22nd ARW Airman earns spotlight performer

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  • By Airman 1st Class Victor J. Caputo
  • 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 Shalamar Coleman, 22nd Air Refueling Wing knowledge operations manager, was selected as the spotlight performer for the week of Nov. 19 to 23.

Coleman has been in the Air Force for two and a  half years and at McConnell since September 2011. The Mountain Home, Idaho, native enjoys spending time with her husband, running, football, chess, soccer, spa-days and video chatting with her family.

As a wing knowledge operations manager, Coleman provides executive level administrative support for the wing commander, vice commander, command chief and two executive officers. She monitors decorations and evaluations and also tracks time-sensitive correspondence taskers while ensuring the command staff computer equipment is functioning properly.

"Airman Coleman is known in the Wing for her self -motivated, upbeat, energetic personality," said Tech. Sgt. Kristy Jackson-Sessions, 22nd ARW administration superintendent. "Her dedication and drive to accomplish the mission demonstrates that she is capable of being a superior leader. Airman Coleman's ability to conquer any task will make her an impeccable NCO."

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
My husband is my positive influence. He's my constant push to be better, my mentor and my best friend.

If you could give advice to a new Airman, what would it be and why?
I would tell them to live up to your own standards and keep setting that bar high. Always have pride in your work; it's a reflection of yourself. Integrity and perception are everything. Most importantly, never take work home with you and don't forget why you're here.

What is one goal that you have already accomplished, or would like to accomplish, during your Air Force career?
I would like to be the change I want to see in not only the Air Force but the world.

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way?
So far the most interesting place I have traveled to would have to be New Orleans, La. The city's culture and all-around energy was definitely unique.

If you had the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
I would have loved to meet Bruce Lee or Mahatma Gandhi. I deeply cherish knowledge and wisdom.