Salutes & Awards

October 19, 2012

Thunderbolt of the Week – October 19, 2012


Staff Sgt. Erik Walker

56th Medical Support Squadron

Quality Control technologist

Hometown: Abilene, Texas

Years in service: Eight

Family: Wife, Joanna; expecting in December

Education: Community College of the Air Force in radiology technology

Previous assignments: Osan, Republic of Korea; Lackland Air Force Base, Texas

Inspirations: My father; a retired master sergeant

Goals: To ensure everyone around me is taken care of; provide for my family

Greatest feat: Becoming a father; helping two Airmen realize their dreams of becoming officers

Self-description: Laid back, fun-loving, family oriented, die hard Texas Longhorns fan

Famous last words: “Keep it simple!”

Off-duty interests: Longhorn football, golf, Marine Corps Martial Arts, track and field

Commander’s comments: “Sergeant Walker is responsible for the daily operations of the radiology section, ensuring the quality of radiographs performed,” said Lt. Col. Eric Critchley, 56th MDSS commander. “He is responsible for training future quality control technologists. He goes above and beyond to guide, counsel, train and mentor. He focuses on the day-to-day mission and is a trusted confidant regarding personal and personnel issues.”




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