PREBLE COUNTY — There is a new Air Force recruiter responsible for the Preble County area. Technical Sergeant Ronald Graham has been assigned to the Air Force recruiting office, located at 6144 Chambersburg Road in Huber Heights, and represents the area which includes Preble County.
Graham will be visiting area schools and wishes to get involved with the community in any way possible.
Born in Florence, South Carolina, Graham has been in the air force for eight years. Prior to his assignment in Huber Heights, he was assigned to Cannon Air Force base, New Mexico as a Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Non-Commissioned Officer in charge.
Graham was selected for recruiting based on his Air Force record.
“I decided to go into the Air Force because I wanted to leave my town. My town was similar to the City of Eaton, there wasn’t a lot to do. I wanted to better my life, get out and travel. I wanted to see the world. The money was also a deciding factor,” he said.
“I love everything about the Air Force. The camaraderie between everyone — some of my life long friends are in the Air Force. The travel, the way we do things, and our way of life. Some people think of the military and they get caught up in T.V. and that is just not the Air Force. In the last eight years I’ve been to 32 countries, I lived in Japan, and I’ve been all over Japan. It’s just unbeatable, there is just no way to compete with that.”
As for misconceptions, he added, to be in the Air Force you do not have to be on an airplane. Most Air Force jobs do not include working on a plane. The other misconception is that the Air Force is not like the movies. Graham related the Air Force to a “normal” job. He does his work and then he goes home for the day.
While he is new to the recruiting world, Graham enjoys his job.
“Its a change of pace, but it is not bad at all. Getting out and talking to people daily and telling them about the Air Force. The only thing that I am working on that I’m not used to is just the administrative work. I’m not used to this amount of paper work,” he said.
“I want to recruit the highly motivated and qualified individuals. I want to give out information, even if someone decides the Air Force isn’t for them. When they walk up to my booth, we just talk.”
As an Air Force recruiter, Sergeant Graham is responsible for engaging, inspiring and recruiting the brightest, most competitive and diverse men and women for service in America’s Air Force in the Dayton/Eaton/Huber heights area.
For more information about Air Force opportunities, contact Tech Sgt. Ronald Graham at 937-694-0990 or check him out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ronald.graham.37669.
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