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Instructor of the Week: TSgt. Garcia

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

Tech. Sgt. Joseph Garcia Sheppard NCO Academy flight instructor and native of Nashville, Tennessee, has been in the Air Force for 15 years and is the Instructor of the Week at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, for the week of Nov. 22-28, 2016.

 

Most significant accomplishments:

 

- Awarded 2015 Outstanding Contracting Squadron Support

- Received Top-3 scholarship for “Academic Excellence”

 

Airman’s Story:

 

“I am married and have two beautiful daughters,” Garcia said. “I joined the Air Force in 1998 after graduating High School. The reason I joined the Air Force was to better myself and I knew college was not an option at the time.”

 

“I was an Information Manager for nine years and cross-trained into Contracting,” he said. “I was then selected through the Developmental Special Duty program in December of 2015 to be a professional military education instructor and have been stationed at the Sheppard Noncommissioned Officer Academy since May of 2016.”

 

“The thing I really enjoy about PME is that it allows me to interact with people from other jobs and see their different perspectives,” Garcia continued. “I hope their experience at the Noncommissioned Officer’s Academy will change them in the same way it changed me.”

 

Supervisor comments: 

 

“Technical Sergeant Garcia brings a positive attitude and mission focus on a daily basis,” said Master Sgt. Terrell Mickens, curriculum and analysis superintendent. “These behaviors are critical to leading our NCOs through this very important milestone in their professional military education.”

 

“Having been on station for a short time, he immediately immersed himself in the course curriculum and in the flight room,” Mickens continued. “His motivation is evident by him expediently receiving his instructor qualifications at a crucial transition time for the NCO Academy. His determination to exceed the standards has allowed the Sheppard NCOA to continue to meet the aggressive education demand and mitigate potential PME mission failure.”