News happening around Little Rock Air Force Base
By Senior Airman Grace Nichols, 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
/ Published November 25, 2019
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Derek Sticklen, 19th Contracting Squadron contract specialist, is recognized as the Combat Airlifter of the Week at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Nov. 25, 2019. Sticklen’s core value is Excellence in All We Do. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Grace Nichols)
Name and Rank: Senior Airman Derek Sticklen
Unit: 19th Contracting Squadron
Duty title: Contract specialist
Hometown: Goldsboro, North Carolina
Time in service: 3 years, 3 months
Time at Little Rock: 3 years
Goals: Earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and commission
Hobbies: Martial arts, sports, fishing, and spending time with family
Air Force Core Value portrayed: Excellence in All We Do
Why was the individual selected and how do they display the core value?
Sticklen has been exceptional since his arrival to the 19th Contracting Squadron. He has been recognized several times throughout his young career for superior performance. He recently returned from his first deployment where he received high praise from his deployed commander.