Team Osan Spotlight: SSgt Joseph Groffy

Staff Sgt. Joseph Groffy, 303rd Intelligence Squadron data link operator, walks a dog from the homeward bound animal shelter March 20, 2015, at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Groffy is this week’s Team Osan Spotlight winner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman David Owsianka)

Staff Sgt. Joseph Groffy, 303rd Intelligence Squadron data link operator, walks a dog from the homeward bound animal shelter March 20, 2015, at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Groffy is this week’s Team Osan Spotlight winner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman David Owsianka)

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Name: SSgt Joseph A. Groffy

Unit: 303d Intelligence Squadron

Job title: Data Link Operator

Job description and its impact on the overall mission: I process, exploit, and disseminate intelligence data from U-2 and RQ-4 reconnaissance aircraft. The impact of the Surveillance and Warning Center: We direct issuance of reports concerning possible threats to U.S. and Republic of Korea national security that is of such important significance that it requires immediate notification to the POTUS and National Security Council.

Time in the military: seven years

Time at Osan: since May 2014

DEROS: May 2015

Family: wife and dog

Hometown: Hampton VA

Hobbies: playing sports, poker and drawing

Why did you join the military? Because my father was Air Force and also to travel the world

Where do you see yourself in 10 or 20 years? 10 years: still in the military, 20 years: being a beach bum on a tropical island

What do you do for fun here? Watch movies and play screen golf

What's your favorite Air Force memory or story? 2010-2011 tour here at Osan traveling the country and learning the culture.

What accomplishment are you most proud of? Finishing my CCAF

Who are your role models? My father