Senior Master Sgt. Whitelaw wins SNCO of the Quarter

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  • By James Bowman
  • 624th Regional Support Group

Senior Master Sgt. Andrew Whitelaw serves because he loves his country and wants to make a difference in any way possible. He admired his mother and father who served in the Army and Navy. While growing up, he heard a lot of good things about the Air Force and decided to give it a try.

“The Air Force has done a lot of good in my life with professional development training, career field training and mentorship that I have received for over 20 years,” said Whitelaw, 624th Regional Support Group, logistics plans division superintendent. “My hope is to inspire others and to push them not only reach their goals, but exceed them and to be better than they were yesterday.”

Whitelaw won the senior non-commissioned officer first quarter of 2022. During this time he led 8 unit deployment managers in the coordination of transportation, baggage and weapons for 46 members while supporting Tropic Fury 22 exercise. He organized the delivery of 54 Meals, Ready-to-Eat via a C-130, in coordination with the Force Support Squadron and Aerial Port Squadron; saved $8,000 in transportation fees. He also trained nine Senior NCO’s on new CFETP requirements and briefed 52 deployers for over 65 Air Expeditionary Force requirements for upcoming Reserve Component Period 01.

"SMSgt Whitelaw is key to every deployment and exercise that our members participate in. He is one of the biggest reasons for our recent readiness pushes, ensuring our Pacific Warriors are ready for today and tomorrow's fight," said Col. Athanasia Shinas, commander, 624th RSG.

Off duty, Whitelaw enjoys spending time with family, wife Debbie, Savannah 4-year-old daughter and Victor 1-year-old son. His hobbies include hiking, going to the beach, snowboarding and going to concerts and loves all types of genres of music, especially punk rock and ska. His goals are to get out more in nature, get more in shape and continue taking professional development courses to finish his bachelor’s degree.