Salutes & Awards

July 25, 2014

Thunderbolt of the Week

Airman 1st Class Anna Valdez
56th Contracting Squadron
Contracting specialist

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Hometown: Moscow

Years in service: One

Family: Husband, Phil; mother, Natalia; and father, Oleg

Education: Russian State University of Trade and Economics bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics

Inspirations: My parents demonstrated excellence and success in a loving environment, taught me to never give up and overcome difficulties; my husband gives me confidence and challenges me

Goals: Promotion to senior airman below-the-zone, learn a third language and possibly practice contract law

Famous last words: “Знание не имеет ценности, если не применять его на практике.” “Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.” ~ Anton Chekhov

Off-duty interests: Hiking with my husband and dog, movies, cooking, reading books, playing piano

Commander’s comments: “Airman Valdez came to us approximately one year ago,” said Maj. Quoc-Nam T. Nguyen, former 56th CONS commander. “She has quickly grasped the complex world of contracting and has clearly outshined her peers. Her professionalism, dedication to our mission and maturity is lauded not only by her peers, but by all levels of her leadership team. Not only does she dedicate time to her profession, she dedicates time to help her peers. She is a servant leader and is always willing to help.”




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