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Combat Airlifter of the Week: 1LT James Springer

1LT James Springer was selected by 19th Medical Group as the Combat Airlifter of the week, July 28, 2017 on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.

1LT James Springer was selected by 19th Medical Group as the Combat Airlifter of the week, July 28, 2017 on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. --

Name and Rank:  1st Lt James Springer

Unit: 19 MDSS

Duty title: Resource Management Flight Commander / Group Practice Manager

Hometown: Lubbock, Texas

Time in service: 10 Years and 2 months

Time at Little Rock: 2 Years and 5 months

Goals: Professional certification and Doctoral Degree.

Hobbies: Home remodeling, Scoutmaster.

Air Force Core Value portrayed: Integrity First “Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are pliable”—Mark Twain. It is more correct to be honest even when honesty is not pretty.

How does the individual portray the core value? Lt Springer portrays integrity first through true accountability. He is responsible for 360 staff members’ workload, travel,  and work center costs. In addition he is responsible for the 19th MDG day-to-day business operations, patient access, coding compliance, data quality, and resource advisement. All of this must be lawfully and accurately distributed through the management and execution of a 17.1 million dollar budget.