153rd Airlift Wing Hosts Rocky Mountain Chapter ASSP
In October 2019, the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard hosted the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals for a “lunch and learn.” Senior Master Sergeant Brad Mercil, safety superintendent for the 153d Airlift Wing and secretary for the Rocky Mountain Chapter, discussed his role in safeguarding Airmen, protecting resources, and preserving combat readiness.
Senior Master Sergeant Mercil discussed the three safety disciplines he oversees, which include occupational safety, flight safety and weapons/explosive safety. In addition, Senior Master Sergeant Mercil discussed the various safety programs he manages which include the Air Force Safety Management System (AFSMS), facility inspections and program assessments, mishap response and investigation, risk management, and hazard reporting and abatement.
Following the discussion, attendees were able to tour a C-130H Hercules cargo aircraft and have additional discussions with aircraft maintainers, flight engineers, and loadmasters.