22nd FSS member earns spotlight performer

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  • By Senior Airman Victor J. Caputo
  • 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
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.

Carole Sturgeon, 22nd Force Support Squadron caterer, was selected to be the spotlight performer for the week of Aug. 2 - 8.

Sturgeon manages all of the catering for events in the Robert J. Dole Community Center on base, ranging from bingo for retirees to base-wide events like Airman Leadership School graduations.

"If you've ever been to any event organized by Carole, you know how she exemplifies 'excellence in all we do,'" said Maj. Jacqueline Sukhlall, 22nd FSS commander. "She takes great pride in ensuring the event exceeds all expectations of the customer."

The St. Louis native has been a part of Team McConnell since March 1984, making her one of Team McConnell's staple members for more than three decades.

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
My mom is the most positive influence in my life because she is always there for me especially after a late night event when I call her and she keeps me awake while I'm driving home.

If you could give advice to a new Airman, what would it be and why?
Stay positive and set goals and work toward them.

What is one goal that you have already accomplished, or would like to accomplish, during your Air Force career?
I would like to travel to all the places I've heard military members talk about.

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way?
Colorado. I loved the mountains and the people.

If you had the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
I don't have anyone specific, because I feel I have met some great people here at McConnell.