Tech. Sgt. Dee Brower, 460th Logistics Readiness Squadron
/ Published November 26, 2007
Warrior of the Week -- Tech. Sgt. Dee Brower is the contingency operations non-commissioned officer in charge for the 460th Logistics Readiness Squadron. He is the Warrior of the Week for Nov. 23 through 29.
Time in Service: 17 years
Hometown: Idaho Falls, Idaho
Hobbies: Fishing, hunting
What is the combat capability that you exemplified to earn the title, "Warrior of the Week?"
I led the deployment team in deliberate planning for the 460th Space Wing Air Expeditionary Force 9/10 rotation. In addition, we are currently assisting in the deployment of the 140th Air National Guard personnel departing on their AEF rotation in early December. Included in this deployment is the coordination of personnel from 15 bases, all aggregating at Buckley to join the 140th on their way to the area of operations.
How do your day-to-day duties impact the Air Force mission?
As logistics planners, we are the behind-the-scenes planners ensuring the 460th SW and tenants are prepared to support contingency operations and/or exercises anywhere, anytime. Whether it's for the Global War on Terror or some other operation, what it all boils down to is providing combatant commanders skilled expeditionary Airmen warriors.
If you could change one thing about the Air Force what would it be?
The Air Force evolves every day. I wouldn't change one thing.
What has been your most memorable experience in the Air Force?
My most memorable experience is knowing I made a difference in at least one Airman's career. I was stationed at Spangdahlem Air Base when a particularly challenging Airman thanked me for being a tough supervisor, which led to a higher-than-expected enlisted performance report and the decision to stay in the Air Force.
Why do you serve?
Initially I entered the Air Force because my older brother enlisted in the Marines and my brother-in-law was already in the Air Force. Throw in the fact I was married and needed a good steady job, and there you have it. Now I serve for the daily challenges and experiences and knowing what I do everyday is making a difference in the world.