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Maintenance Group recognizes Top Performers

Tech. Sgt. John Mahler,148th Figther Squadron, receives the Elite Performer award from Lt. Col. James Taylor, 162nd Maintenance Group Commander, Nov. 6. Sergeant Mahler was choosen for the award from 800 Guardsmen that serve in the maintenance group here. The award recognizes maintainers who consistently perform quality work, maintain safe work practices, follow technical data, and engage in quality initiatives. (Air National Guard photo by Maj. Gabe Johnson).

Tech. Sgt. John Mahler,148th Figther Squadron, receives the Elite Performer award from Lt. Col. James Taylor, 162nd Maintenance Group Commander, Nov. 6. Sergeant Mahler was choosen for the award from 800 Guardsmen that serve in the maintenance group here. The award recognizes maintainers who consistently perform quality work, maintain safe work practices, follow technical data, and engage in quality initiatives. (Air National Guard photo by Maj. Gabe Johnson).

Tech. Sgt. John Mahler,148th Figther Squadron, receives applause from his co-workers for being chosen as the "Elite Performer" by Lt. Col. James Taylor, 162nd Maintenance Group Commander, Nov. 6. The Elite Performer award is a quarterly award designed to increase attentiveness to doing quality work - leaner, more efficient, and with a continuous improvement process in mind. (Air National Guard photo by Maj. Gabe Johnson).

Tech. Sgt. John Mahler,148th Figther Squadron, receives applause from his co-workers for being chosen as the "Elite Performer" by Lt. Col. James Taylor, 162nd Maintenance Group Commander, Nov. 6. The Elite Performer award is a quarterly award designed to increase attentiveness to doing quality work - leaner, more efficient, and with a continuous improvement process in mind. (Air National Guard photo by Maj. Gabe Johnson).

The 162dn Maintenance Group here recognized six of its 800 members Nov. 6 as Top Performers. They are (from left): Tech. Sgt. Edgar Switzer, 152nd Fighter Squadron; Tech. Sgt. John Mahler, 148th Fighter Squadron; Staff Sgt. Ruben Rios, 195th Fighter Squadron; Staff Sgt. John Perkumas, Equipment Maintenance Flight; Tech. Sgt. Donald Morgan, Component Mainetance Flight; and Master Sgt. Jerry Thitchener (not pictured), Alert Detachment. (Air National Guard photo by Maj. Gabe Johnson).

The 162dn Maintenance Group here recognized six of its 800 members Nov. 6 as Top Performers. They are (from left): Tech. Sgt. Edgar Switzer, 152nd Fighter Squadron; Tech. Sgt. John Mahler, 148th Fighter Squadron; Staff Sgt. Ruben Rios, 195th Fighter Squadron; Staff Sgt. John Perkumas, Equipment Maintenance Flight; Tech. Sgt. Donald Morgan, Component Mainetance Flight; and Master Sgt. Jerry Thitchener (not pictured), Alert Detachment. (Air National Guard photo by Maj. Gabe Johnson).

TUCSON, Ariz. -- From the 800 members of the 162nd Maintenance Group here, six were recognized as this quarter's Top Performers, Nov. 6.

The quarterly Top Performer awards focus on recognizing maintainers who consistently perform quality work, maintain safe work practices, follow technical data, and engage in quality initiatives. 

The Top Performers this quarter are:
 
- Master Sgt. Jerry Thitchener from the Alert Detachment,
- Tech. Sgt. John Mahler from the 148th Fighter Squadron,
- Tech. Sgt. Donald Morgan from the Component Maintenance Flight,
- Tech. Sgt. Edgar Switzer from the 152nd Fighter Squadron,
- Staff Sgt. John Perkumas from the Equipment Maintenance Flight and
- Staff Sgt. Ruben Rios from the 195th Fighter Squadron.

And from the six Top Performers, the maintenance group commander, Lt. Col. James Taylor, selected Tech. Sgt. John Mahler as the Elite Performer.

Each award recipient was given a certificate of recognition and a cash award. The Elite Performer received an additional cash award, a plaque of recognition, eight hours time off, a personal parking space for the duration of the quarter and an invitation to be a special guest at the wing commander's staff meeting.