AF lauds SA with warfighter integration award

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  • By Wayne Amann
  • AFOSI Public Affairs
The 2015 General John P. Jumper Award for Excellence in Warfighting Integration Enlisted Airman of the Year is Special Agent Jeffrey Wills, 2nd Field Investigations Squadron, Joint Base Andrews, Md.

The Jumper Award recognizes individuals for sustained superior performance and outstanding contributions to the integration of Air Force or DoD warfighting or operations support capabilities that shorten the kill chain and enhance the decision cycle.

Brig. Gen. Keith M. Givens, Air Force Office of Special Investigations commander, made the announcement in a command-wide email Jan. 12.

"To put this in perspective: for the Jumper Awards and the Air Force Dominance Professionals of the Year there were 328 total force nominees competing in 21 award categories," Givens wrote. "Special Agent Wills was the only OSI member who garnered one of the prestigious awards."

"I'm truly humbled and honored by this prestigious award and share its recognition with my entire flight," Wills said. "Being an OSI Special Agent is an awesome experience and being able to pursue threats to the Air Force within cyberspace is a cherry on top."

The award period is based on a fiscal year calendar, Oct. 1 to Sept. 30. Each category winner will receive an engraved plaque accompanied by Air Force-level congratulatory letters.  Award winners may wear the Air Force Recognition Ribbon or Recognition Pin.

"This is a remarkable achievement," the Commander wrote. "We are very proud of Special Agent Wills and thank him for his continued dedication and excellence."

Wills' region and squadron commanders echo Givens' plaudits.

"I could not be more proud of Special Agent Wills, who has been at the forefront of OSI's investigative efforts in cyberspace," said Col. Scott M. Kieffer, 7th Field Investigations Region commander. "His skill and innovative techniques have led to some amazing results that directly support national security objectives and are a model for other U.S. government agencies. I commend Jeff for his elite efforts to dominate cyberspace!"

"Special Agent Jeff Wills is a renowned professional, dedicated agent and tremendous leader," said Lt. Col. A. J. Brasseur, 2nd Field Investigations Squadron commander. "His efforts in cyber are propelling OSI, and the rest of the intelligence community, forward on a daily basis in its charge to defend the Nation, serve justice, protect the integrity of the Air Force and find the truth. We could not be more proud of him!"