Profile Hits the Mark

Congratulations! Bob Brewin's Dec. 2 profile of Air Force 2nd Lt. Chad Lynch was perfect...right person right words right focus.

We read a lot about the silver-haired technology warriors out there who have done great things and certainly deserve every plaudit. But it's all too uncommon to see a rising star highlighted. I was witness to Chad's heavy involvement in the 1996 version of the Air Force Information Technology Conference (neé Small Computer Conference). Not only does he have the drive and talent he has the political acumen and social aplomb to make it a complete package.

Lt. Lynch's talents notwithstanding there are a couple of other points worthy of note. First credit goes to the Air Force process for selecting the right enlisted people for commissioning - bull's-eye in this case.

Second Lt. Lynch was quoted as saying the SSG leadership "gives me a chance to do things that an ordinary second lieutenant wouldn't get to do." Right on and that's an important point. Unless those in leadership positions take the time and effort to ferret out the up-and-comers the cream will never rise to the top. The SSG hit a home run by giving Chad the opportunity to excel.

We "locals" look forward to FCW's presence at the next AFITC in September 1997. With Chad in charge typically super support from the Chamber of Commerce and Civic Center and with Mayor Emory Folmar flying top cover it'll be the best yet.

Rick Zehrer Lockheed Martin Corp. Montgomery Ala.

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