Master Sgt. Lisa Rendon, 566th IS
/ Published November 21, 2008
TEAM BUCKLEY WARRIOR OF THE WEEK -- Master Sgt. Lisa Rendon, the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge, Director of Operations Administration and Unit Fitness Program Monitor for the 566th Intelligence Squadron, is Team Buckley's Warrior of the Week for Nov. 14 - 20.
Sergeant Rendon has spent 19 years and nine months in the Air Force and calls Imlay City, Mich., "gateway to the thumb," home. When she is not working, she likes to travel, read, work out, play softball and ski.
What is the combat capability that this person exemplified to earn the title, "Warrior of the Week?"
"Master Sgt. Rendon arrived in the squadron this past summer, and took charge of two critical squadron programs: performance reports and the unit fitness program. She reduced overdue tests by more than 50 percent," said Lt. Col. Jonathan Snowden, 566 IS Commander. "She quickly improved both programs in time for our Unit Compliance Inspection three months later, helping us achieve a 100 percent compliance rate. She also earned a coin from our group commander at the 544th Intelligence Group."
How do your day-to-day duties impact the Air Force mission?
Our section tracks all Enlisted Performance Reports, decorations, training, human resources and safety for the squadron. My UFPM duties help ensure Airmen are fit to fight.
If you could change one thing about the Air Force what would it be?
I would change the way physical assessments are scored.
Why do you serve?
Because I love the opportunities the Air Force has given me.
What has been your most memorable experience in the Air Force?
It would be a tie between landing on the USS George Washington in the Persian Gulf and the incentive F-16 flight I got in Korea.
What is your most memorable personal accomplishment?
Getting my first 100 when we switched to the new physical training assessments.
If you were not in the military, where would you be? Why?
In Michigan near my family
Where would you like to be in 10 years? What will you be doing?
Retired from the Air Force here in Colorado as a personal trainer.
-- 2163rd Communications Group Airman of the 2nd Qtr, 1991
-- Operational Readiness Inspection Professional Workcenter Award, 1994
-- NCO of the Year for 32nd Combat Communications Squadron, 1998
-- Air Combat Command ORI Superior Performer/Team, 1998
-- Meritorious Service Medal
-- Joint Service Commendation Medal
-- Air Force Commendation Medal
-- Air Force Achievement Medal
-- Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
-- Combat Readiness Medal
-- Air Force Good Conduct Medal
-- National Defense Service Medal
-- Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
-- Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
-- Korean Defense Service Medal
-- Humanitarian Service Medal
-- Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short
-- Air Force Overseas Ribbon Long
-- Air Force Longevity Service
-- United States Air Force NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
-- Air Force Training Ribbon
-- NATO Medal