WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --
Senior Master Sgt. Don Griffin
87th Aerial Port Squadron
Unit Deployment Manager
Chief Formal Training, 88th Air Base Wing Force Support Squadron
Community College of the Air Force associate degree, Aerospace Technology and Education/Training Management; bachelor's degree in business management
What you like about working at the 445th?
I like the countless opportunities provided. The experiences I gained as a reservist and Air Reserve Technician positioned me for my current position. For anyone willing to step up and step out there are endless opportunities for personal and professional growth. There are great mentors and leaders throughout our wing who are always willing to support and reward initiative.
Why did you join the Air Force?
I joined the Air Force in 1988 and served for 8.5 years. I separated in 1995 as a Desert Storm vet. I served one year with the Springfield Air National Guard in 1996 and took a 10-year hiatus before coming to the 445th in 1997. I returned to service to complete my 20 years and support our great Air Force. Since joining the 445th I have served as base training manager, unit training manager (ART), chief of education and training (ART), 87 APS ramp services superintendent and my current job.