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45th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy technician earns STEP promotion

Tech. Sgt. Jessica Brock, 45th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy craftsman, (center) is STEP (Stripes for Exceptional Performers) promoted during an all call hosted by the 14th Air Force commander and command chief May 4, 2016, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The STEP program allows Air Force leaders to select Airmen with outstanding potential for promotion to the grades of staff sergeant through master sergeant, which occurs outside of a traditional promotion cycle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Matthew Jurgens/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Jessica Brock, 45th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy craftsman, (center) is STEP (Stripes for Exceptional Performers) promoted during an all call hosted by the 14th Air Force commander and command chief May 4, 2016, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The STEP program allows Air Force leaders to select Airmen with outstanding potential for promotion to the grades of staff sergeant through master sergeant, which occurs outside of a traditional promotion cycle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Matthew Jurgens/Released)

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Tech. Sgt. Jessica Brock, 45th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy craftsman, earned an extra stripe under the Air Force's Stripe for Exceptional Performers program during an all call hosted by the 14th Air Force commander and command chief May 4, 2016 at the Patrick Air Force Base Theater.

Brock's dedication to physical therapy lead to saving 2,400 physician man hours through 800 post operation rehab procedures to patients, which is only one of among her many accomplishments. She was also chosen to be the Patrick Air Force Base Honor Guard flight chief and oversaw 10 members for 131 details, which garnered a two-time Honor Guard NCO of the Quarter.

The STEP program allows Air Force leaders to select Airmen with outstanding potential for promotion to the grades of staff sergeant through master sergeant. The program supplements existing Airmen promotion programs and is designed to accommodate unique circumstances that, in the commander's judgment, clearly warrant a promotion.