22nd Mission Support Group member earns spotlight performer

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  • By Airman 1st Class Katrina 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.

First Lt. Naseem Ghandour, 22nd Mission Support Group mission support executive officer, was selected as the 22nd Air Refueling Wing Spotlight performer for the week of June 11 to June 15, 2012.

As the mission support executive officer, Ghandour leads the four-person 22nd MSG command staff, maintains executive liaison with six other Squadron commanders and their squadron support staffs. Ghandour's job requires him to provide internal and external suspenses to support McConnell commanders and Air Mobility Command priorities. He also performs comprehensive reviews of all group performance evaluations, reports, AMC tasks and awards. He is also the point of contact for McConnell's Memorial Walk program.

Ghandour has been at McConnell since January 2010. When he's not on duty, he enjoys running, backpack trekking, drawing, painting, and jigsaw Puzzles.

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
My wife, and my soon to be born son. She always seems to give me good advice. There isn't an action or decision I make where I don't consider her advice.

If you could give advice to a new Airman, what would it be and why?
Take ownership of the job(s) given to you because you'll find that it is harder to fail than it is to succeed.

What is one goal that you have already accomplished, or would like to accomplish, during your Air Force career?
To leave behind a legacy, preferably a positive one, at every base I'm stationed.

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way?
I believe travel is all relative to who you're with. Having lived in Saudi Arabia, we would travel a lot during the summer. The trip we took to Indonesia was memorable. I remember walking down the city streets at night shopping with my mom, riding a raft into waterfalls with my dad and watching Star Wars for the first time with my brothers.

If you had the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
I would like to meet Stephen Hawking. He has and still faces a long life of illness and instead of giving up, overcame the constant barrier to obtain high scholastics and esteem. He has built foundation on being a constant influential leader in developing many of today's standards in terms of science and technology. I believe it takes more than smarts to accomplish all of this; it takes courage.