180th Fighter Wing’s 2019 Chief’s Award Recipient: Staff Sgt. Matthew Stahl
By Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker, 180th Fighter Wing
/ Published January 24, 2020
Swanton, Ohio --
Assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing’s Logistics Readiness Squadron as a Mobility Readiness Specialist, Stahl is responsible for assisting in the accountability and quality control of the wing’s mobility equipment and uniforms.
In 2019, Stahl led the War Readiness Section’s M50 gas mask program overhaul, streamlining the cleaning and testing process, resulting in a 35% man hour reduction in issuing masks to and the Combat Hammer exercise at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
These combined packages ensured 180FW Airmen. His duties also include noncommissioned officer in charge of managing the mobility readiness spare assets program where his efforts increased the part order fill-rate to 98%, exceeding the Air National Guard’s goal of 85%. Stahl accurately pre-configured a $7 million dollar aircraft spare asset and hazardous materials package for two stateside training deployments to Patrick Air Force Base, Florida sustained support for both operations and maintenance missions, directly contributing to the wing accomplishing 238 training sorties, totaling 320 flying hours. Throughout 2019, Stahl directly trained and mentored five new Airmen through required career development courses, resulting in a 100% pass rate and qualifying each for deployable status, enhancing overall wing readiness. Dedicated to his community, Stahl contributes countless hours to the local Habitat for Humanity organization and the Toledo Foodbank.
In addition to the Outstanding Airmen of the Year award, we recognize outstanding enlisted performance by an Airman with the Chief's Award. It serves as a reminder that all senior enlisted recognize and appreciate the commitment and dedication of our enlisted force here at the 180th Fighter Wing.