Square D Spotlight: Tech. Sgt. Larry Lucas
By , 100th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
/ Published August 06, 2015
RAF MILDENHALL, England --
Name and Rank: Tech. Sgt. Larry Lucas
Unit: 100th Operation Support Squadron
Duty Title: NCO in charge and Quality Assurance of Air Crew Flight Equipment
Time in Service: 11 years, 7 months
Time at Mildenhall: 1 year
Hometown: Valdosta, Ga.
Hobbies: Weight training, photography and genealogy
Core Value Portrayed: Service Before Self
Why is serving in the Air Force important to you?
Serving in the Air Force is important to me because it gives me the best opportunity to polish and complete my personal and career goals. I also enjoy the camaraderie and history the Air Force provides and unfolds.
What accomplishment during your Air Force career are you most proud of?
I'm most proud of packing a parachute that was used to save an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot's life during a 2012 ejection.
What are your personal and/or professional goals?
My goals are completing NCO Academy Course 15 and finishing my Bachelors of Arts degree in Criminal Justice.
What is your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part of my job is training, mentoring, and working beside exceptional people on a daily basis.
How does the individual portray that core value?
"Tech. Sgt. Lucas portrays Service Before Self because due to current low manning and a vacant senior NCO position, Lucas stepped up and took the role of aircrew flight equipment superintendent for two months," said Capt. John Michael Ayers, 351st Air Refueling Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment officer in charge. "He also juggled the quality assurance NCOIC job. Manning these two positions at once called for long hours, early mornings and weekends. Not once did he complain or give up. He gave 110 percent to the mission and to his flight to get the job done, with zero mission failures."