Team MacDill Airman named tops in AMC

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  • By Airman 1st Class Vernon Fowler Jr.
  • 6th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs
Airmen on MacDill Air Force Base have the pleasure of congratulating one of their very own on becoming the 2012 Air Mobility Command Airman of the Year.

Senior Airman Devin Jaggers, 6th Security Forces Squadron Phoenix Raven team member, has proven himself worthy of the title.

Each year, packages are submitted for nominees that display the characteristics of a well-rounded Airman. These include job performance, base and community involvement, and strides made for significant self-improvement from the beginning to the end of the year.

"Senior Airman Jaggers epitomizes professionalism and the leadership traits we have come to expect from our Airmen," said Capt. Taylor Reynolds, 6th SFS operations officer. "His duty performance and the way he carries himself is commensurate with the NCO tiers rather than that of an Airman."

As a Phoenix Raven, Jaggers is continually called upon to perform fly-away security missions across the globe, where often times he is making decisions as the highest ranking security professional on the ground.

"There is no one more deserving of AMC Airman of the Year than Senior Airman Jaggers," said Reynolds.

Jaggers showed his selflessness and sense of duty throughout 2012 with accomplishments that include, but aren't limited to, leading distinguished visitor security in the protection of Polish delegates for a U.S. Central Command visit, rallying 95 warriors for the 2012 Special Olympics torch run which helped raise over $43,000 and dedicating 20 hours to off-base crime prevention.

He initially came into the Air Force with the intent to save and protect lives as a pararescueman after completing two years of college in the field of nursing, Jaggers said. He later cross-trained into security forces, where he is still able to carry out that mission.

What is even more impressive, he was one of four to graduate from the Army Ranger Assessment Course that boasts a 65 percent wash-out, or failure, rate.
Solidifying his accomplishments, Jaggers will be pinning on the rank of staff sergeant this July.

Remaining humble, Jaggers doesn't hesitate to acknowledge the support of those around him as a big reason for his success.

"It's not just a win for me, it's a win for those who worked on my package and the Airmen I work around," said Jaggers.