22nd FSS Airman earns spotlight performer

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  • By Senior Airman Trevor Rhynes
  • 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.

Tech. Sgt. Terrance Williams, 22nd Force Support Squadron base honor guard NCO in charge, was selected as the 22nd Air Refueling Wing spotlight performer for the week of March 3 through 7.

Williams is responsible for training, leading and equipping the base honor guard to perform during retirements, promotion ceremonies and civic events across the state of Kansas.

Williams enlisted in 1997 and has been assigned to McConnell since November 2005.

The Kankakee, Illinois native is married to Master Sgt. Nichol Williams and has three children.

"Since his arrival to the base honor guard, Williams has revitalized the program with emphasis surrounding the Air Force Core Values," said Senior Master Sgt. Clinton Wilkerson. "He leads his team with vision to ensure a legacy of Airmen who promote the mission, protect the standards, perfect the image and preserve the heritage of the organization and the Air Force, providing dignified military honor to those who have served our great nation."

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
My wife and my son Dante are the most positive influences in my life. They are always so positive. When they smile it literally lights up the whole room. They are always smiling and they make everyone around them feel good about themselves, and it makes me strive to be a better person

If you could give advice to a new Airman, what would it be and why?
Some advice I have for new Airmen is to be real but always respectful.

What is one goal that you have already accomplished, or would like to accomplish, during your Air Force career?
I feel like I have accomplished my goal of working, training and mentoring Airmen. It's an ongoing goal. Sometimes I get Airmen in honor guard that never had anyone to mentor them. They are so lost, just making it through the Air Force. I love helping them see who they really are and how important they are. It's so awesome to see them come back after leaving honor guard with a newfound perspective. It's better for them, the unit and the mission.

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 my dad, I never knew him. I just wanted to see if we act alike, because I'm a clown!