350th ARS 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.

Airman 1st Class Joshua Garrett, 350th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, was selected as the spotlight performer for the week of Nov. 5 to Nov. 9, 2012.

Garrett has been in the Air Force for almost two years and at McConnell since October 2011. The Bossier City, La., native enjoys spending time with his wife, Lyndi, and their newborn son.

As a boom operator, Garrett is responsible for refueling aircraft in-flight to ensure mission ready aircraft anytime, anywhere.

Garrett selflessly helps his fellow boom operators with their on-the-job training and how to study their career development courses so they can achieve a 5-level in their Air Force specialty code, said Master Sgt. Warren Weldon, 350th ARS boom operator evaluator.

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
God shows me things everyday to be grateful for and teaches me how to truly love through my marriage.

If you could give advice to a new Airman, what would it be and why?
My advice would be that since we got to where we are in life, something had to be driving us to not fail. Never lose sight of what is driving you.

What is one goal that you have already accomplished, or would like to accomplish, during your Air Force career?
One goal I will accomplish before leaving the Air Force will be to get a degree in physical therapy.

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way?
The most interesting place I have travelled to so far would be Japan. I've always loved the culture.

If you had the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
I would like the opportunity to meet my son when he grows into a man, to see how I did as a father.