Lyons Garners Top Academy Award

By Maj. Ron Turk, Commander, 108 ARW SFS


Squad leader Master Sgt. Jim Lyons (right) of the 108th Security Force Squadron was presented with the John Levitow Award for distinguished leadership and academics at the NCO Academy, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, on Sept. 5.

Master Sgt. Lyons also served as NCOA class 02-6’s class commander. He was recognized during graduation for his exceptional leadership and recognized for spending his off-duty time working with other students.

Master Sgt. Lyons is one of more than 100 “Guardians of Freedom” mobilized for Operation Enduring Freedom. Master Sgt. Lyons most recently led a squad of active duty, guard and reserve security forces on a 90-day mission to Europe. He has more than 16 years of active duty and traditional guard service and is a Deputy U.S. Marshal in his civilian profession.