FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. --
Rank and Name: Tech. Sgt. Chadwick Myers
Unit of assignment: 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron
Duty Title: NCO in charge of Command Support Staff
Home town and state: Moncks Corner, South Carolina
What do you do on a daily basis at Fairchild AFB? I process line badges, security clearances, mishap reports, control the daily Drug Demand Reduction rosters, proctor Career Development Course tests, process leave requests and make sure the unit is as safe as possible.
What do you enjoy about your job? I enjoy the feeling that I am making a difference with each and every member in the squadron. It is a thankless job, but I enjoy every second of it.
Why did you choose to serve in the military? Initially, I joined because I was working dead end jobs with no future, but now I sever because I feel like I make a difference.
Family? I have a wife and three children.
How long have you been in the military? I have served for 13 years.
What is your greatest accomplishment? My greatest accomplishment so far is obtaining my Community College of the Air Force degree. I never thought I would be able to go to college because of the expense, but the Air Force has made it easy to obtain a degree through tuition assistance.
What goals do you want to achieve or meet at Fairchild AFB? I want to improve on every task that comes my way and make master sgt. while I’m here.
What are your hobbies? My biggest hobby is working on older cars. I have a huge passion for taking something old and worn out and making it new again.
What is your best habit? My best habit is my humor. I love making others laugh, especially when they are having bad day.
What is your favorite quote? “Don’t be afraid to fail. Greatness lies in the vast space of uncertainty. Take a chance.” –Richard Bronson
What are your favorite movies? One of my favorites is “Men of Honor”. It play off of diversity and challenges throughout the movie. It shows that even during tough times in the military, resiliency will prevail even if it takes time.
Who is your favorite mentor and what did you learn him/her? My favorite mentor is a civilian I work with, Mr. Felix Hernandez. Through the short time I worked with him, he has taught me to keep a sense of humor about everything, but when it is time to be serious you have to lay down the law and not back down from what you have said. Also, no matter what happens, you have to be there for your Airmen even though you know they are wrong.
If you could spend one hour with any person, who would it be and why? I would like to spend an hour with my grandfather. He passed away when I was 15, before I ever thought of joining the Air Force. I would love to talk to him about his military experience and what he saw or did when he served in Vietnam.
What Tech. Sgt. Myers’ leadership is saying: “Tech. Sgt. Myers is the type of airman that goes above and beyond the call of duty. Never one to shy away from a challenge. He volunteered to take on the roles of the safety NCO in charge, the Building Custodian and the Unit Safety Manager, all of which were in a poor state when he arrived. Not only has he corrected the trajectory of these programs, he has provided leadership and is a shining example, as he has earned high marks for the corrections he initiated to these vital programs,” said Master Sgt. John McGuire.