
436th Comptroller Squadron, Dover AFB, Del.

The Major General Frank R. Faykes Financial Management and Comptroller of the Year
Maj. James Oberg, 319th Comptroller Squadron, Grand Forks AFB, N.D.

Financial Management Officer of the year
Capt. Joshua Wolfram, 62nd Comptroller Squadron, JB Lewis-McChord, Wash.

The Chief Master Sergeant Larry P. Gonzales Superintendent of the Year
Senior Master Sgt. Benjamin Manalastas, 628th CPTS, JB Charleston, S.C.

Financial Management Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year
Master Sgt. Carla Myers, 87th Comptroller Squadron, JB McGuire - Dix - Lakehurst, N.J.

Financial Management Noncommissioned Officer of the Year
Tech. Sgt. Kathleen Anderson, 62nd CPTS, JB Lewis - McChord, Wash.

Financial Management Airman of the Year
Senior Airman Derek Kirkwood, 43rd Comptroller Flight, Pope Field, N.C.

Financial Management Civilian of the Year (GS-8 and below, Category I)
Nathan Link, 62nd CPTS, JB Lewis - McChord, Wash.

Financial Management Civilian of the Year (GS-9 and above, Category II)
Gloria Thompson, 628th CPTS, JB Charleston, S.C.

Resource Advisor of the Year-MAJCOM Level
Dean Musenbrock, HQ AMC/A7RA, Scott AFB, Ill.

Resource Advisor of the Year-Installation Level
Staff Sgt. Jason Yeargin, 62nd Operations Group, JB Lewis - McChord, Wash.

Outstanding Contribution to Financial Management and Comptroller-Officer-MAJCOM Level
Capt. John Forbes, HQ AMC/FMA, Scott AFB, Ill.

Outstanding Contribution to Financial Management and Comptroller-Civilian-MAJCOM Level
Dave Akemon, HQ AMC/FMF, Scott AFB, Ill.

Outstanding Contribution to Financial Management and Comptroller-Enlisted MAJCOM Level
Master Sgt. Johana Crudup, HQ AMC/FMP, Scott AFB, Ill.

Special Acts and Services Award - MAJCOM Level
AMC DTS Milbook Project, HQ AMC/FM, Scott AFB, Ill.

AMC TWCF Billing Improvement Initiatives, HQ AMC/FM, Scott AFB, Ill.

The Robert D. Stuart award for excellence in financial Management
Mary Lineham, 43rd Comptroller Flight, Pope Field, N.C.

AMC winners will go on to compete for Air Force-Level Comptroller Awards. Secretary of the Air Force/Financial Management will announce the results of the Air Force-wide competition.