22nd Civil Engineer Squadron member earns spotlight performer

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  • By Airman 1st Class Laura L. Valentine
  • 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
Senior Airman Tommy Rhodes, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron structures journeyman, has been in the Air Force for 23 months. He has been stationed at McConnell for the past year. Airman Rhodes enjoys traveling, serving as a Deacon for his church, watching Ultimate Fighting Championship and playing Call of Duty.

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
The most positive influence in my life is my family. My four little sisters motivate me to stay on track and remain positive because I want to set a standard for them. My desires are for them to do better and accomplish more than I have and will. I want them to achieve their dreams and be successful while helping others along the way.

What would you like to accomplish during your Air Force career?
During my Air Force career I will complete my master's degree in Science of Management. I will also complete my Community College of the Air Force degree in fall of 2011. I recently met my goal of achieving senior airman below the zone, and my next goal is to make staff sergeant on my first try. One of my most important goals is to be commissioned as an officer in two years.

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way?
I have never been overseas, but the most interesting place I have traveled to is the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon is one of the most beautiful and majestic landscapes in the world.

What is your favorite book/ movie and why?
My favorite book is the Bible. The Bible is my favorite because I use it to shape my personality, morals, motivation, work ethic and confidence. No matter how many times I read it, I always learn something new.

If you had the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
If I could meet anyone in the world, it would be the President of the United States because I admire his commitment and sacrifice to ensure the country continues to strive for excellence and remain a free nation. It takes intelligence, confidence, competence and commitment, among many other character qualities, to be the president.