JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. –
When the Air Force Chief of Information Dominance and Chief of Information Officer, Lt. Gen. William Bender announced the winners of the 2014 Air Force Information Dominance awards, a Joint Base Charleston Airman found her name on the short list.
Senior Airman Jennie Short, 628th Communications Squadron knowledge operator, was selected out of more than 1,770 other deserving Airmen to be named the Air Force's Outstanding Knowledge Operations Management Airman of the Year.
The Air Force Knowledge Operations Management recognized information dominance by Air Force officers, enlisted, federal civilian employees, teams and units for sustained superior performance while providing dominance and cyberspace support to Air Force and Department of Defense missions and operations.
"This award belongs to more than me," said Short, a native of Bozeman, Mont. "Because, without the programs offered or my amazing team and the wonderful customers I work with, I wouldn't be where I am."
According to Short, the award isn't the most rewarding aspect. The best part of her job is simply the job itself, and the people she works with, in and out of the office.
"It's rewarding for me to see my efforts recognized," said Short. "However, my leadership is very supportive and recognizes my efforts throughout the year. Their mentorship and encouragement is very motivational."
According to Maj. Chris Landwehr, 628th Communications Squadron commander, the award is well deserved.
"Senior Airman Short has a passion for what she does," said Landwehr. "Airmen of the 628th Communications Squadron are extremely proud she has been recognized for her outstanding service. She is proactive, her positive can-do attitude is contagious and she personifies the Air Force Core Values."
According to Short, the secret to her success is no secret at all.
"I take pride in my job, regardless of if nobody notices," said Short. "That's because it's not about winning awards, it's about having pride in what you do. Sticking to the Air Force's core values is the best advice I could give anyone."
In addition to having integrity, service before self and excellence in all she does, Short's other tip for her peers is maintaining a positive attitude.
According to her leadership, her attitude and outlook on professionalism just touches the surface to how deserving she is.
"The recognition is well deserved and captures all of the great work and exceptional support her and her team accomplish on a regular basis for Joint Base Charleston and our mission partners," said Landwehr.