Airman Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Jacquetta Ray
Name: SSgt. Jacquetta Yolanda Ray
Unit: 731st Airlift Mobility Squadron
Job title: Senior Command Post controller and non-commissioned officer of reports
Job description and its impact on the overall mission: As the leading edge of USAF's Rapid Global Mobility core competency, the 731st Air Mobility Squadron provides forward-deployed command and control, air freight processing, passenger services to DoD aircraft, executes NCA-directed contingency, humanitarian relief and joint/combined exercise missions.
Time in the military: 13 years, 2 months
Time at Osan: 1 year
DEROS: December 2014
Family: Husband and daughter
Hometown: Sumter, South Carolina
Hobbies: Shopping, writing and reading
Why did you join the military? Education and traveling
Where do you see yourself in 10 or 20 years? Retired after serving my 20 years of service and own my own business.
What do you do for fun here? Hanging out with friends, volunteering and going on ITT trips.
What's your favorite Air Force memory or story? Attending/being in the back drop as the President spoke at the town hall meeting at Yongsan this past April.
What accomplishment are you most proud of? Receiving my CCAF degrees in Information System Management and Emergency Management
Who are your role models? My father. When my mother was diagnosed with cancer, he decided to retire from the army to take care of her. When she passed away he became a single father of three children. I admire him for the wisdom and life skills he has and continues to provide to my brothers and me.
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