Salutes & Awards

December 14, 2012

Warrior of the Week

Staff Sgt. Ian Porter


Family: Father, Carter Porter; Mother, Paula Porter; two sisters and a brother
Hometown: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Unit: 355 Security Forces Squadron
Job title: Military Working Dog Handler
Job description: Explosive/Narcotic Detection—Deter, detect, search for and eliminate threats
Most rewarding job aspect: Getting to train dogs on a daily basis
Goals: Become a successful K9 trainer
Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, Shooting, Mountain Biking
Favorite performer: Will Ferrell
Favorite dish: Sushi
I’m proudest of: My parents
Best Asset: Being able to adapt quickly to any situation
Person I admire most: My grandfather
Pet Peeve: One uppers
What I like most about D-M: My work section

355th SFS at a glance
Group Commander: Colonel Greg A. Williams
Squadron commander: Major David M. Lederer
First Sergeant: Master Sgt. Scott A. Ragnone
Squadron Motto: “In Peace or in War” Deploy highly trained and capable combat-ready forces worldwide and execute superb Integrated Defense operations at home-station 24/7/365.




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