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22nd CONS Airman earns spotlight performer

Tech. Sgt. David White, 22nd Contracting squadron services flight NCO in-charge, poses with Col. Albert Miller, 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander, Sept. 23, 2015, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. White was selected to be the spotlight performer for the week of Sept. 20 -26. He is responsible for the award and administration of six contracts exceeding a total value of $13 million. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Fadenrecht)

Tech. Sgt. David White, 22nd Contracting squadron services flight NCO in-charge, poses with Col. Albert Miller, 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander, Sept. 23, 2015, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. White was selected to be the spotlight performer for the week of Sept. 20 -26. He is responsible for the award and administration of six contracts exceeding a total value of $13 million. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Fadenrecht)

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- As a spotlight performer, individuals are chosen by leadership for demonstrating the Air Force's Core Values: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do.

Tech. Sgt. David White, 22nd Contracting Squadron services flight NCO in-charge, was selected to be the spotlight performer the week of Sept. 20 - 26.

As the services flight NCOIC, White is responsible for the award and administration of six contracts exceeding a total value of $13 million.

"Tech. Sgt. White is a true professional and top-notch performer," said Maj. Mark Wagner, 22nd CONS commander. "The squadron regularly relies on his expert judgment for a variety of issues, from contracts, personnel and exercises to deployments and more. He is a true asset of Team McConnell."

White joined the Air Force in October 2006 and has been at McConnell since October 2012. The Dixon, Illinois native considers himself a serial hobbyist, and is currently absorbed in fitness, real estate, sports and outdoor activities with his wife, daughter and son.

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
The most positive influence I have is my wife, Jennifer.  In many ways she's my polar opposite, keeping me grounded on a daily basis.  I'm not sure where I would be today without her.  

If you could give advice to a new Airman, what would it be and why? 
The best advice I could give to new Airmen is to not lose a hunger to learn and grow.  Sometimes you may lose some initiative or find yourself with a negative attitude but you need to find ways to keep motivated.  There will be ups and downs in your career.  

What is one goal that you have already accomplished, or would like to accomplish, during your Air Force career? 
I want to own ten rental properties before my Air Force career is complete.

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way? 
Outside of the U.S., I have only traveled to and from deployed locations, so for that reason I'd have to say the most interesting is Afghanistan.

If you had the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why? 
I am a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan, so I would choose Jake Arietta, their best starting pitcher.  Other than him, it would be Bill Burr because he is my favorite stand-up comedian.