Salutes & Awards

November 30, 2012

THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK – November 30, 2012

Airman 1st Class Daniel Rakowski

56th Contracting Squadron

Contract specialist

Hometown: Tehachapi, Calif.

Years in service: One

Family: Parents, Ed and Sherri

Education: Pursuing a Community College of the Air Force degree

Inspirations: My family, friends and everyone who has shown me support

Goals: Make below-the-zone and cross train into tactical air command and control

Greatest feat: Completing a marathon with a rucksack in five hours

Self-description: Dedicated, hardworking and strive to get better at what I do

Famous last words: “Now, why did I do that?”

Off-duty interests: Watching sports, being outdoors and Marine Corps Martial Arts

Commander’s comments: “A1C Rakowski is a leader in the contracting squadron,” said Maj. Quocnam Nguyen, 56th Contracting Squadron commander. “He joined us in 2011 and quickly proved himself as a valued asset. He contributed 13 contracting actions at $200,000 supporting 47 squadrons. He earned a green belt in the Marine Corps Martial Arts program and is one of only two Air Force instructors that are now qualified to train. He worked to drastically improve the physical fitness of one of his squadron teammates. He is one of our up and coming stars.”




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