Salutes & Awards

April 5, 2013

Thunderbolt of the Week

Senior Airman Robb Williams

56th Operations Support Squadron

Aircrew Flight Equipment Journeyman

Pg-4-TBOTW-Williams
Hometown: Rogersville, Mo.

Years in service: Two

Family: Parents, Kevin and Cheryl Williams; and brother, Adam Williams

Education: Currently working on a degree in criminal justice

Inspirations: My parents taught me that nothing I want is out of my reach

Goals: Finish my education and pursue a career as a conservation officer

Greatest feat: Time will tell

Self-description: Down to earth

Off-duty interests: Hunting, fishing, hiking and Xbox

Commander’s comments: “Senior Airman Williams has a great work ethic,” said Lt. Col. Keith Rockow, 56th OSS commander. “He’s a loyal follower and buys into the culture his supervisors and I am trying to establish in the OSS. He’s a hard working Airman, quiet and focused on every task. He steps out of his comfort zone to learn new things and has a quiet confidence that sets him apart. This has earned him the respect of his peers. He has excelled in every section he’s been placed in and is committed to doing his best on every job given. He was recently promoted below-the-zone, and I have nothing but great things to say about him.”




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