Warrior of the Week: Tech. Sgt. Christopher Lucero

Tech. Sgt. Christopher Lucero, 348th Reconnaissance Squadron flight chief of plans and programs, works to keep personnel records in the squadron up to date June 9, 2015, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. Lucero was selected as the warrior of the week for the second week of June 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachiah Roberson/released)

Tech. Sgt. Christopher Lucero, 348th Reconnaissance Squadron flight chief of plans and programs, works to keep personnel records in the squadron up to date June 9, 2015, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. Lucero was selected as the warrior of the week for the second week of June 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachiah Roberson/released)

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. --

Rank and Name: Tech. Sgt. Christopher Lucero

Unit: 348th Reconnaissance Squadron

Duty title: Flight Chief of Plans and Programs

Time in service:  13 years, 10 months

Time on station: 2 years, 2 months

Hometown: Las Vegas, N.M.

Why is serving in the Air Force important to you?
It's something I've always wanted to do since I was young. Being part of something bigger than myself, being part of a team and watching the mission get accomplished is important to me.

What moment or accomplishment as a Warrior of the North are you most proud of and why?
There isn't just one specific moment I am proud of in my time here, but simply seeing the squadron I support completing the mission every day is amazing.

What is your favorite part of your job?
My job is to keep Airmen's records in perfect condition so that they are ready for whatever, whenever. I think that is my favorite part because it makes me feel that in some way sooner or later I can help many Airmen, even if it's indirectly. Whether it is a promotion board or some problem that can be solved simply by checking their well-kept records, I would be a part of that process in some way.

How do you apply the wing commander's principles of 'passion, proficiency and professionalism'?
The true way I apply these principles is by internalizing them into what I do every day. They have to be a part of your life just as the Air Force is a lifestyle for all of us.

Who or what inspires you and why?
When I worked at STRATCOM (U.S. Strategic Command) I worked with Army Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick Alston. He inspired me to do the best I could in the military and how to be a leader.

What's the first thing that made you think Grand Forks Air Force Base was a cool place other than the temperature or weather?
My first day here I knew it was an amazing place because of the people here. They are here to work and help you, and there are lots of good people here.