Spotlight: MSgt. Joseph Bogdan

MSgt. Joseph Bogdan, the noncommissioned officer-in-charge at the Airman and Family Readiness Center at Travis AFB, Calif., is one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2015. Bogdan led 17 airmen through 10 diverse Social Service programs in Air Mobility Command’s largest Airman and Family Readiness Center. Through his leadership, his team was named the 2014 Air Force’s Best Large Airman and Family Readiness Center. His team executed 45 courses and connected 2,200 customers to more than $800,000 in services. As the Air Mobility Command lead master resiliency trainer, he led 260 instructors as they trained personnel within the command. He expertly led the command’s Leadership Pathways program where he benchmarked and developed a tracking platform implemented at all 18 wings. Bogdan’s sustained superior performance, dedication, and commitment earned him the 2014 Air Mobility Command Gen. Billy J. Boles Mentorship Award. Air Force Magazine is shining the spotlight on each OAY in the days leading up to AFA’s Air & Space Conference, which starts Sept. 14 in National Harbor, Md. Also featured were: SrA. Allen Cherry, SrA. Meaghan Holley, SrA. Mason Meherg, SSgt. Kresston Davis, SSgt. Lindsey Fuentes, SSgt. Kurtis Harrison, SSgt. Travis Jordan, SSgt. Douglas Kechijian, and TSgt. Tamara Acfalle.