From the Frontlines: Senior Master Sgt. Shevaun McRoberts

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  • By By Heidi Hunt
  • 509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs
Senior Master Sgt. Shevaun McRoberts, 442nd Fighter Wing Logistics Readiness Squadron supply manager, returned from her three week deployment to locations in Southwest Asia Nov. 23. She deployed as part of the Air Force Central Command Logistics Compliance Assessment Program evaluation team.

"We conducted evaluations on Logistics Readiness, Aircraft Maintenance and Aerial Port squadrons," said Sergeant McRoberts. "I evaluated member's job task performances and programs, ensuring members were in accordance with Air Force Manuals, Instructions and Technical orders."

The mission was significant for ensuring units within AFCENT command were capable of performing required missions correctly and effectively, according to the sergeant.

"On a day-to-day basis, my duties included morning briefs with team leaders to validate any unsatisfactory evaluation identified the day prior," she said. "I would then proceed to a duty section within supply and start my evaluations. During evaluations if a need for training was apparent then I and another evaluator would take the time and conduct training sessions.

"If a program stood out as extraordinary, we would take the time to commend the program and the personnel working that program," Sergeant McRoberts said.

After evaluations were completed, Sergeant McRoberts and her team reported to their work center and entered evaluations into a database to identify passing and failing evaluations.

"Research was always conducted at this time to ensure what was evaluated as an incorrect procedure was validated by an Air Force Manual, Instruction or Technical Order," she said.

Sergeant McRoberts' areas of responsibilities here were very similar to those while she was deployed.

"I am the one held accountable for the 442nd Supply Programs and training of 19 reservist and three Air Reserve Technicians at Whiteman," she said.

Her supervisor, Chief Master Sgt. Kurtis Ott, Air Combat Command Logistics Compliance Assessment Team superintendent, while deployed, said Sergeant McRoberts has been out with the Combat Air Force's Logistics Compliance Assessment Team in the past and proved her worth to be selected for this short trip to the AOR.

"I was convinced she was the right person for the job and she proved it over and over again at each location," he said.

"She was tenacious in her evaluations and provided valuable training and oversight to Airmen warfighters," he added. "She was aggressive in her pursuit of excellence and made sure that she never left a unit not knowing what they were doing right or wrong. Those items that she identified as incorrectly accomplished were explained in detail before she left the room. She was a true asset to the team. Her professionalism made my job of explaining issues she uncovered to the Group, Wing, and AFCENT leadership that much easier."

With each deployment Sergeant McRoberts said she always learns something new and this deployment was no different.

"This was my fifth deployment and I am proud to deploy with my fellow Airman and be a small part of the bigger picture to help protect the freedoms and rights that others fought to win for all of us," she said.

"Nonetheless, I missed my husband, children and grandson and am happy to be home," she said.