By Amn Rhett Isbell, 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
/ Published July 19, 2017
Staff Sgt. Brent Ford, 19th Force Support Squadron base honor guard non-commissioned officer in charge, is recognized as the Combat Airlifter of the Week July 19, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Ford was selected for leading 26 ceremonial guardsman in execution of the base honor guard mission.
Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Brent Ford
Unit: 19th Force Support Squadron
Duty title: Base Honor Guard non-commissioned officer in charge
Hometown: Chattanooga, Tenn.
Time in service: 6.5 years
Time at Little Rock: 5 years
Goals: Acquire Master’s degree in Engineering, prepare for increased leadership and responsibility through professional development courses.
Hobbies: Weight lifting, intramural sports, mountain biking and disc golf.
Air Force Core Value portrayed: Excellence
How does the individual portray the core value? Staff Sgt. Ford has been responsible for scheduling 831 military funeral honors and color guard details, totaling 28K man-hours and covering 176,000 miles. He leads and trains 26 Ceremonial Guardsmen in execution of the BHG mission. Under his guidance, there have been zero missions missed and his teams have received numerous Letters of Appreciations from next-of-kin and Team Little Rock leadership.