Wild Weasel of the Week: Airman 1st Class Christopher Walker

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 Dental Squadron chose Airman 1st Class Christopher Walker, dental assistant, to be their Wild Weasel of the Week.

What is your daily mission?
To assist a general dentist, while ensuring our wing is at the highest readiness rate and our patients receive the treatment necessary to deploy at a moment's notice.

What do you enjoy about your job?
The learning experience that I'm getting now to help me become a dentist one day. I also like the feeling of helping others.

Why did you choose to serve in the Air Force?
Being a part of the Air Force gives me the ability to stand for something bigger than myself. Also, the education opportunities the Air Force offers are amazing.

What is your favorite thing about living in Japan?
I love the beautiful scenery.

Who has been your best mentor and what have they taught you?
Capt. Dan Nelson because he encourages me to do my best with my career and learn as much as I can to be able to apply it in life. He has also taught me how to grow into a man and to stand up for what I believe in no matter what. Along with that, he's always pushing me to be the best and helping me reach my goals to one day become a dentist.

How long have you been stationed at Misawa? 4 months

How long have you been in the Air Force? 11 months

What goals do you want to meet while at Misawa?
To learn as much as possible, get my associates degree, and take advantage of being in Japan by going out and exploring.

What goals do you want to meet during your Air Force career?
To become a dentist.

Where's your hometown?
Jena, Louisiana

Supervisor's comments:
"Airman 1st Class Christopher Walker has been a huge asset by being effective and flexible in and out of the work area. His primary job is to assist one of the general dentists, and to complete his Career Development Courses. Along with excelling at his primary job, Walker displays future leadership traits by taking on extra duties, including monitoring and maintaining the nitrous supple which directly affects most of the dental specialties. He assists in stocking and organizing $5,000 worth of supplies. During his free time, he plays football and basketball for the medical group. Walker displays professionalism when preforming any task, and I am proud to have him as a wingman."
- Staff Sgt. Lottie Stewart, 35th DS dental assistant.