22nd MXG Airman earns spotlight performer

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  • By Airman 1st Class Jenna K. Caldwell
  • 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

As a spotlight performer, individuals are chosen by leadership for demonstrating the Air Force's Core Values: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do. 


Senior Airman Eric Higgerson, 22nd Maintenance Group maintenance scheduler, received the spotlight performer for the week of Feb. 13–17.


Higgerson is one of the primary aircraft schedulers for the 22nd MXG. He coordinates between the 22nd Operations Group and the aircraft maintenance units to ensure that aircraft are plotted into missions and schedules maintenance. He helps those two agencies maintain a delicate balance between supporting the flying mission, performing routine maintenance and ensuring the KC-135 Stratotanker fleet is balanced across six major commands through the transfer program. He also schedules depot maintenance, time compliance technical orders, time change items and various interval inspections. 

“Higgerson's ‘Service Before Self’ attitude is obvious through his everyday actions on duty, but also to the local community as a volunteer with the Rosehill Sherriff’s Department,” said Senior Master Sgt. Greg Bush, 22nd MXG maintenance operations superintendent.                                                              

 Higgerson, a Shelby Township, Michigan, native, joined the Air Force in September 2012 and started working at McConnell in January 2013. His hobbies include outdoor activities such as camping, hunting and sports.


Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?

The most positive influence in my life would be my fiancée, because she constantly pushes me to be a better person.


If you could give advice to a new Airman, what would it be and why?

Take notes and listen to what leadership tells you. Everyone can teach you something; you just have to listen.


What is one goal that you have already accomplished, or would like to accomplish, during your Air Force career?

I would like to accomplish my Community College of the Air Force degree and to make staff this next time testing.


Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way? 

The most interesting place I’ve traveled to would be Kuwait. The culture is completely different than what you will find in the states and it’s unique to the area.


If you had the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

I would like to meet any past or current president of the United States. That is the most difficult position to obtain and be a part of, and I would like to hear how they felt about their experience.