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Two earn 72nd Air Base Wing Wildcatter awards


Two people were recently honored with Wildcatter awards from 72nd Air Base Wing Commander Col. Kenyon K. Bell.

2nd Lt. Desiree Morgan, with the 72nd Comptroller Squadron, led our Airman and NCO’s working military pay and travel pay issues.as a financial services supervisor. She then moved on to be our quality assurance manager. She recently joined the budget team where she leads a team of three, budgeting and accounting for ABW’s Staff Agencies $11 million budget. Lt. Morgan also volunteers her time in a multitude of different avenues. Specifically, Lt. Morgan was handpicked and charged with planning the going-away luncheon for the outgoing ABW Commander and ABW Command Chief. Lt. Morgan’s efforts led her to be coined by both. Lt. Morgan also serves as the American Society of Military Comptroller’s community service officer for Tinker’s Sequoyah chapter. Lt. Morgan volunteered 75 hours and helped complete seven Habit for Humanity homes in the local community. Her leadership led the Sequoyah chapter to be nationally recognized by ASMC headquarters for outstanding community service.

Airman 1st Class Hannes Marschalek, with the 72nd Comptroller Squadron, provides outstanding financial services to Tinker’s 65,000 active duty, reserve, retired and civilian personnel customer base. Airman Marschalek has become the face of finance personally assisting 4,322 customers. During the deployment and unexpected injury of two Staff Sgts., Airman Marschalek stepped up and managed customer service with very little supervision. He scrutinized and processed 555 military pay entitlements maintaining 100 percent accuracy for 6 consecutive months which exceeded the AF 95 percent standard. He ensured BAH, BAS, Hostile Fire Pay and Family separation transactions were not only paid on time, but with zero errors. Airman Marschalek’s accuracy truly demonstrates his dedication to the customer. A team player, he reconciled 275 leave transactions which helped resolve a 1,900 unreconciled leave transaction backlog bringing the Financial Services Office back into compliance and ensuring all leave was properly recorded. He collaborated with DFAS, AFPC and MPS to resolve 140 CMS cases in less than 10 days ensuring Airmen paid accurately and promptly. Airman Hannes Marschalek’s strong work ethic, leadership and exceptional customer service resulted in his selection as 72nd CPTS Performer of the Month twice.