384th ARS Airman earns spotlight performer

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  • By Airman 1st Class David Bernal Del Agua
  • 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. Jason Coffey, 384th Air Refueling Squadron scheduling NCO in charge, was selected as the 22nd Air Refueling Wing spotlight performer for the week of Jan. 20 through 24.

Coffey, a Bordstown, Ky. native, enlisted in the Air Force in November 2007 and arrived here in November 2012.

Coffey is responsible for scheduling more than 90 aircrew members in his squadron for flights, simulations and training. One of his additional duties is writing and submitting members for awards and decorations.

He also plans, develops and teaches ground courses on air refueling and aircraft systems to crewmembers.

"Sgt. Coffey is the rock of squadron scheduling," said Lt. Col. Benjamin R. Jonsson, 384th ARS commander. "His management and leadership style as NCOIC directly led to his shop winning the team of the year award within the squadron. I wish I could clone him."

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
My dad is the most positive influence in my life because he taught me a lot about hard work.

If you could give advice to a new Airman, what would it be and why?
I would tell a new Airman to listen to the people directly above you, but let your voice be heard in a respectful manner.

What is one goal that you have already accomplished, or would like to accomplish, during your Air Force career?
My ultimate goal in the Air Force is to make the rank of chief master sergeant.

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way?
Berlin was the most interesting place I have ever been, mainly because of the history and the beauty of the city.

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, I would like to meet Ted Williams, the Boston Red Sox player. I would love to talk baseball with him for hours and ask him about his time as a pilot.