Square D Spotlight: Airman 1st Class Shannon Meads

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Shannon Meads, 100th Operations Support Squadron Airfield Systems technician, poses for a photograph in her work center Sept. 22, 2016, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Meads was submitted for the SquareD Spotlight for being an outstanding member of Team Mildenhall. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Taylor)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Shannon Meads, 100th Operations Support Squadron Airfield Systems technician, poses for a photograph in her work center Sept. 22, 2016, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Meads was submitted for the SquareD Spotlight for being an outstanding member of Team Mildenhall. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Taylor)

RAF Mildenhall, England --

RAF MILDENHALL, England –

Name and Rank: Airman 1st Class Shannon Meads

Unit: 100th Operations Support Squadron

Duty Title: Airfield Systems Technician

Time in Service: 1 year, 9 months

Time at Mildenhall: 1 year

Hobbies: Exercising, reading and listening to music

Core Value Portrayed: Excellence in All We Do

Why is serving in the Air Force important to you?

“Serving in the Air Force is important to me because I always wanted to be a part of something bigger than myself and be proud of what I do and what I represent.”

What accomplishment during your Air Force career are you most proud of?

“I am most proud of graduating from basic military training and technical school, and having the experience being stationed overseas as my first duty assignment.”

What are your personal and/or professional goals?

“A personal goal is to further my education – I’m currently working on my master’s degree. My professional goals are to achieve promotion to the next rank and to transition to be an officer.”

What is your favorite part of your job?

“I feel a sense of achievement when we are able to complete the most basic task to the most challenging in order to complete the mission. I also enjoy being an instructor and training others to complete tasks, being a climbing/tower certifier has helped me achieve this.”   

How does the individual portray that core value?

Excellence in All You Do: “Airman 1st Class Meads always takes on new tasks and looks for challenging roles for her career development,” explained Tech. Sgt. Christopher Payne, 100th OSS Airfield Systems NCO in charge. “She recently became the climbing certifier for our work center and has already trained four members, to include a certifier at RAF Lakenheath which enabled them to maintain their credentials and proficiency. She is always offering to assist others and continually strives to ensure the mission is accomplished not just within her realm of control.”