Former 51st FSS employee recognized with AF-level award

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea --

Anthony Dalton was recognized as one of the Air Force’s outstanding FSS employees of the year for his work at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea.


Dalton, who was a supervisory sports specialist here, won the Air Force A1 Program Specialist of the Year award for his dedication and hard work throughout 2015.


“I was thrilled because I know this award is more of a team honor rather than an individual award,” said Dalton. “I think as Air Force leaders we all understand that it truly does take a great, all-around team effort to make a squadron work, especially at Osan where we expanded our programming significantly and the tempo is extremely upbeat,” he said.


Dalton, now the 82nd Force Support Squadron sustainment services flight chief at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, cited supportive squadron leadership and a great relationship with his ROK counterparts throughout the 51st FSS as reason behind his success.


“Being at Osan for five years was probably one of the most growth-promoting times in my professional and personal life,” he said. “I learned a lot about hard work, teamwork and how they really make the mission work in the grand scheme.”


Dalton’s experience, work ethic and ability led him to climb the career ladder that led to his new job in Texas.


He proved himself to be a versatile leader, and he wasn’t afraid to take on new challenges. His new position greatly expanded his responsibility and scope, and he was a pleasure to work with, said Maj. William Parker, 51st Force Support Squadron director of operations and Dalton’s previous supervisor.