DeBias earns August Diamond Sharp Award
/ Published September 19, 2016
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Master Sgt. Joseph Hardy, 50th Network Operations Group first sergeant, and Senior Master Sgt. Allen Levie, 50th Operations Group first sergeant, present Airman 1st Class Julius W. DeBias with the August 2016 Diamond Sharp Award at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Monday, Sept. 19, 2016. The intent of the Diamond Sharp Award is to recognize individuals who demonstrate outstanding performance and professionalism on a daily basis.
As a communications technician in the 3rd Space Operations Squadron, DeBias fixed 23 software, hardware and account malfunctions which led directly to his section's “Outstanding” Information Assurance inspection rating. He also meticulously de-conflicted the loss of Terrestrial Critical Control Circuit connectivity on multiple occasions, which provided secure messaging about satellite anomalies between Schriever Air Force Base and the Ft. Detrick, Maryland, communication hub. Lastly, DeBias volunteered at the Eagle's Nest Ranch “Healing Horses for the Armed Forces” program and raised funding to support the new Rocky Mountain Fisher House in Denver. (U.S. Air Force photo/Christopher DeWitt)