Combat Airlifter of the Week: Senior Airman Luke Hayes

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  • By Airman 1st Class Saisha Cornett
  • 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


Name and Rank: Senior Airman Luke Hayes

Unit: 19th Comptroller Squadron

Official Duty title: Financial Operation Technician

Hometown: Springfield, IL

Time in service: 5 years

Time at Little Rock: 4 years, 7 months

Goals: Finish computer science degree

Hobbies: Playing with his pug, Muffin

Hayes is the primary POC for all separation and retirement customers. He processed final paychecks for 333 members, disbursing $1.1M.

Additionally, Hayes is also the primary military pay certifying official, auditing all pay record updates for the Wing’s 7,500 personnel, including five GSUs.

Finally, Hayes is a highly skilled Customer Service SME. This enables him to adapt to various roles, filling shortfalls in the flight and Welcome Center. He also plays a critical role in mentoring and developing other Airmen within the organization.