JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. —
Air Combat Command recently presented awards for the
Outstanding Airmen of the Year to recognize the best Airmen in ACC.
One of the Airmen recognized was the ACC First Sergeant
OAY, U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Simorrah Majors, 363rd Intelligence, Surveillance
Reconnaissance wing first sergeant.
“Master Sgt. Majors deserved the OAY award because of her
relentless dedication to make sure that she does her job to the best of her
ability, and makes sure to always do anything she can to help her Airmen,” said
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman James Pleasant, 17th Intelligence Squadron non-kinetic
Part of why Majors earned the award was because she truly
shows that she cares.
Majors intervened with an active suicide attempt, and
saved the member's life. She also organized a safe haven, and led refuge for a
family that was involved in an illicit event, and removed five family members
from a hostile environment.
The Airmen that she advises trust her whole-heartedly
because of the time she invests in making sure they are heard.
“She understands that in order for airmen to trust and
depend on [first sergeants] leadership we have to be comfortable speaking to
them while knowing that we are being heard and invested in, and not just
tolerated or chastised for our thoughts,” said U.S. Air Force Senior Airman
Christopher Johnson, 17th Intelligence Squadron intelligence analyst.
Majors hopes to make Chief one day, and be able to wear the
diamond while doing so, and impact more Airmen’s lives.
“The impact I hope to have on Airmen is really for them
to know their own impact... in their units, in their families, in the lives of
others and in the Air Force,” said Majors.
“If, by my actions, our Airmen know how much they matter to the success
of this nation and they operate from that perspective, I’ve done my job at the
end of the day.”
The winners of the ACC OAY will compete at the
U.S. Air Force level with all other MAJCOMS to determine the Air Force
Outstanding Airmen of the Year.