167th Airlift Wing Airman Spotlight May 2021

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  • By Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle
  • 167th Airlift Wing

Master Sgt. Michael Seavolt is the 167th Security Forces Squadron’s S-5 function’s non-commissioned officer in charge and the 167th Airlift Wing’s Airman Spotlight for May 2021.

Recently, Seavolt was instrumental in the 167th Security Forces Squadron’s participation and success in the West Virginia National Guard’s Best Warrior competition.

“He was vital bridge from state planning to the squadrons competitors.  He prepared the competitors with training to include land navigation, weapons firing and board procedures just to name a few,” said Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Schildt, 167th Security Forces manager. “

Seavolt also provided mentoring, coaching and support to the competitors during the competition.

Additionally, Seavolt was appointed as the Combating Trafficking in Persons manager for the wing and received accolades from the Inspector General office for his efforts.

“MSgt Seavolt has been a vital part of the SFS team ensuring the continued growth and development of the men and women assigned to the squadron,” Schildt said.


Hometown: Mount Airy MD

Job Title: SFS/S5 NCOIC, Wing CTIP Coordinator

How long have you served in the unit? 21 years

How does your job support the 167th’s mission? I am responsible for accomplishing the primary administrative functions of the organization to include, processing citations and general correspondence relating to police functions. The S5 section executes local files checks for security clearances, debarments, revocations of driving privileges, suspension of privileges, crime prevention, physical security, resource protection, updating and maintaining Air Force Justice Information System (AFJIS) and Installation Access Control to include Defense Biometric Identification Data System (DBIDS) management. S5 is also responsible for maintaining and reviewing all contingency plans affecting Security Forces operations.  Also, before I took this role I was Flight Chief for the SFS night shift flight. I also have been a Combat Arms Instructor for 16 years and Taser instructor for 12 years.

Civilian job: fulltime Active Guard/Reserve at 167th AW

Education: Clear Spring High School and I plan on going to AMU this summer

Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, Metal Detecting for historical relics

Goals (military or civilian):  Obtain my degree and retire

I am proudest of:  Being part of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) Tactical Support Element (TSE) for intelligence seeking missions in several villages in Afghanistan, which we provided heavy weapons support and security for the agents and equipment

  The most exciting thing I've done in the military is: Once again, in Afghanistan, my first TSE mission, being crammed into the back of a SUV with a M249 and ammo, going over 100mph on the highway blasting Heavy Metal music heading to a village. My adrenaline was through the roof.

One/Some of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned throughout my career:  At the end of the day, you are only responsible for yourself and your actions. Trust your core values, take care of your people.

My advice to the newest Airmen in the Wing: You will get out of this Wing what you put into it.  Be productive and don’t wait for good things to happen to you, you make them happen.