Spotlight: Senior Airman Aaliyah Jhane Decena

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Name and rank: Senior Airman Aaliyah Jhane Decena

Duty title: Medical readiness training manager

Unit of assignment: 88th Medical Support Squadron

What do you do at Wright-Patt?

I am a health services manager at the Wright-Patterson Medical Center. My primary role is to collaborate with our seven squadron commanders and 112 (Air Force specialty code) functional managers to maximize the comprehensive medical readiness program currency for 2,200 medical staff.

Why are you and your job important to the Air Force and WPAFB?

The Wright-Patterson Medical Center commits significant resources in order to provide health service support to combatant commanders around the globe. As a part of the medical center readiness team, in support of Northern Command, my focus is to coordinate over 12,000 training requirements to prepare two separate deployable hospital staffs for the combatant command’s Immediate Response Force and the Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Response Force.

Together, these deployable forces include four ground surgical teams and a team responsible for damage control resuscitation, which are typically deployed in austere environments with special operators. Finally, the medical center maintains an En Route Patient Staging System to support global patient movement operations. In total, the medical center commits 470 personnel to meet these requirements and deploys an additional 100 personnel each year to support requirements for Central Command, Africa Command, European Command and Special Operations Command.