Spotlight: SMSgt. Patrick D. Jones

One of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2011, SMSgt. Patrick D. Jones is an operations flight superintendent with the 375th Civil Engineer Squadron at Scott AFB, Ill. Jones, who helps manage 250 multiskilled military and civilian engineers, was named best Air Mobility Command superintendent and led his squadron to best in the command. USAF benchmarked his work to develop a $15 million 24-mile pipe repair plan. He anchored the wing’s Air Traffic System Evaluation Program, receiving AMC inspector general praise for “best to date” preparation. His effort during a major snow recovery operation ensured uninterrupted Tanker Airlift Control Center operations during Haiti earthquake relief activity. He also saved USAF some $2 million by enlisting Reserve help in repairing and converting 85 housing units to transient living facility quarters. Jones’ home of record is Shreveport, La. He represents AMC among this year’s outstanding airmen. The Daily Report has shined the spotlight on each OAY. This is the final entry in the series. Also featured were:

SMSgt. Kathleen M. McCool SSgt. John C. Norris

SMSgt. David L. Newman SrA. Nora L. Limjoco

TSgt. Ricardo A. Chavez SrA. Daniel T. Skidmore

TSgt. Dustin K. Goodwin SrA. Ulla B. Stromberg

TSgt. Bradley A. Williams SrA. Raven S. Taylor

SSgt. Jordan S. Bishopp