161st ARW Airman takes part in "Day in the Life of a Command Chief"

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Editor's note: The following is from a 161st Air Refueling Wing Airman who shadowed the Command Chief for the day. The goal of this program is to show first-term Airmen around the wing, how the unit operates and to provide insight into the "Day in the Life of a Command Chief."

Name: Senior Airman Anthony Jaros
Unit: 161st Maintenance Squadron

What made you want to join the Air National Guard?

I joined the Guard in 2008 for educational incentives to allow me to finish my bachelor's degree.

What impressed you the most about today?

I think the thing that impressed me the most about the day was the fact that the chief takes time out of his busy day to speak with people throughout the Guard and make himself available to resolve issues and find ways to improve things around the base.

What do you think is the most difficult part about being Command Chief? What about the Command Chief's job surprised you?

I think the most difficult thing about being Command Chief is trying to make everyone happy and enjoy their time serving in the Guard. The thing that surprised me was the fact that the position is a traditional (Guardsman) slot. All duties need to be carried out in a two-day period.

What are you goals for your own ANG career?

I am still exploring my options but I have an interest in intelligence division as an officer.

How do you see the Air National Guard differently after spending the day with the Command Chief?

I see all the opportunities that the Guard has to offer and all the people willing to help individuals achieve their goals.