#IAMIMSC award winner: Tech. Sgt. Samantha Webber

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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Meet Tech. Sgt. Samantha Webber, the July #IAMIMSC award winner. Webber, the NCO in charge of intensive outpatient services for the clinical services department at the Naval Consolidated Brig Miramar, California, is part of the Air Force Security Forces Center’s Detachment 2 team. 

The #IAMIMSC award recognizes people whose actions have promoted connectedness and service before self within their workplace or the center. For her coworkers and the inmates she supports, Webber promotes an environment where her peers and colleagues feel valued, involved and connected to one another and their mission, said Senior Master Sgt. Daniel Bradley, AFSFC Detachment 2 senior enlisted leader.

“Tech. Sgt. Webber is the epitome of an exceptional wingman and plays an integral role in ensuring everyone -- including Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, our civilian personnel, as well as our confined population -- feels included, accepted and respected,” he said. 

We asked Webber a few questions about being part of the AFIMSC team and promoting connectedness around the organization.

Primary duty responsibilities: I am responsible for the mental health treatment and rehabilitation of the 132 prisoners at the brig. I conduct safety assessments, group and individual treatment therapy, and advocate for the prisoners regarding parole and clemency, if clinically indicated.

What do you like most about being a part of the AFIMSC team?
I enjoy being a part of AFIMSC because they work very hard to include our detachment and make efforts toward making us feel connected.

Why do you think it’s important for AFIMSC teammates and their families to feel connected to the organization?
As a mental health technician, I know all too well how important it is for our Airmen and their families to feel connected to something bigger than themselves. It gives us purpose and makes us want to do better for ourselves, our team and ultimately our country.

What types of connectedness activities or events do you most enjoy participating in and why?
Our team has made efforts to connect through morale events like our annual summer picnic, burger burns and staff appreciation events.

What advice do you have for people who are trying to build a better sense of belonging and kinship with their team?
It is important to know your people … particularly for front-line supervisors. We need to foster an environment that allows our team to feel comfortable coming to us regarding the good, bad and ugly. In a lot of cases, we are the only family they’ve got.

Is there anything you would like to add?
Thank you for the recognition! Working in the prison environment can be a thankless job sometimes so it is really appreciated.