28th IS Airman selected for Air Force-level award

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  • 655 Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Wing

Master Sgt. Tristan Wentworth of the 28th Intelligence Squadron (IS) was selected as the 2022-23 Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Awards Program (AFIRSRAP) Reserve Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.

Nominated from among ISR professionals across the Air and Space Forces, Wentworth is an evaluator Tactical Systems Operator with 2,153.3 flight hours aboard Air Force Special Operations aircraft and has deployed seven times in support of various contingency operations. He is also a distinguished graduate of the six-month Advanced Instructor Course and the 655th ISR Wing’s first enlisted weapons officer.  Wentworth was promoted to Master Sergeant on Nov. 1, 2023, having been nominated for the AFISRAP program during the months prior to his promotion.

According to Maj. Adam Decker, 28th IS operations officer, “When Master Sgt. Wentworth joined the 28th Intelligence Squadron, he quickly gained a reputation as an enthusiastic and dedicated aviator. He is always ready to offer assistance to those in need, and he is an expert in training some of the most talented individuals in his career field. He is an invaluable member of the squadron, and I am extremely proud of his selection as the AFISRAP Reserve NCO of the year.”

A native of Tulare, Calif., and graduate of Tulare Union High School, Wentworth lives in Mary Esther, Fla., with his fiancé. Both of Wentworth’s grandfathers served in the Air Force, one having served as a lieutenant flight engineer aboard the B-36, and the other retiring after 20 years of active service within Red Horse, including a deployment to Vietnam. A Citizen Airman, Wentworth works in his civilian career as a Cryptologic Skills Proficiency Manager/Information Systems Security Officer with a private company.