Staff Sergeant Vivi J. Ferland
SSgt Vivi J. Ferland is currently stationed at the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 855 in Provo, Utah.
SSgt Ferland entered the Air Force October 24, 2006 at the Military Entrance Processing Station in Houston, Texas. After technical school at Keesler Air Force Base, she went to her first duty station at Travis AFB, Calif. While assigned to Travis, she worked several different sections at the Military Personnel Section as an Evaluation Monitor and Customer Service Technician. SSgt Ferland deployed to Camp Anaconda, Blad Air Base, Iraq in 2007 and was assigned to the 332nd Security Forces Squadron. There she worked escorting Third Country Nationals to and from secure areas. Upon returning to Travis AFB, SSgt Ferland returned to Customer Service and was reassigned to Outbound Assignments before deploying to Al Udeid AB, Qatar in 2011. There she was assigned to the Personnel Support for Contingency Operations Team as a Deliberate and Crisis Action Planning and Execution Segments operator, where she was in charge of accountability for the base, deploying and forward deploying records. Following deployment, SSgt Ferland returned to Travis and was assigned as NCOIC of Enlisted Promotions. She then was assigned to United States Air Force Academy in December 2011 as the Assistant Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge of the Direct Reporting Unit Commander’s Support Staff. Prior to her current position, SSgt Ferland was the Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge of Command Assignments at Headquarters, United States Air Force Academy, A1, Colo.
2006 Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
2006 Personnel Apprentice Course, Keesler AFB, Mississippi
2011 Airman Leadership School, In-Residence
1. December 2006 – February 2007, Student, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2. February 2007 – December 2011, Personnelist, Travis AFB, Calif.
(May – September 2007, 332nd Security Forces SQ, Camp Anaconda, Blad AB, Iraq)
(April – September 2011, DCAPES operator, Al Udeid AB, Qatar)
3. December 2011 – February 2015, Personnelist, United States Air Force Academy, Colo.
4. February 2015 – Current, Personnel NCO, Detachment 855 Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Commendation Medal
Meritorious Unit Award
AF Outstanding Unit Award
AF Organizational Excellence Award
AF Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
AF Overseas Ribbon Short
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
AF Longevity Service
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
AF Training Ribbon
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman Basic Oct. 24, 2006
Airman First Class Dec. 15, 2006
Senior Airman April 15, 2009
Staff Sergeant May 1, 2011
(Current as of August 2016)