22nd CPTS Airman earns spotlight performer

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  • By Senior Airman 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.


Senior Airman Jonathan Little, 22nd Comptroller Squadron financial analyst, received the spotlight performer for the week of June 13-17.


Little delivers timely and accurate financial support to the personnel of the 22nd Air Refueling Wing, McConnell detachments and geographically separated units.


"While no one person is ‘irreplaceable,’ I would say he is about as close to it as an Airman can get,” said Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Parish, 22nd CPTS financial services flight chief. “His expertise and knowledge on all things military and travel pay-related are second to none and really set the standard around the office. I've yet to see a situation present itself as too big for him. When I've got something that needs done, I know with 100 percent confidence, I can give it to him and it will get done right the first time. Little has bright future ahead of him and I look forward to seeing where it goes.”


Little, a Beaumont, Texas, native, joined the Air Force in August 2012 and arrived at McConnell in April 2015. His hobbies include playing Ultimate Frisbee, guitar and video games.


Who is the most positive influence in your life and why?

My father is the most positive influence in my life. He has always had a strong work ethic and I try to emulate that.


If you could give advice to a new Airman, what would it be and why?

The advice I would give would be to really dive into the regulations that govern your job. Knowing the ins and outs of your job will help you out in the long run.


What is one goal that you have already accomplished, or would like to accomplish, during your Air Force career?

One of the goals I had when I joined was to travel, and I was lucky enough to have my first base at Kadena Air Base, Japan.


Where is the most interesting place you have traveled and why do you feel that way? 

I visited Tokyo while I was stationed in Japan, and being able to experience another culture and way of life was really exciting and interesting to me.


If you had the opportunity to meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

I would like to meet Nikola Tesla. I always have been intrigued as to how he was able to come up with the ideas and inventions during his lifetime.