Spotlight: MSgt. Alan M. Braden

A career assistance advisor with the 88th Force Support Squadron at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, MSgt. Alan M. Braden is one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2012. Braden designed a Career Assistance Advisor Community of Practice program that provided training to 82 career assistance advisors and became the Air Force’s benchmark. He led 83 courses, visited 82 organizations, met with 432 airmen, and developed new professional development programs. He also drafted the CAA and First Term Airmen Center inspection program, which has been adopted by the functional manager for use across Air Force Materiel Command. He served as acting first sergeant for eight months and squadron superintendent for 14 weeks. He created a deployed airman outreach program that attracted 101,000 website hits. He also supported Total Force efforts, addressing an Air National Guard leadership conference and planning an Air Force Reserve Command professional development seminar. Braden’s home of record is Monroe, Mich. The Daily Report is shining the spotlight on each OAY. Also featured to date:

MSgt. Sandra L. Plentzas SSgt. Cory T. Branham

TSgt. Brandon C. Bruner SrA. Bryenna L. Brooks

TSgt. Matthew G. Stark SrA. Matthew J. Butler

SSgt. Angelo C. Banks SrA. Nicholas A. Hurt