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Laughlin XLer: Senior Airman Steven Odom

Senior Airman Steven Odom, front center, 47th Force Support Squadron management apprentice, accepts the “XLer of the Week” award from Col. Michelle Pryor, 47th Flying Training Wing vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. George Richey, 47th FTW command chief on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 31, 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)

Senior Airman Steven Odom, front center, 47th Force Support Squadron management apprentice, accepts the “XLer of the Week” award from Col. Michelle Pryor, 47th Flying Training Wing vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. George Richey, 47th FTW command chief on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 31, 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)

Senior Airman Steven Odom, 47th Force Support Squadron management apprentice, stands in front of the FSS building on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 31, 2016. Odom was chosen by wing leadership to be this week’s XLer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brandon May)

Senior Airman Steven Odom, 47th Force Support Squadron management apprentice, stands in front of the FSS building on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 31, 2016. Odom was chosen by wing leadership to be this week’s XLer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brandon May)

Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas --

Unit and job title: 47th Force Support Squadron management apprentice

Why he XLed: Senior Airman Odom validated $9,000 of pay to 15 people for special duty assignments. He tracked 57 unit personnel management rosters and updated more than 250 blank positions in order to ensure an accurate job alignment for 1,400 people. Odom trained eight unit program coordinators on the Military Personnel Data System and its updates to reduce the workload by 40 percent. He resolved 170 management assignment product errors and processed more than 150 duty status effective reporting tool updates.