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Laughlin XLer: Airman 1st Class Tyler Troge

Airman 1st Class Tyler Troge, 47th Contracting Flight contract specialist, accepts the “XLer of the Week” award from Col. Darrell Judy, left, 47th Flying Training Wing vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Erica Shipp, right, 47th Mission Support Group superintendent, here, April 20, 2016. The XLer is a weekly award chosen by wing leadership and is presented to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and Laughlin. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon May)

Airman 1st Class Tyler Troge, 47th Contracting Flight contract specialist, accepts the “XLer of the Week” award from Col. Darrell Judy, left, 47th Flying Training Wing vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Erica Shipp, right, 47th Mission Support Group superintendent, here, April 20, 2016. The XLer is a weekly award chosen by wing leadership and is presented to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and Laughlin. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon May)

LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

Unit and job title: 47th Contracting Flight contract specialist

Why he XLed: Airman 1st Class Tyler Troge enrolled in his last career development course volume two months ahead of schedule, while averaging a 98 percent. He managed a $2.2 million medical and base recycling contract that ensured support to more than 5,000 personnel. Troge saved $2,000 on a social worker contract by comparing 20 contractor price proposals. Lastly, Troge extended six expiring contracts with zero additional costs, averting losses to medical support.