The Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2021 will be formally recognized at AFA’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference from Sept. 20 to 22 in National Harbor, Md. Air Force Magazine is highlighting one each workday from now until the conference begins. Today, we honor Senior Airman Giovanni Pacheco, a career development journeyman from the 50th Force Support Squadron at Schriever Space Force Base, Colo.
Pacheco, an Airman tasked with supporting the U.S. Space Force, led a three-member team to ensure 1,800 personnel actions were completed on time. Additionally, he directed 30 permanent changes of station amid a global pandemic, ensuring mission critical personnel arrived at their next station.
Pacheco’s expertise led him to drive the first-ever virtual Enlisted Forced Distribution Panel, with 138 eligible members and 23 allocations.
Pacheco energized professional development courses and instructed in-house training to 135 Airmen across the installation. Senior Airman Pacheco was chosen for the Air Force Cycling team to support the Air Force’s “We Are All Recruiters” program in the Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa with an attendance of 15,000 members, during which he completed 510 miles.