10/11/2012 - DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, DEL. --
Name/Rank: Master Sgt. David W. Smith
Squadron: 436th Maintenance Operations Squadron
Job description: Quality assurance inspector
Previous assignments: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.; Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea; Hill Air Force Base, Utah
Dream assignment and why? Any fighter base; I miss the operations tempo and the temporary duties.
Family: Wife, Penny, and two daughters, Kacie and McKenna.
Favorite movie: Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life"
Favorite food: Cheese steak
Favorite book: "The Foundation Trilogy," by Isaac Asimov
Who inspires you? My daughters. They are so far beyond where I was at their age. They continue to amaze me with their maturity and abilities.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Retired, but hopefully working with the Air Force in some capacity.
Master Sgt. David Smith is a quality assurance inspector with a background in aircraft fuel system repair. Even though he is one of the newest members to quality assurance, Smith has quickly grasped his new position and brought with him a wealth of knowledge gained from a variety of prior positions. It was immediately evident that he was ready for increased responsibilities and secured his spot as shift supervisor. In addition to his primary duty, Smith is responsible for the maintenance group confined space, deficiency reporting, and product improvement programs. He is an invaluable asset to the 436th Airlift Wing.
-Senior Master Sgt. Travis Sample