Spotlight: SSgt. Jordan S. Bishopp

One of the Air Force’s Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2011, SSgt. Jordan S. Bishopp is an explosive ordnance disposal craftsman with the 377th EOD Flight at Kirtland AFB, N.M. On his third deployment, this one to Afghanistan, Bishopp completed more than 120 combat missions and neutralized 46 improvised explosive devices. He analyzed 12 post-blast IED attacks, helping improve operations, and he collected and catalogued more than 500 post-attack IED items, providing evidence instrumental in the capture of at least three enemy IED bombers. Over three deployments, he completed more than 400 missions, countering 200 IEDs, and received the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, and the Joint Service Achievement Medal. One of his commanders called him “the complete package,” who shows superior job knowledge and leadership, particularly in mentoring younger airmen. Bishopp’s home of record is Watseka, Ill. He represents Air Force Materiel Command among this year’s outstanding airmen.

The Daily Report is shining the spotlight on each OAY. Also featured to date: SSgt. John C. Norris, SrA. Nora L. Limjoco, SrA. Daniel T. Skidmore, SrA. Ulla B. Stromberg, and SrA. Raven S. Taylor.