Salutes & Awards

December 14, 2012

THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK

Airman 1st Class Zachary Zellner


607th Air Control Squadron
Weapons simulation technician
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wis.
Years in service: One
Family: Mom and a sister
Education: A finance degree from West Virginia University
Inspirations: My mom inspired and taught me to endure and attain my goals
Goals: Complete a master’s and PhD by age 30
Greatest feat: Graduating WVU
Self-description: Son of an identical twin, brother of a fraternal twin
Famous last words: “Let’s go mountaineers!”
Off-duty interests: Managing my E-trade account, following the stock market, watching WVU football and basketball; the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks
Commander’s name and comments: “Airman Zellner is one of my go-to Airmen,” said Lt. Col. Sean Slaughter, 607th ACS commander. “He tackles any task given to him with outstanding results in minimal time. He truly embodies our Air Force core values. Airman Zellner’s exceptional performance and can-do attitude garnered him a slot in the Air Force’s only weapons director school, a course normally reserved for experienced 5-levels with three year’s time in service. He completed his career development courses in 25 percent of the time allotted and scored a 94 on his end-of-course exam.”




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