22nd ARW Airman earns spotlight performer

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

Senior Airman Christopher Blackwell, 22nd Air Refueling Wing knowledge operations manager, was selected as the 22nd ARW spotlight performer for the week of Sept. 10 to 14, 2012.

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

Blackwell has been in the Air Force since Jan. 2010, and at McConnell for more than two years. In his spare time he enjoys graphic design.

"Airman Blackwell is known in the wing mostly from his quiet demeanor but when tasked his ability to deliver is unparalleled," said Lt. Col. Tracy Allen, 22nd Air Refueling Wing director of staff. "There is never a task too large or too small! Airman Blackwell has unlimited potential and with his take charge attitude and commitment to excellence he will make an exceptional NCO."

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
My mom is a big influence in my life. She raised me by herself; I don't want all her struggles and sacrifices to be for nothing.

If you could give advice to a new Airman, what would it be and why?
My advice would be don't procrastinate. No matter if it's work, homework or a personal goal in life, the sooner you get it done, the less time you have to spend worrying about it and you can move on to the next thing.

What is one goal that you have already accomplished, or would like to accomplish, during your Air Force career?
One goal of mine is to complete my Community College of the Air Force degree so I can finish my degree in graphic design.

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way?
The most interesting place I have traveled to is Keesler, Air Force Base. I have never been somewhere where it is 90 degrees with humidity at 6:00 a.m. and in black flag conditions 24/7.

If you had the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
I would like to meet P. Diddy and get some tips on how to be a successful entrepreneur.