SAF/IEE Safety Directorate

This list of safety awards highlights notable Department of the Air Force award winners who excel in making the enterprise a safer place.


Secretary of the Air Force Safety Award: Air Mobility Command

Air Mobility Command captured the Secretary of the Air Force Safety Award recognizing the accomplishments of their 2020 safety program. The Secretary of the Air Force Safety Awards is the Air Force’s most prestigious safety award given to the major command, field command, direct reporting unit or field operating agency with the most effective overall safety program. Recipients of this award are approved by the Secretary of the Air Force.

DAF Safety Civilian Professional of the Year Award: Percy Adams, 2d Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, La. (AFGSC)

DAF Safety Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Award: Staff Sgt. Kelleen Kosch, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany (USAFE-AFAFRICA)

DAF Safety Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Award: Master Sgt. Micah Sampson, 48th Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom (USAFE-AFAFRICA)

DAF Safety Officer of the Year Award: Maj. Jonathan Florsz, 71st Flying Training Wing, Vance Air Force Base, Okla. (AETC)

NSC Rising Stars of Safety Award: Senior Master Sgt. Lucas Shay

The National Safety Council's Rising Stars of Safety program showcases up-and-coming safety professionals who are making a difference, from the workplace to anyplace. The 32 men and women we recognize as the 2020 Rising Stars of Safety hail from 17 states and five nations. Each has demonstrated enthusiasm, skill and leadership that will undoubtedly inspire future safety leaders and colleagues, helping people live their best lives free of preventable death and injury.


29th Annual Joint Safety and Environmental Professional Development Symposium April 19-23, 2021
Safe + Sound Week August 9-15, 2021
Voluntary Protection Programs Participants Association’s Safety+ Symposium August 31 - September 2, 2021
 American Society of Safety Professionals (Safety 2021) September 13 - 15, 2021
 NSC 2021 Safety Congress & Expo October 8-14, 2021
 National Occupational Injury Research Symposium October 19-21, 2021