National Correctional Officers Week Spotlight: Tech. Sgt. Jarred Alford

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 JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – In 1984, President Ronald Reagan announced the first week in May as National Correctional Officer Appreciation Week. The duties of a correctional officer entail overseeing inmates to ensure they are safe, secure and supervised. This week, AFSFC is commemorating the event by recognizing several of the men and women across the enterprise who support the Air Force corrections and confinement mission.

Meet Tech. Sgt. Jarred Alford, Air Force Corrections Liaison at AFSFC’s Det. 2, Naval Consolidated Brig Charleston, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. The 13-year Security Forces veteran is liaison for more than 131 prisoners at the facility.

How do you contribute to the lethality and readiness of the Air Force?
I contribute to the lethality and readiness of the Air Force by maintaining a high level of military discipline within the Joint Service operations. As the sole Air Force Liaison, mine is a unique opportunity to bear the standard in correctional excellence and follow the functions set forth according to the U.S. Code.

What do you enjoy most about your mission?
What I enjoy the most about my mission is being able to provide resources and foster an environment, which allows prisoners to serve sentences imposed by the court, fulfill their individual responsibilities, and complete plans for their restoration to duty or civilian life.

What motivates and inspires you the most?
Family and mentors motivate and inspire me the most.

Is there anything else you’d like to add?
I’m a super sports fanatic. My favorite teams include the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Yankees and Knicks, the North Carolina Tar-Heels and the Alabama Crimson Tide.