22nd Medical Support Squadron Airman earns spotlight performer

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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.

Staff Sgt. LaTasha Compton, 22nd Medical Support Squadron outpatient records NCO in charge, was selected as the spotlight performer for the week of Oct. 19 through Oct. 25.

Compton, a Colfax, Louisiana native, joined the Air Force in January, 2003 and has been a member of Team McConnell since July, 2014.

As the NCOIC of outpatient records, she manages the records of the 11,000 patients at the McConnell medical clinic. She also oversees release of information requests.

When she is not working, Compton likes to hang out watch movies and playing with her puppy, Georgia.

"Staff Sgt. Compton is an exceptional NCO, leader, and Wingman," said 2nd Lt. Nadine Suh, 22nd Medical Support Squadron TRICARE Operations and Patient Administration flight commander. "As soon as she arrived at McConnell from her overseas assignment, she made a lot of positive changes in medical records management. She is not only extremely diligent in her work, but also sets a high standard for her Airmen and is actively involved in their personal and professional development."

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
I would say anyone who has overcome something traumatic in their life and did not let it defeat them, but made them stronger to help someone else in the same situation would be the most positive influence in my life.

If you could give advice to a new Airman, what would it be and why? 
The advice I would give to a new Airman would be to take pride in the fact that you are among the best of the best. It does not matter if you turn a wrench, fix computers, or are in patient care, we all have an impact on the mission. We cannot take what we do for granted. It might be small but it is all for the mission.

What is one goal that you have already accomplished, or would like to accomplish, during your Air Force career? 
One goal I have is to complete my Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree as Tech Sgt. Compton in 2015.

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way? 
Being in Japan during the earthquake and tsunami was something that I will never forget. Seeing how everyone worked together during that time to reunite families and build cities back up. 

If you had the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
I would like to meet President Obama to get his thoughts on how he feels about being our Commander in Chief.