Moody makes magic happen

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  • By Airman 1st Class Magen M. Reeves
  • 341st Missile Wing Public Affairs
Having the right attitude for a job can make or break some work centers.

In the case of Stan Moody, 341st Security Forces Group plans and projects manager, having a genuine passion for what he does for the Air Force is what sets him apart.

“He is very passionate about what he does in the job day in and day out,” said Tech. Sgt. Tanya Mitchell, who has been mentored by Moody for the past two years.

Moody’s position consists mostly of writing and reading security forces guidance but also making the tough decisions.

“I write guidance for the 341st Security Forces Group,” said Moody. “The guidance can range from the security of nuclear weapons, to the resources involved, to the people (who execute the mission.)”

After 35 years in the security business, Moody is a professional.

Moody served in the Air Force until he retired as a master sergeant, after which he left the military to teach high school-level science for three years.

However, the call of service was too strong and Moody returned to work at Malmstrom this time as a civilian. That was eleven years ago.

“For the past five years I have been the (plans and projects manager,)” said Moody. “I assess any threats and establish a baseline of security to neutralize the threat.”

Which is where the guidance comes in. In the business of security forces, defenders never know when a specific situation will occur but they have to be prepared at all times to handle any and all potential issues.

“We have to put guidance out there to provide security of nuclear weapons,” said Mitchell. “What we do contributes to the success of all Airmen critical to strategic defense.”

Mitchell also said that the guidance produced affects wing-level and sometimes even major command decisions.

‘I am passionate about my job,” said Moody. “What I do ensures that we are prepared for the worst day.”

However, with all the responsibility of being one of the lead subject matter experts involving the security of the nation’s nuclear weapons, Moody remains calm, cool and collected.

It’s because of his level of commitment that Moody recently received the Civilian Category II Supervisory Award for the third quarter at the wing level.

“He is the go-to for security management at the base,” said Mitchell. “Everything could be a mess, but (Moody) will organize meetings and get people together. He makes magic happen.”

Moody says he doesn’t plan on relinquishing his charge here at Malmstrom Air Force Base anytime soon because he is so passionate.

“I get excited about security,” said Moody. “I am a defender. It’s what I do.”