Combat Airlifter of the Week: Senior Airman Cole Johnson

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  • By Airman 1st Class Isabell A. Nutt
  • 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Name and Rank: Senior Airman Cole Johnson

Unit: 19th Medical Group Staff

Official Duty title: Unit Deployment Manager

Hometown: Boise, Idaho

Time in service: 2 years and 10 months

Time at Little Rock: 2 years and 3 months

Goals:  Complete Army Baylor Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program and make his son laugh

Hobbies: DIY projects and surfing

19th Airlift Wing priority portrayed and why?

As the 19th Medical Group’s primary Unit Deployment Manage, Johnson steered 42 training events to prepare medics for deployment. He realigned 166 medics to the new AFFORGEN structure four months ahead of schedule.

Additionally, he fortified Total Force Integration by conducting AFSC training for two reservists on 80 tasks and UDM functions, enabling the deployment of three reservists to three areas of responsibility.

Finally, as the local Air Force Sergeants Association chapter membership chair, Johnson recently recruited 10 members and ran t-shirt sales for the annual POW/MIA vigil and 24-hour run.  He raised $400 and honored our missing and fallen.