Outstanding outcome: Team MacDill CONS sweeps annual awards

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  • By Airman 1st Class Scott Warner
  • 6th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs

The 6th Contracting Squadron handled business this year for MacDill Air Force Base, obligating government funds and ensuring compliance with contracted work in support of more than 19,000 base personnel. As a result of their efforts, the 6th CONS team received five individual 2018 Air Mobility Command contracting awards, and topped it off with the coveted AMC unit award.

This past year, 6th CONS spent $159 million towards modernization, innovation and readiness efforts for the 6th Air Mobility Wing, U.S Special Operations Command, U.S. Central Command, Avon Park and 31 other mission partners on MacDill AFB, a total that surpassed all other AMC contracting squadrons.

“I’m always amazed how well the team works together and how much they are able to accomplish,” said Senior Master Sgt. Kurtis Schatzer, the 6th CONS superintendent and 2018 Outstanding Contracting Superintendent of the Year. “It is always exciting to see our team and the individuals get recognized for the hard work they put in every day.”

The 6th CONS was awarded the following for this year:

·         Senior Airman Alexander Rust named 2018 Outstanding Contracting Airman of the Year

·         Staff Sgt. Blake Martin named 2018 Outstanding Contracting NCO of the Year

·         Master Sgt. Joshua Malyemezian named 2018 Outstanding Contracting SNCO of the Year

·         Senior Master Sgt. Kurtis Schatzer named 2018 Outstanding Contracting Superintendent  

·         Senior Airman Derek Botelho named 2018 Outstanding Contingency Contracting Officer

·         6th Contracting Squadron named 2018 Outstanding Contracting Unit of the Year

The values of hard work, selflessness and being a team player were echoed and repeated by all the 6th CONS team members when asked what led to their success.

“Teamwork is what makes this unit unique and everyone does their part to make this a cohesive workplace,” said Master Sgt. Joshua Malyemezian, the 6th CONS performance management flight superintendent and 2018 Outstanding Contracting SNCO of the Year. “I am immensely proud to be a part of such an exemplary group of Airmen.”

Though exemplary in their own right, when asked about the individual awards, each and every 6th CONS Airman was quick to share their success with the team.

“I could have not accomplished this without the mentorship and support of my team members,” said Senior Airman Alexander Rust, a 6th CONS contracting specialist and 2018 Outstanding Contracting Airman of the Year. “Everyone here stands on the shoulders of giants.”

Awards are just the by-products of when dedication to the mission meets hard work and execution and congratulations to the 6th CONS team on their continued commitment to excellence.