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NEWS | Dec. 17, 2014

628th SFS SNCO named one of AMC’s best

By Trisha Gallaway 628th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Air Mobility Command recently named a 628th Security Forces Squadron member as one of its annual security forces award winners.

Master Sgt. David Adcox, 628th SFS, was named the Outstanding Security Forces Flight Level winner in the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer category.

Adcox has filled in as the squadron's superintendent, where he led 403 Security Forces Airmen at 119 different posts. He also deployed with 18 Airmen to Afghanistan, ensuring three forward operating bases had enhanced security.

While deployed, Adcox managed the area of responsibilities second largest search area. He vetted more than 630,000 personnel and searched more than 125,000 vehicles. Of those, 26 individuals were not allowed access to the installation and 40 contraband items were seized. 

Adcox also led 80, outside-the-wire patrols with host nations. During these patrols, he secured a 23- square mile perimeter, thwarting surface to air missile threats, ensuring 6,000 combat sorties were able to take off on time. 

Self-improvement also played in role in his Adcox's award selection. He was selected by the 628th Air Base Wing commander to attend the Dale Carnegie Leadership course where he gained team building and communication skills. Cox was awarded the weekly "Top Speaker" award four different times.

Finally, he led the 2014 Police Week events where he coordinated the jail/bail evasion challenge and retreat.  Police Week is an annual remembrance, honoring police officers who lost their lives while serving the public.

"I'm elated that Master Sgt. Adcox received this prestigious award which truly acknowledges his leadership and numerous sacrifices, contributions and successes," said Lt. Col. Warren Brainard, 628th SFS commander. "Master Sgt. Adcox epitomizes the qualities and characteristics recognized in this award and he will represent Joint Base Charleston's defenders well as he competes at the Air Force level."