Thursday, February 21, 2013
Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Benjamin D. Manalastas has been named Air Mobility Command Chief Master Sergeant Larry Gonzales Superintendent of the Year.
Selection was based on the individual's exemplary duty performance, job knowledge, leadership qualities, teamwork, significant self-improvement, personal achievements, notable accomplishments, and community service and support.
Manalastas is a superintendent assigned to the 628th Air Base Wing at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C. The senior master sergeant has served in the military for 20 years.
He is the son of Victoria Geeding of Meadow Grass, Irvine, Calif.
Manalastas graduated in 1989 from Lake Taylor High School, Norfolk, Va., and received a bachelor of science in 2006 from Park University, Parkville, Mo. He also earned a master of arts in 2007 from the University of Albany, N.Y.