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Air Force Reserve selects IMAs of the year

DENVER -- A military entomologist in Texas and a supply customer service supervisor in Germany are the Air Force Reserve’s individual mobilization augmentees of the year for 2005.

Maj. David E. Bowles is the IMA to the technical director and senior staff scientist at the Air Force Institute for Operational Health in Brooks City-Base, Texas.

The top enlisted IMA is Tech. Sgt. Jonelle T. Bagley who works in the 52nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.

A board in the Air Reserve Personnel Center here selected them. They will receive their awards during the annual Reserve Officers Association convention July 27-30 in New York City.

Major Bowles was the first IMA medical entomologist to deploy to a combat area. He volunteered and served as deputy commander of an Army preventive medicine team in support of coalition forces in southern Kuwait and Iraq. Working with other services, he safeguarded water and food supplies and prevented diseases carried by insects and rodents.

Sergeant Bagley volunteered to serve 200 mandays and trained 25 supply personnel. Her duties included managing 208 equipment accounts valued at $290 million. Her work supported more than 11,000 aircraft sorties by the 52nd Fighter Wing. Her efforts helped raise the F-16 fully mission capable rate to 86.7 percent. The U.S. Air Forces in Europe standard is 83 percent.