22nd OSS Airman earns spotlight performer

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  • By Airman 1st Class Colby L. Hardin
  • 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

Airman 1st Class Colton Slips, 22nd Operation Support Squadron aviation resource manager, was chosen as the 22nd ARW spotlight performer for the week of Dec. 9 to 13.

Slips joined the Air Force in December 2012 and arrived at McConnell in April 2013. His duties as an aviation resource manager include maintaining approximately 510 aircrew flight record folders and cutting aeronautical orders.

"Despite this short time on-station, his commitment to the wing's mission has already left an undeniable impact on his squadron and impressed both flight and squadron leadership," said Maj. Aaron Strode, 22nd OSS wing current operations chief. "In just a few months on the job he completed data review and input for more than 540 sorties, efforts that enabled completion of critical end of year aircrew training events and protected the integrity of the wing's flying hour program valued at more than $65 million."

The Topeka, Kan., native enjoys spending times with friends, listening to music or going for runs during his free time.

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
The most positive influence in my life would have to be my dad. He has always been there for me and pushed me to do my best.

If you could give advice to a new Airman, what would it be and why?
The advice that I would give to a new Airman would be to always have a goal to work towards. Having a goal is always a great way to stay motivated.

What is one goal that you have already accomplished, or would like to accomplish, during your Air Force career?
One goal that I would like to accomplish is to make it to the grade of Staff Sergeant before my six-year enlistment is up.

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way?
For me the most interesting place I have ever traveled to would have to be the Black Hills in South Dakota. Mt. Rushmore to me is a great symbol of the freedom we enjoy every day.

If you had the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
If I had the opportunity to meet anyone in the world I would want to meet Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, he is a great actor and I think he is one celebrity that can be looked up to for a positive influence in a person's life.