Salutes & Awards

November 15, 2013

Thunderbolt of the Week

Airman 1st Class Christopher Nicolas
56th Contracting Squadron
Contracting specialist

A1C-Nicolas
Hometown: Sacramento, Calif.

Years in service: One

Family: Wife, LeAnn Harris

Education: Pursuing a Community College of the Air Force degree

Inspirations: My parents proudly wore the uniform and are retired master sergeants

Goals: To get senior airman below-the-zone and finish my degree

Greatest feat: Getting honor graduate, marrying my wife and enlisting

Famous last words: “Nice try, guy.”

Off-duty interests: Weight lifting, playing video games and with my dog, reading, cooking

Commander’s comments: “Airman Nicolas came to me fresh out of basic military training,” said Maj. Quoc-Nam Nguyen, 56th CONS commander. “He quickly learned how to maintain our contract writing system, process purchase requests and process military interdepartmental purchase requests through the automated business service system. He is the cornerstone between the 56th Comptroller Squadron and CONS at the end of the fiscal year. His actions contributed to the 56th Fighter Wing’s execution of 323 contract actions totaling $21 million in the last quarter of the fiscal year. He pushed through $60,000 to replace flooring in Bldg. 1150 with 24 seconds left in the fiscal year. Bottom line, he’s an ‘up and comer!’”




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