Possessing a proven capacity for effective leadership, those who earn the rank of First Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force are vital to the efficient command of the world's most advanced aviation force. Tackling tough decisions with perfect poise, these experienced and highly proficient leaders inspire all those in their charge to demand excellence from themselves and their fellow airmen. Providing advanced technical training and guidance drawn from their years of hands-on experience, they prepare and equip their subordinates for maximum operational success. Collaborating closely with key decision-makers, their expertise serves to enhance the combat readiness of the U.S. Air Force, ensuring the continued dominance of America's aerial assault. This coin salutes the dedicated and dependable leadership of all those who have risen to the rank of First Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. Minted in bold enamel on the coin's obverse is the First Sergeant (E-8) rank insignia. The reverse bears the classic crest and shield of the U.S. Air Force. Struck in a copper nickel alloy, this coin's rich antique finish is accented by colorful enamel highlights. Each coin comes packaged with a detailed header card that describes the contributions of First Sergeants to the successful completion of the U.S. Air Force mission.