22nd CS 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.

Airman 1st Class Nickolas Neveu, 22nd Communications Squadron client systems technician, was selected as the 22nd Air Refueling Wing spotlight performer for the week of July 9 to 13, 2012.

Neveu has met the 22nd ARW commander's intent of developing the next generation of leaders.

As a client systems technician, Neveu deploys, sustains, troubleshoots and repairs standard voice, data, video network and cryptographic client devices. He also sustains and operates systems through troubleshooting, repairing and analyzing system performances as well as managing client user accounts and organizational client device accounts.

During his time at McConnell, Neveu has coordinated and completed over 500 assets for upgrading network computers and logged and resolved 175 network trouble tickets.

Neveu has been in the Air Force for one year and has been stationed at McConnell since July 2011. In his spare time, the Antioch, Calif., native enjoys participating in water sports including swimming and water polo, playing video games and traveling around tasting new foods.

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
My wife Maria has always been there for me. If my day isn't going well, she is there to turn it around. She makes me a better person everyday and has me strive to be the best that I can.

If you could give advice to a new Airman, what would it be and why?
My advice to new Airman is to always work hard toward your goals because if you do not have anything to work toward, you aren't trying to better yourself.

What is one goal that you have already accomplished, or would like to accomplish, during your Air Force career?
I was a honor graduate from basic military training. When my military training instructor told us about honor graduates awards at the beginning of BMT, I made sure I did everything to my MTI's standards.

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way?
The first country I visited outside the United States was Colombia. I got to see the country firsthand, from my own perspective instead of hearing stories of it.

If you had the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
I would like to have met Steve Prefontaine because he was an incredible athlete whose life was cut short due to an auto accident.