Fairchild's Finest: Staff Sgt. Zachery Ray

  • Published
  • By Airman 1st Class Taylor Bourgeous
  • 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
Fairchild's Finest is a weekly recognition program that highlights top-performing members of Team Fairchild.

Staff Sgt. Zachery Ray

92nd Contracting Squadron

Duty title:
Contract Specialist

Cheney, Washington

What do you do on a daily basis at Fairchild Air Force Base?
I purchase supplies and services required for the sustainment of daily operations.

What do you enjoy about your job?
I like that every requirement is a little different. This allows me to learn about things that under normal circumstances I would not be exposed to.

Why did you choose to serve in the military?
I wanted to be able to serve my country, provide for my family and pursue education goals without getting into debt.

Time in military:
Seven years.

What goals do you want to achieve or meet while at Fairchild AFB?
I would like to complete my bachelor's degree and take the contracting officer warrant test.

Fishing, hunting and playing almost any sport.

Your best habit:
I`m always on time.

Who is your favorite mentor and what did you learn from him/her?
Staff Sgt. Carlos Sanders, he taught me to always take care of your people.

What others are saying about this week's Fairchild Finest:
"Ray currently works in the goods and services flight handling a wide range of service requirements, from elevator maintenance to environmental waste disposal. He has also taken over the Unit Deployment Manager program ensuring 27 military members are ready for world wide deployment while balancing a full contracting workload. Ray is an exemplary NCO who is dedicated to the FAFB mission. He consistently exceeds standards and provides an outstanding example for others to follow." - Tech. Sgt. Rebecca Hoyt