By SSgt Jeremy McGuffin, 19th Airlift Wing
/ Published July 25, 2017
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.
Name and Rank: 1st Lt James
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
certification and Doctoral Degree.
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.