Airman Spotlight: Airman 1st Class Robert Waldron

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

Job title: Entry Controller

Job description and its impact on the overall mission:
- Responsible for the safe and expeditious movement of vehicles and pedestrians entering or exiting the base.
- Ensures only authorized personnel and vehicles enter Osan's Protection Level 1, 2 and 3 restricted areas.
- Ensures proper procedures for the removal of US government property from the installation are followed.
- Actively enforces all current procedures, antiterrorism measures, directives, and local policies for registration.

Time in the military: One year, four months

Time at Osan: Nine months

DEROS: October 2010

Family: Father, Edward P. Waldron and Mother, Lisa M. Waldron

Hometown: Crown Point, Ind.

Hobbies: Reading, martial arts, hiking

Why did you join the military? My dad, grandfather, and two uncles were in the military. I wanted to do something that had meaning but didn't want to be in the same service as my predecessors. I'm the first one in my family in the Air Force.

Where do you see yourself in 10 or 20 years? If I had to decide right now I would sign the papers to go career. Hopefully at the rank of master sergeant as a flight chief.

What do you do for fun here? I enjoy learning about the language and culture.

What's your favorite Air Force memory or story? Probably seeing the palace in central Seoul with my friends and Lee Jungbin, a former Air Police that I met while working here.

What accomplishment are you most proud of? Becoming a designated marksman.

Who are your role models? My Dad, and close friends Robert De Vany and John Hancock.