Staff Sgt. Justin Tiffin, 460th Space Wing
By 460th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published June 29, 2009
BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Staff Sgt. Justin Tiffin, Executive Assistant to the 460th SW Command Chief, is Team Buckley's Warrior of the Week for July 3-July 10.
Sergeant Tiffin has served in the Air Force for over eight years, 10 months and hails from Jacksonville, Ill., hometown of former professional boxer, Ken Norton, who once broke Muhammad Ali's jaw.
He enjoys playing golf, watching endless amounts of sports and spending time with his family.
What is the combat capability that this person exemplified to earn the title, "Warrior of the Week?"
"Sergeant Tiffin earned the Warrior of the Week recognition due to his professionalism, hard work, and compassion for people," said Chief Master Sgt. Arleen Heath, 460th Space Wing command chief. "Sergeant Tiffin stepped up to his present responsibilities not knowing what to expect and in the last year, has made the position his own. His respect and compassion comes across to all ranks and positions. SSgt Tiffin does not hesitate to take on challenges and executes with commitment and determination. His positive outlook, strong character, willingness to mentor and follow makes it easy to see how he embodies the warrior ethos!"
How do your day-to-day duties impact the Air Force mission?
Working for the Command Chief allows me to be to be involved and work on base-wide programs that recognize the Airmen on station, but also quality of life and morale issues.
If you could change one thing about the Air Force what would it be?
I would increase the pay for the enlisted ranks.
Why do you serve?
I joined for education and travel, but I value the experience it has given me.
What has been your most memorable experience in the Air Force?
Being able to spend two years of my life living in Italy.
What is your most memorable personal accomplishment?
Raising our daughter.
If you were not in the military, where would you be? Why?
Working for a professional sports team or within a college athletic department because of my love for sports.
Where would you like to be in 10 years? What will you be doing?
Close to retirement as an officer in the Air Force after 20 years, looking to start a second, non-stressful career...... and golfing.
2005 Air Force Material Command Personnel Manager of the Year