Salutes & Awards

January 18, 2013

THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK

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Staff Sgt. Michael McCormick
Detachment 12, 372nd Training Squadron
Aerospace Ground Equipment instructor
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Years in service: Eight
Family: Daughters, Madisyn and Faith; and son, Logan
Education: Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in occupational safety and health at Columbia Southern University
Previous assignments: Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.
Inspirations: My parents — very hard workers who never gave up
Goals: Make master sergeant
Self-description: Hard worker, dependable, dedicated
Famous last words: “I got this!”
Off-duty interests: Motorcycles and competition barbecuing
Commander’s comments: Sergeant McCormick is a highly motivated, professional instructor with endless compassion for his students, peers and family,” said Capt. Robert Clark, 372nd TRS, Det. 12 commander. “He instructs nine formal AGE courses. In the past year, he compiled 995 instructional hours and graduated 96 students. He also oversees curriculum and ensures accurate and up-to-date lesson plans. He helped rebuild homes for low-income families and promoted fund raising. He exemplifies professionalism and dedication to duty.”




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