Combat Airlifter of the Week: Tech. Sgt. Darren Curtis

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  • By Airman Isabell A. Nutt
  • 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Name and Rank: TSgt Darren Curtis     

Unit: 19 MXG/MXOT

Official Duty title: NCOIC, Maintenance Training

Hometown: Temecula, CA

Time in service: 8.5 years

Time at Little Rock: 3 years

Goals: Become a First Sergeant and earn a Project Management Professional certification

Hobbies: Cycling, kayaking, hiking, carpentry, reading and Learning

19th Airlift Wing priority portrayed and why?

MISSION: As a member of the Maintenance Training Section, TSgt Curtis’s mission is to train and develop multi-capable maintainers to execute agile combat airlift.  As the NCOIC of Maintenance Training, he leads a team of four training managers and 20 training monitors to ensure 1,200 personnel are qualified and equipped to support flying operations. 

His team provides group and squadron leaders training data trend analysis and recommends actions to prevent short falls.  Additionally, his team oversees the training of 16,000 annual core tasks for 20 AFSCs, resulting in 200 mission-ready Airmen.