22nd MOS Airman earns spotlight performer

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  • By Airman 1st Class Maurice A. Hodges
  • 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
As a spotlight performer, individuals are chosen by leadership for demonstrating one or more of the 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander's intents: Foster a culture of excellence ... Develop the next generation of leaders ... Set and achieve goals.

Senior Airman Tucker McCormick, 22nd Maintenance Operations Squadron controller, was chosen as spotlight performer for the week of Jan. 7 to 11, 2013.

McCormick has been in the Air Force for three years and at McConnell for two years. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, hanging out with friends and spending time on the computer.

As a maintenance operations controller, he receives information for all issues related to maintenance on the flightline.

"The Maintenance Operations Controller Squadron was tasked with a deployment slot and the Airman who was tasked to go couldn't make the deployment. Before I had a chance to look for a replacement, McCormick stepped up and told me he was ready for the challenge and wanted this to be his first deployment." said Master Sgt. Daniel Hubert, 22nd MOC superintendent. "I wasn't surprised that he stepped up like this, because every day he displays a 'can-do' attitude no matter how large or small the task may be."

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
The most positive influence in my life is my father because he taught me how to treat others with respect. His hard word has also influenced me greatly.

If you could give advice to a new Airman, what would it be and why?
The advice I would give to a new Airman would be to communicate with co-workers and friends if you have any questions or needs that you don't know how to take care of while in the service. Most people you work with have had to go through the same thing or can lead you on the right path.

What is one goal that you have already accomplished, or would like to accomplish, during your Air Force career?
One of my goals is to make staff sergeant on my first attempt.

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way?
Saudi Arabia is the most interesting places I have been to. The culture there is so different from ours.

If you had the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
I would like to meet Bill Gates and learn how he made his company and how it developed into what it is today.