Name: Staff Sgt. Jamie Murphy
Unit: 51st Security Forces Squadron
Job title: Air Base Defense NCO
Job description and its impact on the overall mission: Manages ARTS, SORTS, DRRS programs for the commander as well as maintaining planning joint and combined defense plans with USAF, USA and ROK forces. I am also responsible for the overall defense of Osan Air Base and its personnel.
Time in the military: 8 yrs. 9 months
Time at Osan: 14 months
DEROS: Feb. 2015
Family: Sister Chasity who is stationed at Misawa AB, Japan, and Aunt Gloria in GA.
Hometown: Whiteville, TN
Hobbies: Bowling, cooking and poker
Why did you join the military? I wanted to serve my country and be something bigger than myself while making an impact on the country and the people who support me.
Where do you see yourself in 10 or 20 years? I plan on starting a gourmet food truck after I retire from the military. Hopefully somewhere close to an Air Force Base so I can continue to serve and contribute the best way I can.
What do you do for fun here? I bowl, try different foods and restaurants and travel.
What's your favorite Air Force memory or story? May 19, 2010 at Bagram Air Field Afghanistan, we were under attack from Taliban forces and to see all of the defenders come together and repel such a large force made me realize who great a team we had and what the greatest Air Force in the world could do at any time and place.
What accomplishment are you most proud of? Being recognized by my commander and chief with the leadership award after graduating the Combat Readiness Course here on Osan. It was a long week and for my teammates to vote for me and to be recognized for my accomplishment was truly overwhelming.
Who are your role models? SMSgt Steven Rybitski, MSgt. Jason Earle, MSgt. Jerrme Stanton and MSgt. Jeremy Thomas.
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