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Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Clark Jr., 2nd SWS, is Team Buckley's Warrior of the Week

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Clark Jr., 2nd Space Warning Squadron ground systems operator, is Team Buckley's Warrior of the Week for Nov. 6.

Sergeant Clark is from South Williamsport, Penn., and has served in the Air Force for eight years. He enjoys reading, skiing and computer science.

Why was Sergeant Clark nominated for Warrior of the Week?

"Sergeant Clark continues to demonstrate superior skills and knowledge of the Defense Satellite Program ground system. Additionally, he strives to improve on his knowledge of the system and the Space-Based Infrared System mission. Most importantly, he passes his expertise on to his fellow wingmen, ensuring continued knowledge progression and mission success," said Senior Master Sgt. Roderick McKinley, 2nd SWS superintendant.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

"I am lucky to work on a system that is very dynamic and this presents new challenges on a daily basis; these challenges keep me involved and excited to be here."

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

"I have been working crew for about one year now and in this one year I have accomplished enough to put me on top in job knowledge. Many times I find myself being the go to guy to solve or fix discrepancies within our architecture."

Why is serving your country important to you?

"Serving my country is a feeling that I can't explain. I am blessed to be an American and serving in the military is a way I can repay my country for what my country has given me."

What are your personal and career goals?

"My personal goal is to finish my Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. My career goals are to pursue higher ranks, so I can assume more responsibility and impact the lives of the Airman that work for me, as many of the leaders have impacted mine."

Is there any advice you'd like to give fellow Airmen?

"I was a cross-trainee and when I first arrived at Buckley Air Force Base I was initially displeased because I had expected something so different. However, I realized that not every base nor every organization in the Air Force operates the same. Keeping that in mind, I drove forward and made the best of it and I haven't looked back. My advice would be that change is not always bad, change will keep things fresh and keep you involved."
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