Salutes & Awards

May 16, 2014

Thunderbolt of the Week

Tech. Sgt. Bret Toliver
56th Dental Squadron
Dental Laboratory NCO in charge

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Hometown: Glendale, Arizona

Years in service: 14

Education: Community College of the Air Force in avionics systems technology and dental laboratory

Previous assignments: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom

Inspirations: My wife who accomplishes anything she puts her mind to

Goals: To strive for improvement, raise my children to see the good in all people and things

Famous last words: “Cheer up, Charlie.”

Commander’s comments: Sergeant Toliver’s outstanding leadership and professionalism are impeccable,” said Col. Larry Evans, 56th Dental Squadron commander. “He manages a versatile five-man team, who under his leadership, assisted 13 dentists to deliver top-notch prostheses within a set time, which enabled a 99-percent insertion rate and contributed to the wing’s 98-percent mission-ready personnel. This past quarter, he oversaw 338 cases. He is the primary coordinator of the DS awards program, which ensures all squadron packages are reviewed, well-written and turned in on time. He is the clinic’s alternate education and training monitor for two specialty codes. Sergeant Toliver has offered his time at the Airman’s Attic, Operation Thunderbox, and numerous squadron, group, and wing functions. He leads from the front.”




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