Awards and Appreciation

Air Force Association recognizes DVI Lt. and warden

Two men in uniform and one man in a suit.
Master Sgt. Peter Thompson (center) and Warden Robert Burton (not pictured) received the Citizen Airman and Employer of the Year Awards during the Air Force Association conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 16. U.S. Air Force photo by Andy Morataya.

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.