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Airman Spotlight: Senior Airman Timothy Data

Senior Airman Timothy Data, 51st Communications Squadron

Senior Airman Timothy Data, 51st Communications Squadron

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Unit: 51st Communications Squadron, wing Information Assurance office

Job title: 51st Fighter Wing Emissions Security manager

Job description and its impact on the overall mission: As an EMSEC manager, it is my job to protect classified information on the Air Force network and make sure areas are approved to process classified information. We do this by ensuring there is proper separation between systems of different classifications and radio networks. Protecting classified information is critical to the Air Force's mission around the globe and here in Korea.

Time in the military: Two years

Time at Osan: Four months

DEROS: March 2011

Family: William Data, father, Kimberly Cooper, mother, Staff Sgt. Ron Cooper, brother, William Data, brother, Thomas Data, brother

Hometown: Canton, Ohio

Hobbies: Reading, working out, trying new things and spending time with friends and family.

Why did you join the military? I wanted to better myself, have a fulfilling career, pursue a college education and see what the world is like outside of the U.S.

Where do you see yourself in 10 or 20 years? In 10 or 20 years I see myself having my own family and being a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force.

What do you do for fun here? I like seeing and experiencing new things, so any chance I get I try to travel around Korea and see what all this country has to offer.

What's your favorite Air Force memory or story? My favorite Air Force memory is being able to pay tribute to two Air Force members by being on the Color Guard for their retirements and seeing these veterans retire with honor.

What accomplishment are you most proud of? The accomplishment I am most proud of is re-creating the Osan EMSEC program and re-validating all EMSEC packages on the Korean peninsula.

Who are your role models? My first role model would be my brother, Staff Sgt. Ron Cooper, because he was the one who inspired me most to join the Air Force. My second role model would be my first and current supervisor, Staff Sgt. Thomas Pace, because as my first supervisor he gave me a strong foundation for my Air Force career.