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Mr. Walter DeClue, 460th Logistics Readiness Squadron

Mr. Walter DeClue who hails from Edmund, Okla., is the Star Performer for the week of Nov. 3 through Nov. 9. Mr. DeClue is the Chief of Logistics Plans for the 460th Logistics Readiness Squadron.

Mr. Walter DeClue who hails from Edmund, Okla., is the Star Performer for the week of Nov. 3 through Nov. 9. Mr. DeClue is the Chief of Logistics Plans for the 460th Logistics Readiness Squadron.

Star Performer -- Mr. Walter DeClue, from the 460th Logistics Readiness Squadron, is Team Buckley's Star Performer for the week of Nov. 3 through Nov. 9. 

Name: Mr. Walter DeClue

Unit: 460th Logistics Readiness Squadron

Time in Service: 24 years, six months and two days active duty, retired in August 2005, and one year as a Department of Defense employee

Duty Title: Chief of logistics plans

Hometown: Edmond, Okla.

Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, and gardening

How do your day-to-day duties contribute to mission success?
I provide notification, training and guidance to the wing on deployments, the Aerospace Expeditionary Force Reporting Tool, and In-Garrison Expeditionary Site Planning. I also ensure all squadron and group commanders are up-to-date on the previously listed issues.

If you could change one thing about the Air Force what would it be?
I would change the AEF tour length to one year making each deployment 365 days in length, giving short-tour credit to each person deployed.

What has been your most memorable experience in the Air Force?
Earning my beret. I was in security forces for 20 years before I was forced to retrain into logistics. Also, having someone say, "thank you for your service," was a memorable moment.

Duties, responsibilities, and accomplishments:
I perform day-to-day work for the logistics readiness office, installation deployment officer, and I assist in the development and planning of the mobility plans/programs for contingency operations. 

I am the supervisor of all logistics planners assigned to the 460th Space Wing. 

I received Inspector General Outstanding Performer Coin for contributions during the October 2005 Operational Readiness Inspection.
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