Airman Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Paul Martin

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Unit: 51st Fighter Wing Legal Office

Job title: NCOIC, Adverse Actions

Job description and its impact on the overall mission: Provides administrative and litigation support in processing and execution of all judicial and non-judicial matters. Acts as a trial member, assisting attorneys with appropriate investigations, conducting witness interviews, reviewing case status, and discussing major points of interest to develop case strategy. Prepares and processes all documentation required for courts-martial, Article 15 actions and discharges from investigation through final action. Assists commanders with maintaining morale, good order and discipline within the wing.

Time in the military: Seven years

Time at Osan: Six months

DEROS: March 2011

Family: Wife, Stacey and three beautiful children, ages 11, 5 and 3

Hometown: Port Arthur, Texas

Hobbies: Computers, camping and spending time with my family

Why did you join the military? I wanted to join after 9/11 but circumstances at the time prevented it. I later joined the first chance I had.

Where do you see yourself in 10 or 20 years? Retired and beginning a new career.

What do you do for fun here? Hang out with friends and travel

What's your favorite Air Force memory or story? My favorite Air Force memory has to be my deployment to Ali AB, Iraq with the 407th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron. I enjoyed it for the experience, knowledge gained and the Airmen I deployed with.

What accomplishment are you most proud of? I am most proud of when I deployed into a 7-level position as a 5-level Senior Airman. I was recognized by my commander for my dedication and accomplishments.

Who are your role models? My aunt and uncle from Port Arthur, Texas. I spent a lot of time around them growing up. They taught me to always see the good in people and about life in general. Definitely a positive force in my upbringing.