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Fairchild’s Finest Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Rosciglione

Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Rosciglione, 22nd Training Squadron flight chief water survival training, poses for a photo Sept. 13, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Five days a week Rosciglione manages three separate Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Water Survival Courses at the indoor pool. His leadership selected him as one of Fairchild’s Finest, a weekly recognition program that highlights top-performing Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell)

Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Rosciglione, 22nd Training Squadron flight chief water survival training, poses for a photo Sept. 13, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Five days a week Rosciglione manages three separate Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Water Survival Courses at the indoor pool. His leadership selected him as one of Fairchild’s Finest, a weekly recognition program that highlights top-performing Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell)

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Rank and Name: Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Rosciglione

Unit of assignment: 22nd Training Squadron

Duty title: Flight Chief, Water Survival Training

Home town and state: Belleville, IL

What do you do on a daily basis at Fairchild AFB?
I manage three separate Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Water Survival Courses five days-a-week at the indoor pool.

What do you enjoy about your job?
Getting a student who is completely out of their element in the water and then seeing them develop the confidence to survive.

Why did you choose to serve in the military?
I was going to college for criminal justice and thought the military would be a good avenue to continue pursuing that degree. Once I joined, I saw a brief for SERE and changed my career path.

Family?
I have been married for five years and we have three young children.

How long have you been in the military?
18.5 years.

What is your greatest accomplishment?
By far, being a dad is the most rewarding thing I have ever done.

What goals do you want to achieve or meet while at Fairchild AFB?
Professionally, work a sustainable schedule for the water survival flight to maximize efficiency for staff and students. Personally, finish my degree in music production.

What are your hobbies?
When I’m not working or doing “dad stuff,” I am in my music room playing and recording.

What is your best habit?
I would say keeping things in perspective.

What is your favorite quote?
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
-Matthew 6:34.

What are your favorite movies?
Lately, it’s been anything Pixar. With a five and four year old in the house, we watch movies like Angry Birds, Penguins, Minions, etc… relentlessly. The wife doesn’t share the same enthusiasm we do.

Who is your favorite mentor and what did you learn from them?
My dad was, and still is, my best mentor. Growing up he taught me to always do what’s right, and if you mess up, own it and move on. Never put blame on anyone else.

If you could spend one hour with any person, who would it be and why?
My late sister, Katie, whom I was kind of hard on due to some life changes she made. I would love to have an hour to just be happy with her again.

What Tech. Sgt. Rosciglione’s leadership is saying.
“Tech. Sgt. Rosciglione is the epitome of a team player. He is actively engaged in all aspects of running three Air Education Training Command water survival courses. Whether it is teaching students, reworking budgets for contracts, or covering for a fellow SERE Instructor who just needs a break, “Roscoe” ensures everything is taken care of. Despite the constant barrage of responsibilities, his all-encompassing goal is to find better ways to care for his people and his customers. His current undertaking of reworking Water Survival’s schedule will positively impact not only those who work with him, but the base as a whole. It is an honor to work with such a selfless and motivated non-commissioned officer,” said Master Sgt. Andrew Dunn, 22nd Training Squadron, superintendent.