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Maj. Christine Froeber awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal

Last week, Maj Christine Froeber, Section Commander, was presented with the Air Force Commendation Medal for her contributions to our global mobility mission during a surprise awards ceremony led by General DeVoe. As a traditional reservist, Froeber arrived at the AOC in Oct 2020 to fill a temporary manning gap. Despite stepping into an unfamiliar position, she was able to draw on her previous experience in active-duty, the Guard, the reserves and the civilian workforce to quickly find her rhythm and lead her 18-member team to success.

Last week, Maj Christine Froeber, Section Commander, was presented with the Air Force Commendation Medal for her contributions to our global mobility mission during a surprise awards ceremony led by General DeVoe. As a traditional reservist, Froeber arrived at the AOC in Oct 2020 to fill a temporary manning gap. Despite stepping into an unfamiliar position, she was able to draw on her previous experience in active-duty, the Guard, the reserves and the civilian workforce to quickly find her rhythm and lead her 18-member team to success.

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. --

Total Force. Total Impact.

Last week, Maj Christine Froeber, Section Commander, was presented with the Air Force Commendation Medal for her contributions to our global mobility mission during a surprise awards ceremony led by General DeVoe.

"[I was] very much surprised," Froeber said. "It was such an honor, such an amazing feeling. It was way beyond anything I could have dreamed of."

As a traditional reservist, Froeber arrived at the AOC in Oct 2020 to fill a temporary manning gap. Despite stepping into an unfamiliar position, she was able to draw on her previous experience in active-duty, the Guard, the reserves and the civilian workforce to quickly find her rhythm and lead her 18-member team to success.

"I come in and trust my people," she said. "One of the most important things for me was to build them up. I get to know them and work hard to understand what they need to be successful."

The success of the AOC is driven by our total force, which includes active-duty, reserve and civilian personnel. The diverse experience our teammates bring to the mission is what allows us to provide unrivaled command and control 24/7, 365 days a year. Although Maj Froeber was only with us for a short time, she demonstrated the value and unique capabilities that a diverse, total force brings to the fight.

"I've gotten so much, myself, from this experience," Froeber said. "Hopefully I can help give some of it back."