FCS Teacher Earns Air Force Award
Mr. Ellis, one of Fremont Christian School’s Junior High Bible teachers, has recently received the 2015 Individual Award for Excellence as an Air Force Reserve Command Chaplain. Mr. Ellis’ official title within the Air Force is Chaplain Major Ellis, serving at 349th Air Mobility Wing at Travis Air Force Base California.
The primary missions of this base is to provide strategic airlift and air refueling missions around the globe. For Mr. Ellis, being an Air Force Reserve Chaplain is his part-part-time job. He dedicates almost 40 days per year, as well as being on-call for any emergencies. The Individual Award for Excellence is an annual award that is given to up to two Air Force Reserve chaplains each year.
The Individual Award for Excellence is performance-based. In order to be considered for this award, leadership must nominate the individual. Once an individual is nominated, then his/her recent service is evaluated.
Outstanding individual reserve participation, significant contributions to achieve excellence in chapel programs to include worship and religious education, and providing outstanding support to airmen and their families in the reintegration process.
According to Mr. Ellis, specific training is not necessary to earn this award, but dedicating the time to train is essential, as training supports performance. Mr. Ellis attributes his award to God’s provision and blessings in his life, worked out through Mr. Ellis’ training and service as chaplain.
Congratulations, Mr. Ellis!
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