Global Strike Challenge 2010: Meet the Security Forces Group team members

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  • By Valerie Mullett
  • 341st Missile Wing Public Affairs Office
Editor's Note: This is part three in a three-part series highlighting the 2010 Global Strike Challenge Teams.

Two of the three competitions that make up this year's Global Strike Challenge have taken place already. The third is about to start and later next week, the combined scores of all three competitions will determine the next winner of the Blanchard Trophy.

Air Force Global Strike Command's Operators and Maintainers from Malmstrom competed in September and are poised to travel to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., to get their results.

The Security Forces competitors boarded a plane this morning for their competition at Fort Polk, La. The score posting is slated to take place Nov. 17 and 18.
Here is a look at the Security Forces team.

1st Lt. William Glojek

The Officer in Charge of the Security Forces GSC team is 1st Lt. William Glojek. He is also the OIC of the convoy response force and feels especially excited to be representing Malmstrom and all of the security forces members stationed here who work 24-hours-a-day, seven-days- a week, 365-days-a-year. He said it has been challenging conducting training since the team members represent three different squadrons but the team has worked hard and worked together to accomplish their training goals. He is most looking forward to the mental/physical team challenge and feels that friendly competition encourages Airmen to constantly train and improve their skills.

Lieutenant Glojek is originally from Pewaukee, Wis., and he has been at Malmstrom for nearly 2 ½ years. He is married to his wife Nicole and they have three children, Cody, Jayne and Anna.

Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Tuckey

The second in charge of the team is Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Tuckey, a convoy response force leader. He claims to maintain his proficiency at his job with a lot of physical training and simply doing what he is told. He feels proud to have been selected to represent the 341st Security Forces Group at the challenge and explained his role as being the primary compass man who will be directing the team during the mental and physical challenge. He is very confident in the security forces role in the overall results of the competition and said this is a healthy way of seeing what other bases are doing well.

Sergeant Tuckey hails from Cass City, Mich., and has been in the Air Force more than five years with the majority of that time spent here at Malmstrom.

Senior Airman Dustin Taylor

An Air Force sharpshooter, explosive breacher and tactical response force leader, Senior Airman Taylor's theory of bringing everything they have to the fight every day describes the importance of the mission. He, too, feels honored and privileged to be selected for the competition. He is most looking forward to the shooting and tactics portions and has been working out doing a lot of extra cardio to prepare for the competition.

The Council Bluffs, Iowa, native has been here at Malmstrom for 2 ½ years and is married to his wife, Justine. They have an 18-month-old daughter, Kiarra, and two dogs, Reb and Liberty. He said he joined the Air Force because he wanted to do something that was bigger than himself and be part of something he would benefit from in the future.

Senior Airman Hubert Johns III

Senior Airman Johns was originally recruited to be a Marine but chose the Air Force after following advice from his parents. He is a security response team leader and has been in the Air Force for three years. He's very proud to be able to represent the group with the rest of his teammates and feels the competition will be a rewarding experience that will challenge them to become stronger mentally, physically and professionally.

Originally from Alma, Ark., Airman Johns thinks these competitions are important to encourage constant training and improving as a team and individual. He hopes to bring back the competition knowledge learned and pass it on to his fellow Airmen here to improve the overall mission.

Airman 1st Class Aaron Simpson

Airman 1st Class Aaron Simpson is a member of the 341st Security Forces Group Tactical Response Force. The Fresno, Calif., native feels competitions such as Global Strike Challenge are import because they help build a constant readiness mindset in performance of regular duties. He is honored to be representing the 341st TRF and Malmstrom

Airman 1st Class Michael Travis

Another member selected from the TRF fighting force to participate in the Global Strike Challenge, Airman 1st Class Michael Travis is humbled by his selection. He said it is a great honor to walk in the footsteps of past Security Forces members who participated in similar competitions. He is looking forward to the entire experience and feels the competition will provide a glimpse of what type of talents are on each base. He is from Aurora, Ill., and has been at Malmstrom just shy of a year.

In addition to the team members, Airman 1st Class Robert Petruccello was selected as an alternate, and Airmen 1st Class Alan Crawford and Oscar D'Lassalas served in training support roles preparing the team.