22nd CONS member earns spotlight performer Published May 3, 2017 By Airman 1st Class Erin McClellan 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- 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. Melinda Forgit, 22nd Contracting Squadron contract specialist, received the spotlight performer for the week of April 10-14. Forgit’s duties include procuring and planning acquisitions for construction and architect-engineer contracts; reviewing mission partners’ requisition packages for adequacy, consistency and compliance with administrative, regulatory and procedural requirements; and monitoring contractors for compliance with performance standards, applicable laws, delivery schedules, payment provisions, inspections, progress reports and other requirements in contracts. “Melinda is an exemplary acquisition professional who can always be counted on to take initiative and deliver results,” said Valerie Brown, 22nd CONS construction team lead. “In her role as the lead and only contract specialist working on the architect-engineer contract, she has supported the successful design of numerous construction projects on McConnell Air Force Base. Her solid work ethic has been vital to the government in getting the best value on every dollar it spends.” Forgit, a Wichita native, began her Federal service in April 2008 and started working at McConnell in June 2013. Forgit has a husband, a son and a daughter. Her hobbies include traveling and gardening. Who is the most positive influence in your life and why? My mother, because she has overcome a lot a challenges throughout her life and she is always concerned about the welfare of her family. If you could give advice to a new Airman, what would it be and why? Learn as much as you can, set goals, put them into action and have fun while working! What is one goal that you have already accomplished, or would like to accomplish, during your Air Force career? I finished my bachelor’s degree and plan to move forward in obtaining a master’s degree. Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way? The most interesting place I’ve traveled is Lajes Field, Portugal. It was the first overseas location I have ever been to and it was the first time I saw the ocean. If you had the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why? I would like to meet Eric Thomas. He is a self-made motivational speaker who prospered despite his misfortune and adversity. He encourages people through his testimonies that they can overcome challenges and succeed through hard work and dedication.