22nd CONS member earns spotlight performer

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  • By Senior Airman Abigail Klein
  • 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
Tech. Sgt. Jan-Pierre Malboeuf, 22nd Contracting Squadron Simplified Acquisitions Flight Contracting officer, has been in the Air Force for 19 years. He has been stationed at McConnell for almost two years. His main hobbies include coaching (basketball, soccer and football) reading, art, photography and traveling.

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
My wife 'Jasmin,'; and our four children are the biggest influences in my life. My wife keeps me grounded and focused on my future goals. Like anyone, I want to live my life right and set a good example, and knowing I have four additional sets of eyes watching and depending on me, I have to follow through with setting that good example!

What would you like to accomplish during your Air Force career?
I resigned my Civil Service job a Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., to join the Air Force; I knew that I could make a difference. It wasn't until the past five or six years that I noticed the biggest difference I could make was to train my people to replace me. When my military career is over, I can only hope that I have left the Air Force better than I entered.

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way?
I have been to a lot of places and countries, but the one that struck me as the most interesting was the Azores, Portugal, even though they are not the most developed with modern technology, shopping and are slightly remote in location. Their strongest characteristic is their belief in taking care of the family. I have been asked to describe what it was like to live there for three years and I normally state, "Imagine family values from 'Leave it to Beaver' with high speed internet - that was the Azores."

What is your favorite book/ movie and why?
My favorite book is "Man Hunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer," by James Swanson. I love to read and I find history and the development of our country very interesting. This book is written objectively on what took place from the (expedited) eight-hour prep to commit this tragedy, to the hunting down Booth and his accomplices. I have recently been gifted part two of this book which is titled "Bloody Crimes." The story line covers both Lincoln's funeral procession and the hunting of Jefferson Davis.

If you have the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
I would have liked to meet Samuel Langhorne Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain. His life was that of a free spirit, adventurist and explorer. I get the impression he was not afraid to work or try his hand at new challenges. I am really looking forward to reading his autobiography.