Kim Tech. Sgt. Powell

Spotlight on You: Kim Tech. Sgt. Powell

Rectifying an Airman's progression

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published: November 08, 2013

Photo: Tech. Sgt. Kim Powell, 35th Fighter Squadron Aviation Resource Manager NCO in-charge, ‘tacks on rank’ for her Airman, Staff Sgt. Janelle Smith, 35th FS Aviation Resource Manager, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 10, 2013. Powell was selected as Kunsan’s Pride of the Pack for her efforts in correcting an error that prevented her Airman, Smith, from being promoted on time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jessica Haas)

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea  -- Editor's Note: Pride of the Pack Airmen are performers chosen by leadership for demonstrating the Air Force's Core Values: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do.

Rank and name: Tech. Sgt. Kim Powell

Unit: 35th Fighter Squadron

Duties: 35th FS Squadron Aviation Resource Manager NCO in-charge

Hometown: Chambersburg, Pa.

Hobbies: Shopping

Favorite music: Gospel, R&B Soul, Jazz

Follow on: No follow-on as of now

Last good movie you saw: "Crash"

Best thing you've done here: Assisted my Airman in getting promoted to staff sergeant.

What she did: Powell's Airman, Senior Airman Janelle Smith, was not promoted to staff sergeant due to an administrative error. Taking initiative, Powell brought her Airman's qualifying test scores to the first sergeant's attention and working with leadership, Powell had the scores forwarded to the Air Force Personnel Center.

On Sept. 25, 2013, leadership was notified of Smith's promotion status: Smith was retroactively promoted during the 2012 E-5 cycle. Powell demonstrated what it truly means to take care of her Airman. She went above and beyond to rectify a complicated administrative error to get her Airman promoted.

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