Airman Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Damian Williams
Unit: 36th Fighter Squadron
Job title: Aviation resource manager
Job description and its impact on the overall mission: I am responsible for providing the 36th Fighter Squadron with up to date and accurate aircrew flying, training and medical status capabilities. I also review aviation mission accomplishment and flying hour reports for higher headquarters accountability. By verifying and updating the aviation resource management system for accuracy, I am assuring the Fiends are ready to fight. HARRUMPH!
Time in the military: Five years and ten months
Time at Osan: Eight months
DEROS: Feb. 2014
Family: My two young boys: Keyon, 6, and Kamari, 3
Hometown: Detroit, Mich.
Hobbies: I enjoy traveling, drawing, hanging out with friends, and playing any sport.
Why did you join the military? I joined to complete school, travel and support my family.
Where do you see yourself in 10 or 20 years? I plan to make a career in the military. My goal is to at least make senior master sergeant and continue mentoring young airmen.
What do you do for fun here? Here, I like to work out, explore Korea, and relax.
What's your favorite Air Force memory or story? My favorite memory was when I was in the base honor guard at my previous base. The whole experience was very rewarding and it gave me a better appreciation of why I serve, especially when I was able to hand over the U.S. flag to the next of kin.
What accomplishment are you most proud of? I'm most proud of making staff sergeant the first time I was eligible.
Who are your role models? At this moment I would have to say my biggest role model is the two people that motivate me the most which are my kids. They are the reason why I changed my bad habits and continue to become a better man and airman.
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