Airman Spotlight: Tech. Sgt. Toriano Banks

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Unit:  51st Comptroller Squadron

Job Title:  NCOIC, Financial Analysis Operations

Job Description and its impact on the overall mission:  Provide budgetary support to the Wing's Resource Managers and Squadron Commanders to ensure mission requirements are funded and met.

Time in the military:  Fourteen years

Time at Osan:  Eleven months

DEROS:  May 2011

Hometown:  Tampa, Florida

Hobbies:  Sports, working out, learning new things.

Why did you join the military?  I partied a little too much my first year in college. So being a military brat, I knew the military was what I needed to refocus.

Where do you see yourself in 10 or 20 years?  Either a Chief in the Air Force or the owner of my own real-estate business.

What do you do for fun here?
  Playing sports, working out, traveling.

What's your favorite Air Force memory or story?  My favorite Air Force memory to date would be winning the Air Force Space Command NCO of the Year Award. Also, seeing my name on the technical sergeant promotion list.

What accomplishments are you most proud of?  Having my daughter and earning my bachelor's degree.

Who is your role model?  My mother. She raised me as a single parent for much of my teens. I saw how driven she was to be successful and provide for me. I've watched her go from a GS-3 to a GS-15 at NASA with only an associate's degree. That's where my work ethic and drive comes from. To this day, she still tries to tell me what to do. Sometimes I listen, sometimes I don't. Love you mom!