MSgt. David Hagar, 11 SWS
/ Published August 22, 2008
Warrior of the Week -- Master Sgt. David, from the 11th Space Warning Squadron, is Team Buckley's Warrior of the Week for Aug. 15 - 21.
Sergeant David has spent 15 years in the Air Force and is currently the non commissioned officer in charge of Standardization and Evaluation.
Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, which has produced more U.S. presidents than any other city, enjoys spending time with his family, weightlifting and all sports.
What is the combat capability that this person exemplified to earn the title, "Warrior of the Week?"
Senior Master Sgt. Carl, 11th SWS superintendent, said he took charge of Initial Operational Acceptance preparation and accomplished the impossible -- writing a systems crew chief evaluation script in three days, while on a 12-hour shift for one of those days. He also wrapped up Schriever's Tenant Unit Senior NCO of the Quarter, for the second quarter. Finally he stepped up as acting first sergeant and resolved a time-critical personnel issue.
How do your day-to-day duties impact the Air Force mission?
My duties as a Space System Operator provide combatant commanders the ability to put bombs on target accurately.
If you could change one thing about the Air Force what would it be?
I would change the physical training uniform.
Why do you serve?
Why wouldn't I serve the best country in the world?
What has been your most memorable experience in the Air Force?
Running into a bomb bunker while deployed to Saudi Arabia in 1993 because a SCUD was launched, and no one knew where it was going to land. By the way, the truck I was driving was left running on the flight line.
What is your most memorable personal accomplishment?
Making master sergeant because my former supervisors told me that I didn't belong in the Air Force when I was younger. I straightened up though!
If you were not in the military, where would you be? Why?
I would be a mascot for a Major League Baseball team, that way I could act like an idiot and get paid. Plus I would get to watch all of the games for free.
Where would you like to be in 10 years? What would you be doing?
Alive first of all! I picture myself as a bartender on a beach in Hawaii.
I am not going to list awards, medals or deployments. All I am going to say is, I can look at myself in the mirror and know that I am doing the best I can do for my country.