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February 2012

WOSC VP Earns Altus Air Force Base Leadership Honors


Col. Jon Thomas unveils Lisa Greenlee's portrait.
Col. Jon Thomas, former Altus Oklahoma Air Force Base Wing Commander unveils Lisa Greenlee's portrait at the recent "Friends of Altus Banquet." The award honors outstanding service to the air base and Altus community. Greenlee is the vice president for academic and student support services at WOSC.

Lisa Greenlee, Western's vice president for academic and student support services was named a "Friend of Altus" Jan. 24, 2012 at Altus Air Force Base's annual induction ceremony at Club Altus. Greenlee was nominated in 2011 by Col. Jon "Ty" Thomas, former Altus AFB wing commander. The award honors individuals who demonstrate outstanding leadership to the Altus community.

The "Friends of Altus" was started by Brig. Gen. George N. Williams, 97th Air Mobility Wing Commander, in 1995. Since then, 18 individuals have received the award.

Greenlee has served both the base and city in several capacities. Last summer, she attended the National Security Forum at the Air War College at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. She was also appointed an honorary commander of the 97th Air Mobility Wing Operations Group on Altus AFB in 2011. Appointees are selected to help enhance community and base relationships. In addition, Greenlee was appointed to the Air Education and Training Commander's Group by Gen. Edward Rice, JR. The AETC brings together influential leaders from communities across the country to provide information on Air Force and AETC missions to civilian partners and to obtain feedback from them about issues that may affect Air Force missions.

Greenlee expressed, "It was extremely humbling to be chosen for this recognition. There are so many citizens in Altus who are worthy of this award. Since Altus is known for its strong community and base relationship, it’s even more meaningful. Words can't express how humbling it is for me to be named a "Friend of Altus" by the men and women that have committed their lives to ensure my freedom. I've had the privilege of working at Western for over 15 years. I work with a great group of dedicated people that work tirelessly to serve the educational needs of the men and women of the 97th Air Mobility Wing and their families. So, I share this honor with them."

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