Panther of the Week: Staff Sgt. Joshua Meyer
By , 460th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published February 10, 2015
BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Name: Staff Sgt. Joshua M. Meyer, 460th Space Communications Squadron maintenance operations center NCO in charge
Length of service: Four years
Hometown: Livingston, Illinois
Unique fact: As the owner of a 1996 LTV Corvette, Meyer says he is one of the only 730 people to own the car, which was made available by Chevrolet for just one year.
Hobbies: Java script coding, cars and lifting weights
Panther at a Glance: Staff Sgt. Meyer grew up in a small farming town as a hay seed plow-boy until he was 15 years old. He met his wife, Carissa, in 2001 when he was 17. They were married in 2006, the same year he earned his Bachelors of Science in Graphic Design from Western Illinois University. He decided to join the Air Force in June 2010 after working as a regional manager for a local school photography studio. His most rewarding experience in the Air Force was when he deployed to Djibouti, Africa and maintained the special operations satellite equipment. He loves contributing to Buckley's "Persistent Global Surveillance" every day as the NCOIC of the maintenance operations center.
"Staff Sgt. Meyer is the single point of control for systems tracking of the Military Strategic and Tactical Relay for Space-Based Infrared System and Defense Support Programs, supplying real-time data and enabling total vigilance to NORAD, unified commanders and the Secretary of Defense. Each week, Meyer authors mission systems reports via the Department of Defense's $104.5 million satellite platform, accelerating leadership notifications and affecting decision making around the world."
- Tech. Sgt. Michael Moore, 460th SCS communication focal point NCOIC.