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Year of the NCO; Tech. Sgt. Lucy Rockwell

Year of the NCO, noncommissioned officer. Series of posts chatting with NCO's, some award winning and some influential to daily operations. We can't thank our NCO's enough!!
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Year of the NCO, noncommissioned officer. Series of posts chatting with NCO's, some award winning and some influential to daily operations. We can't thank our NCO's enough!! (Photo provided)

Year of the NCO, noncommissioned officer. Series of posts chatting with NCO's, some award winning and some influential to daily operations. We can't thank our NCO's enough!!
(Photo provided)

Year of the NCO, noncommissioned officer. Series of posts chatting with NCO's, some award winning and some influential to daily operations. We can't thank our NCO's enough!! (Photo provided)

Year of the NCO, noncommissioned officer. Series of posts chatting with NCO's, some award winning and some influential to daily operations. We can't thank our NCO's enough!!
(Photo provided)

Year of the NCO, noncommissioned officer. Series of posts chatting with NCO's, some award winning and some influential to daily operations. We can't thank our NCO's enough!! (Photo provided)

Year of the NCO, noncommissioned officer. Series of posts chatting with NCO's, some award winning and some influential to daily operations. We can't thank our NCO's enough!!
(Photo provided)

Year of the NCO, noncommissioned officer. Series of posts chatting with NCO's, some award winning and some influential to daily operations. We can't thank our NCO's enough!! (Photo provided)

Year of the NCO, noncommissioned officer. Series of posts chatting with NCO's, some award winning and some influential to daily operations. We can't thank our NCO's enough!!
(Photo provided)

Year of the NCO, noncommissioned officer. Series of posts chatting with NCO's, some award winning and some influential to daily operations. We can't thank our NCO's enough!! (Photo provided)

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. --

Today we spotlight Tech. Sgt. Lucy Rockwell, 932nd Airlift Wing, inspector directorate, inspections specialist.

932AW: In just a few words what is an NCO?

LR: Airman that show up to duty with a strong sense of leadership, loyalty and dedication to the Air Force.

932AW: In your words, what are some responsibilities of an NCO?

LR: To be the buffer between Airman and Senior Enlisted and to be the backbone, to execute the mission and to help train those coming up to execute the mission.

932AW: What changed from being an Airman to becoming an NCO?

LR: Responsibility! Along with a sense of pride that I was given more responsibility and had a voice in decisions.

932AW: What do you think it takes to become an NCO?

LR: I think it takes passion, drive, and the willingness to give your all.

932AW: What advice would you offer Airman?

LR: Never give up, you’re going to hit a hall, but keep going and remember we’re a team.

932AW: Do you have a mentor or anyone that helped you in career to becoming an NCO?

LR: Honestly, my dad, he instilled the work ethic’s, the loyalty, and the responsibility it takes to be an NCO since I was little.

We thank you Tech. Sgt. Rockwell and appreciate you sharing your knowledge and experience with us!