22nd CPTS 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 Sean Graham, 22nd Comptroller Squadron customer service technician, was selected as the 22nd Air Refueling Wing spotlight performer for the week of May 28 to June 1, 2012.

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

As a comptroller squadron customer service technician, Graham provides customer service for military and civilian personnel, interacts and coordinates with organizations on financial matters and interprets and supplements financial directives He also processes and verifies information, audits travel claims, estimates travel costs, determines fund availability and performs follow-up on outstanding travel orders for travelers.

Graham has been able to experience virtually every aspect of Air Force Financial Services since arriving at McConnell in 2009. Consistently, he is the "go-to guy," for most issues relating to pay and entitlements, said 2nd Lt. Daniel Lekwa, 22nd CPTS financial services flight commander.

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
My father is the most positive influence in my life. His career in the Air Force set a great path for me to follow and greatly influenced my personal goals and aspirations.

If you could give advice to a new Airman, what would it be and why?
As a finance troop, the best piece of advice I can give new Airmen is to check your leave and earning statement regularly. Understanding what goes into your paycheck is vitally important to your piece of mind and to the overall Air Force mission. The finance office is here to answer your questions, so please don't hesitate to stop by and see us.

What is one goal that you have already accomplished, or would like to accomplish, during your Air Force career?
My biggest goal in the Air Force is definitely to relocate overseas and view the world.

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way?
The best and so far only overseas country I have visited is England. The depth of history and differences in culture are constantly engaging and entertaining. Touring medieval castles, trying out new foods and talking with the people add up to the best time I've ever had.

If you had the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
Given the option of meeting anyone in the world, I would probably choose the president. Regardless of party or political views, just meeting talking to a sitting president would be a great honor.