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Laughlin XLer: Craig Alexander

Craig Alexander, 47th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department health and safety assistant chief, accepts the “XLer of the Week” award from Col. Michelle Pryor, left, 47th Flying Training Wing vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. George Richey, 47th FTW command chief, here, June 29, 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/Airman 1st Class Brandon May)

Craig Alexander, 47th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department health and safety assistant chief, accepts the “XLer of the Week” award from Col. Michelle Pryor, left, 47th Flying Training Wing vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. George Richey, 47th FTW command chief, here, June 29, 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/Airman 1st Class Brandon May)

Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas --

Unit and job title: 47th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department health and safety assistant chief

Why he XLed: Alexander managed 13 programs and ensured 100 percent compliance during a unit effectiveness inspection where the Air Education and Training Command fire chief found zero discrepancies. He filled senior fire officer staff shortages as the assistant chief of operations preventing a drop to critical level of service and saved the Air Force $1,000 in overtime costs. He also supervised the 47th Flying Training Wing commander and command chief structural firefighting visit which allowed them to conduct a live fire exercise and gain insight to the firefighter positions. Lastly, Alexander was senior facility manager who cared and maintained four facilities where there were no findings in a local staff assistance visit.