22nd SFS Airman earns spotlight performer

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  • By Airman 1st Class John Linzmeier
  • 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. Jamey Lee, 22nd Security Forces Squadron defense biometric identification system program manager, was selected as the 22nd ARW spotlight performer for the week of Nov. 1 to 8.

An Ettrick, Va. native, Lee enlisted in 2005 and arrived here in January 2013. As a security forces DBIDS manager, he helps troubleshoot, setup and maintain installation access security systems.

Lee led a project to upgrade the software of the bases DBIDS shortly after arriving here. This helped his unit provide an additional layer of security for Team McConnell.

"He was the installation's driving force behind the 2013 Halloween 'Pumpkin Patrol,' that guaranteed a safe trick-or-treating opportunity for hundreds of pedestrians living in Corvias Housing," said Tech. Sgt. Justin Schleyer, 22nd SFS physical security NCO and Lee's supervisor.

Lee's abilities are not limited to police and security work. He recently volunteered as a master of ceremony during the 22nd ARW quarterly awards ceremony and also dedicated his personal time to coach youth soccer, improving the physical abilities and sportsmanship of nine young athletes.

"Staff Sgt. Lee is the epitome of integrity, service and excellence, and the definition of our next generation of leaders," said Schleyer.

Despite having a busy workload and volunteer schedule, Lee still finds time to pursue his bachelor's degree in forensic psychology and is on track to graduate next spring.

Lee enjoys playing basketball, solving riddles, supporting his favorite football team the Washington Redskins, and spending time with his wife and two sons.

Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?
The most positive influence in my life is my wife Nykole. She has always been there to help me find the positive in negative situations and is my best friend.

If you could give advice to a new Airman, what would it be and why?
I would advise them to set goals with both their career and personal life, and follow through with them.

What is one goal that you have already accomplished, or would like to accomplish, during your Air Force career?
A current goal I have is to complete my bachelor's degree in forensics psychology.

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way?
Trier, Germany is the most interesting place I have traveled, because it has a lot of historic scenery and castles. It's a neat tourist location.

If you had the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
I would like to meet the president of the United States of America, because he holds the highest office in America. A tour of the White House would be awesome too.