HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- --
The chiefs are proud to present the Chief’s Choice Award to Staff Sgt. Corey S. Radel.
Q. 1 What squadron are you a part of, what is your job title and what are your duties?
A. 1 I am the 49th Maintenance Group Quality Assurance inspector. I evaluate flight line and maintenance back shops in support of $449 million dollars in assets, provide training and instruction to 141 weapons personnel, address deficiencies noticed during inspections, evaluate and update technical orders, and ensure AFI compliance.
Q. 2 How long have you been in the Air Force?
A. 2 I have been in the Air Force for 11 years.
Q. 3 How long have you been at Holloman?
A. 3 I have been at Holloman for four years.
Q. 4 Where is your hometown?
A. 4 My hometown is Sunbury, Pennsylvania.
Q. 5 Name two of your long-term goals?
A. 5 I would like to become a police officer and travel the world with my family.
Q. 6 What are your off-duty interests and hobbies?
A. 6 I like hunting, hiking, shooting sports, working out, rescuing dogs and traveling.
Q. 7 Who or what are your inspirations?
A. 7 I am inspired by my wife and father.
Chief Master Sgt. Eric P. Corvin, 49th Maintenance Group Quality Assurance chief, selected Radel because of his consistent drive for excellence.
Radel earned three college credits toward his Community College of the Air Force degree and a bachelor’s in criminal justice, maintaining a 4.0 GPA, while completing the Air Force Air Assault course. He also organized a 15 man team for the Big Give, a non-profit, charitable organization that collected 1,654 school items valued at $1,964 and beautified 6,230 feet of the Alamogordo, New Mexico Boys and Girls Club. Radel revamped the Automatic Data Processing Equipment system, ensuring its efficiency, directed a $450,000 tech refresh and rid the system of $8000 worth of obsolete equipment.