News>Fairchild's Finest: Airman 1st Class Ivan A Konvalin
Airman 1st Class Ivan A Konvalin, 92nd Contracting Squadron contracting specialist, has been selected as a member of Team Fairchild's elite, Fairchild's Finest at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Zeski/Released)
Why I joined: I joined the Air Force because of my family's tradition of military service going back several generations.
Favorite aspect of job: My favorite aspect of being a contract specialist is working with customers in the acquisitions process.
Role Model: Aaron Little
Most memorable Air Force experience: My most memorable Air Force experience was my base visit to Elmendorf AFB, Alaska.
How do you make responsible choices: I make responsible choices by trying to keep my goals and aspirations in mind as much as possible.
Reason for nomination: Konvalin is a dedicated individual with an outstanding knack for detail. He leverages his bachelor's degree in liberal arts and economics every day while negotiating the government's interests with civilian contractors. He is also an avid triathlete, placing fourth in his age group at a recent Olympic Triathlon. He arrived to the squadron and was detailed to Honor Guard for four months where he superbly honored military heroes and supported military traditions and ceremonies. He is an outstanding Airman and deserves recognition for his efforts.
7/9/2012 11:06:55 PM ET Nice article however his badges are flipped on his ABU's.