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Panther of the Week: Staff Sgt. William Buchanan

Staff Sgt. William Buchanan, 2nd Space Warning Squadron space operator, competed in the Military Bowling Championship Jan. 16-25, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Buchanan and his bowling team took 15th place out of 262 other teams during the championship. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Samantha Saulsbury/Released)

Staff Sgt. William Buchanan, executive assistant to the 460th Space Wing command chief, is this week's Panther of the Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Samantha Meadors/Released)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Name:  Staff Sgt. William Buchanan

Unit/Job title:  Executive assistant to the 460th Space Wing command chief

Length of Service:  6 years, 8 months

Hometown:  Valdosta, Georgia

Hobbies:  Bowling, paintball,softball

Unique fact:   Owned a nightclub and martial arts school and sold them both to join the military

Staff Sgt. William Buchanan joined the Air Force at the age of 27 and has been both a member of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard and a space operator. He is a single father of a 4-year-boy named Zander and is currently serving as the executive assistant to the 460th Space Wing command chief.

During this week he and his teammates have excelled in one of the busiest weeks the wing has had, while achieving two first-ever milestones for the base. He worked tirelessly and many long hours to create and execute all of the administrative and recorder duties for the 460th SW's first-ever Tech. Sgt. Enlisted Force Distribution panel. Because of his efforts, the panel was conducted professionally and efficiently. 

In addition, he worked closely with the 460th Space Wing protocol office to put on an extremely successful vist for the 14th Air Force commander and command chief.  He handled several venues, deconflicted transportation, lodging, communications needs, administrative support, and was the "glue" that held all of the collective tasks together.  Because of his skill and forward thinking, the visit was very successful and the 14th Air Force commander and command chief left with a positive impression of Team Buckley during their first visit.  Although there were many personnel involved, Sergeant Buchanan stands out as a major force in the 460th SW's success this week.  We are very proud of him.

- Col. Scott Romberger, 460th Space Wing vice commander
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