Wild Weasel of the Week: Staff Sgt. Eckron Bennett

Each week a member of the 35th Fighter Wing is selected as the Wild Weasel of the Week. This individual is recognized based on superior performance, outstanding work ethic, and overall good conduct and discipline.

The 35th Medical Operations Squadron chose Staff Sgt. Eckron Bennett, a primary care flight administration technician, as their Wild Weasel of the Week.

What is your daily mission?
My daily mission is to work thoroughly with the group practice manager of the hospital and nine clinic providers to assure provider schedules are created appropriately. This allows patients access to care and ensures other clinical administrative duties are completed.

What do you enjoy about your job?
The luxury of my career field is being able to move around and work within multiple sections of the medical group. I also like to see how my job plays a big impact on the patients.

Why did you choose to serve in the Air Force?
I made the choice to serve in the Air Force after witnessing my uncle's lifestyle in the Air Force and I figured it would be a great way to better myself and get away from my lifestyle at the time.

What is your favorite thing about living in Japan?
My favorite thing about living in Japan is knowing I may never get this sort of opportunity again.

Who has been your best mentor and what have they taught you?
My best mentor has been Master Sgt. Jahheali Malcom. He taught me that taking care of and being there for those around me will assist me throughout my career. He also told me to hold an individual to one mistake since we have all made mistakes and will continue to make mistakes.

How long have you been stationed at Misawa?
One and a half years

How long have you been in the Air Force?
Six and a half years

What goals do you want to meet while at Misawa?
My goal at Misawa has been to change my approach to situations and allow myself to be more open-minded to those around me.

What goals do you want to meet during your Air Force career?
My main goal while in the Air Force is to make a good impact on those around me, whether in a big or small way. My additional goals are to continue to strive for rank, attain my degree and see where I can take myself in the Air Force.

Supervisor's comments on why you were selected:
"Bennett is the perfect example of an Airman. He is trustworthy, professional, responsible and dedicated to his job in addition to being a wingman. If we need something done, he is our go-to person. He will accomplish the task in an expedient manner in addition to covering his regular and additional duties. He always keeps the mission first and ensures the processes to support the mission are in place and functioning effectively. At work, he keeps morale high and is always smiling when he passes you in the hallway, reminding us that every day is a great day. Off duty he makes sure his friends are safe and smart with all activities and is a loyal wingman. Bennett deserves this recognition for all his achievements and surpassing the Air Force standards." said Capt. Alison Helfrich, 35th MDOS pediatrician.