Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) Lt. Peter Thompson, who also serves as a master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, and DVI Warden Robert Burton received the Citizen Airman and Employer of the Year Awards (enlisted category) during the Air Force Association’s recent conference in Maryland.
Master Sgt. Thompson, 940th Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, Beale Air Force Base, credited Burton with taking extra steps to help ensure DVI’s reservists are able to meet the demands of both jobs.
“Burton supported Thompson when the Reservist was needed to fill the first-sergeant vacancy. He reassigned his corrections team to handle a heavy administrative workload and maintained the day-to-day safety and security of the institution. In addition, Burton supported six other Reservists assigned to his facility, ensuring their training and readiness needs were met,” according to the Air Force Association.