Salutes & Awards

March 31, 2012

Warrior of the Week Ordiales


Airman 1st Class Jeremy J. Ordiales

U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Knowledge Operations Manager

Time at Nellis:  7 Months

Time in Air Force:  1 Year

Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.

What does your job consist of?

I serve on the United States Air Force Weapons School command section staff, assisting the Commandant with officer and enlisted performance reports as well as processing decorations for 18 Weapon Squadrons.

Why did you join the Air Force?

I joined to serve my country and for the adventure.

What are your Air Force goals?

My goal is to increase my education and to develop leadership skills.

Who is your role model?

My mother is my role model.

What is one thing you wish you were told when you joined the service?

I think I would have liked to know that ‘You’re getting a bonus and a jetpack!’

What is your dream job and why?

I would like to be a Paleontologist because it would be interesting to discover the remains of ancient life and to dig up fossils.

If you won a million dollars, what is the first thing you would buy?

I want a burrito at Chipotle.

What motivates you at work?

My motivator is the opportunity to work with the best of the bes,t and a chance to support our mission in air and space dominance

Airman First Class Ordiales’ supervisor says:

“Airman 1st Class Ordiales is one of my most valuable Airmen.  This rising superstar understands the meaning of the word teamwork.  He is charismatic, knowledgeable, and is always willing to learn. Airman Ordiales demonstrates impressive character qualities.  He excels in every task he is assigned, and is swiftly completing his education studies in record time. Not only does he work honorably and diligently, he is humble, approachable, and credible, making him a class act.”

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