Oklahoma Security Forces Airman leads her security team during deployment

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  • By Senior Airman Andrea Salazar
  • NATO Training Mission - Afghanistan Public Affairs
A local Altus, Okla. native serves as the personal security detail shift leader for NATO Training Mission--Afghanistan's Chief of Staff at Camp Eggers.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Nicki Brogdon plans and organizes the emergency action and itinerary plans while also providing the Chief of Staff with the daily threat reports prior to each mission. Additionally, she also is a driver for one of the Military All Terrain Vehicles and provides full spectrum security with her five team members, also deployed from Altus.

"As security forces, being part of a general officer's security team is really the ultimate mission we could have asked for," said Brogdon. "This is definitely a one-of-a-kind Air Force Security Forces deployment."

Brogdon deployed from Altus Air Force Base, Okla. as the non-commissioned officer of training for the 97th Air Mobility Wing Security Forces Squadron. She ensures all Airmen within the squadron are proficiently trained to protect base personnel, property and weapons from hostile forces.

"This is my fourth deployment in my career and so far the best," said Brogdon. "I love doing my job and I enjoy teaching my guys and seeing them complete the mission with confidence. There's a lot of respect, camaraderie and confidence in each other."

Together her team has executed about 60 missions in both up-armored SUVs and MATVs, performing the responsibilities as drivers, gunners, truck commanders and dismounted security.