22nd CS 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.

Staff Sgt. Luke Sanders, 22nd Communications Squadron quality assurance evaluator, was selected as the 22nd Air Refueling Wing spotlight performer for the week of Feb. 3 through 7.

Sanders, a Del City, Ok. native, performs checks and balances against the commander's inspection program and other unit programs to include Management Internal Control Toolset, personal evaluations, Staff Assistance Visits, and equipment evaluations. Sanders enlisted in July 2007 and joined Team McConnell in December 2010.

Sanders has a wife and three children, and in his spare time he enjoys woodworking and being a father.

"Sanders was selected because he is my go-to guy for anything related to the health of a variety of the 22nd (CS) programs and processes," said Master Sgt. Freddie Harris, 22nd CS quality assurance NCO in charge. "His dedication to duties are constantly on display with the thoroughness and quality of his work."

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
The most positive influence in my life is my father. He has demonstrated a strong work ethic my entire life as well as being a positive influence and a spiritual leader to my family.

If you could give advice to a new Airman, what would it be and why?
I would tell new Airmen to set goals and work toward them. As an Airman, you have to make sure that you are taking care of your career as well as taking care of the mission.

What is one goal that you have already accomplished, or would like to accomplish, during your Air Force career?
A goal I'm working toward now is to obtain my bachelors degree in Information systems security.

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way?
Kandahar, Afghanistan would be the most interesting place I have visited. The differences in our lifestyles made me realize how great we have it back home.

If you had the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
I would like to meet Donald Trump. I believe that he would be able to pass on some great advice on not only financial management, but leadership as a whole.