180th Fighter Wing’s 2019 NCO of the Year: Tech. Sgt. Megan Torres
By Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker, 180th Fighter Wing
/ Published January 24, 2020
Swanton, Ohio --
Assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing’s Medical Group as a health services technician, Torres is responsible for assisting with the wing’s overall healthcare administration program in health, fitness and diet standards.
Her duties include ensuring the training of wing medical administrators and completion of required comprehensive medical readiness training, ensuring 100% readiness.
In 2019, Torres took advantage of additional training opportunities, traveling to Puerto Rico to participate in a joint medical innovative readiness training event, where she served as training site manager. Her participation in the event assisted in the Department of Defense providing no-cost medical care to more than 4,000 underserved residents on the island, totaling more than $1.1 million. Torres also traveled to Joint Base Elmendorf/Richardson, Alaska to further her education and training. While in Alaska, Torres voluntarily completed the Tactical Combat Casualty Care course, certifying her as an official course instructor, further enhancing the Medical Group’s ability to maintain overall deployment readiness. Torres is a nationally certified athletic trainer, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training, and is currently attending Wright State University completing prerequisites for medical school in an effort to become an emergency medicine physician upon completion. Torres works closely with the Dayton, Ohio, community, providing crisis intervention, with a focus on supporting law enforcement and firefighters. Dedicating countless hours to her cause, Torres developed an initial self-aid buddy care class for the Dayton Department of Public Safety and SWAT members. Committed to her community, Torres volunteers, alongside her family, with Wreaths Across America to honor America’s fallen service members.
A Non-Commissioned Officers is the backbone of the Air Force. They take the lead in developing subordinates and exercising effective fellowship. An outstanding NCO, strives to exceed the standards and expectations levied upon them.