Defenders Receive Army Recognition for Civil Unrest Support

By MSgt Jessica Roles, 189th Airlift Wing, 22 January 2021

SMSgt Herbert Bates, 189th Security Forces Squadron First Sergeant, reads the citation as members of the 189th Security Forces Squadron receive Army Commendation and Achievement medals January 9, 2021, at Little Rock Air Force Base, AR. The defenders were awarded eight Army Commendation Medals and 19 Army Achievement Medals between the group for their support and guidance during the civil unrest in Little Rock May 31 - June 8, 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by MSgt Jessica Roles)

Recently, the 189th Security Forces Squadron, Little Rock AFB, AR held a presentation in which 27 defenders received Army achievement and commendation medals. The presentation was held during the January unit training assembly in the Security Forces building for their direct support of the Arkansas National Guard’s Quick Reaction Force during the civil unrest events in downtown Little Rock last summer.

Security Forces Airman Missing While Swimming Body is Found

The body of Elijah Posana was found by his father on the beach on Tuesday, 4 May 2021.

Elijah Posana, a United States Air Force airman, was swimming approximately 100-feet from shore on Surfside Beach near Freeport, Texas when someone reported seeing him being pulled by a rip current. 

"My two younger siblings, they are younger than 15, and they are not very good swimmers. They were both drowning,” Elijah's cousin Ethan Posana said.

Ethan swam over and Elijah turned back to join him. Together they pushed the younger kids to safety.

Ethan said Elijah wasn’t in the rip current at that time.

"He wasn’t in no rip current yet. He came back to help,” he said.

Relatives said Elijah was a good swimmer.

“When we were in the rip tide, everyone else was panicking except Elijah.  He said, ‘To get out of a rip current, don’t swim forward, you have to swim to the sides,’” Ethan said.

Moments later, the Memorial High School graduate vanished. The 22-year-old military Security Forces member was on leave from the 509th Security Forces Squadron, Whiteman Air Force Base, MO.

The United States Coast Guard has decided to suspend the search for a man who was last seen swimming at Surfside Beach on Sunday after searching over 100 square miles. "The decision to suspend a search is always an extremely difficult one to make," said Capt. Jason Smith, Sector Houston-Galveston commanding officer. "Every time we run a search and rescue case, we think of the missing as our own and in this case, the missing is a fellow service member which definitely weighs heavily on our hearts. Our deepest condolences go out to the Airman's family and friends."

Defenders -

As we continue to build upon the success from the last three years of focused senior leader investment in our Defenders, our Security Forces senior leaders met once again for the bi-annual Security Forces Executive Board (SFEB).  The SFEB is a career field decision-making body of SF senior Civilian, Enlisted and Officer leaders charged with making critical decisions that impact the SF enterprise.

The SFEB focused on decision briefs with topics ranging from a career field Functional Fitness Test, results of Squadron of the Future (SoTF) beta testing, and the status of Leader–Led Training (LLT).  Efforts of the SFEB continue to maintain momentum on career field improvements essential to creating a more lethal and ready Defender.

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We're recruiting for four GSOC Operators (job description below). Position would be based on the studio lot in Culver City, CA.

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GSOC Operator:

The GSOC Operator is responsible for providing primary and secondary service support in the area of Security and Fire Alarm System Monitoring; Emergency monitoring; Global Threat Management, CCTV monitoring and routine dispatching of personnel. GSOC Operators will assist in all general intake responsibilities.

Responsibilities:

Dispatching and coordinating response to incidents that occur on company premises, or events, using the appropriate communication methods. Responses may be to medical emergencies, burglar, fire, or duress alarms and other events or needs. At company’s request, may provide liaison with law enforcement, fire department, or industrial and civil emergency response organizations related to emergencies on company property.

Review, analyze and escalate open source intelligence, and subscription-based intelligence to help mitigate and report global threats to company property, employees, and stakeholders. The GSOC Operator will monitor and track SPE travelers abroad and account for them during crisis events.

Reporting out of the ordinary or abnormal conditions to the company’s security personnel, management, employees, and suppliers, facilities organization, Environmental Health and Safety organization, repair companies, and security officers in the field.

Receiving, evaluating, and disseminating incoming information and reports from company security personnel, security officers in the field, and company employees, suppliers, reporting parties, and local agencies.

Supporting tactical open source monitoring efforts during special events, film premieres, security incidents, disasters, and other crises on a global scope.

Operating and monitoring computer workstations and emergency systems; administering and maintaining process control systems and databases used within the control center.

Provide support to the duties outlined for the GSOC Management team as needed. Support other duties as assigned.

Assisting in coordination of service requests for afterhours access and additional officer deployment or reposting as requested.

Requirements:

- 1-3 years of experience in a security function, preferably in a control center setting

- Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Information Technology, International Affairs, Business, Emergency Management, Political Science, Criminal Justice, or related field

- Computer proficient; Microsoft Office, CCTV software, typing WPM 40+

- Experience providing excellent customer service in a high call volume environment

- Ability to work in a fast-paced organization; coordinate and manage multiple tasks with limited supervision

- Must be able to communicate effectively with all level of the organizations

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