Security forces apprentice selected for INNERview

Staff Sgt. Barbara Denisi serves as a 94th Security Forces Squadron security forces apprentice. Her primary focus is the defense of Dobbins Air Reserve Base, securing and protecting all personnel and property. "I've recently completed Combat Arms Training," said Denisi. "The knowledge I retained not only betters me as an Airman, but gives me an opportunity to assist others."

Staff Sgt. Barbara Denisi serves as a 94th Security Forces Squadron security forces apprentice. Her primary focus is the defense of Dobbins Air Reserve Base, securing and protecting all personnel and property. "I've recently completed Combat Arms Training," said Denisi. "The knowledge I retained not only betters me as an Airman, but gives me an opportunity to assist others." (U.S. Air force photo/Senior Airman Christina Bozeman)

Staff Sgt. Barbara Denisi serves as a 94th Security Forces Squadron security forces apprentice. Her primary focus is the defense of Dobbins Air Reserve Base, securing and protecting all personnel and property. "I've recently completed Combat Arms Training," said Denisi. "The knowledge I retained not only betters me as an Airman, but gives me an opportunity to assist others."

Staff Sgt. Barbara Denisi serves as a 94th Security Forces Squadron security forces apprentice. Her primary focus is the defense of Dobbins Air Reserve Base, securing and protecting all personnel and property. "I've recently completed Combat Arms Training," said Denisi. "The knowledge I retained not only betters me as an Airman, but gives me an opportunity to assist others." (U.S. Air force photo/Senior Airman Christina Bozeman)

Staff Sgt. Barbara Denisi serves as a 94th Security Forces Squadron security forces apprentice. Her primary focus is the defense of Dobbins Air Reserve Base, securing and protecting all personnel and property. "I've recently completed Combat Arms Training," said Denisi. "The knowledge I retained not only betters me as an Airman, but gives me an opportunity to assist others."

Staff Sgt. Barbara Denisi serves as a 94th Security Forces Squadron security forces apprentice. Her primary focus is the defense of Dobbins Air Reserve Base, securing and protecting all personnel and property. "I've recently completed Combat Arms Training," said Denisi. "The knowledge I retained not only betters me as an Airman, but gives me an opportunity to assist others." (U.S. Air force photo/Senior Airman Christina Bozeman)

DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. -- INNERview is a special spotlight for members of Team Dobbins who don't always get recognized for their accomplishments on base and outside of the gates. If you would like to nominate someone please call Public Affairs at (678) 655-5055 or email the editor at 94AW.PAv3@us.af.mil.

Name: Staff Sgt. Barbara Denisi
Job title: Security Forces Apprentice
Years of service: 6

What does your job entail? Since Security Forces is the foundation of integrated base defense, our primary mission is the defense of the installation, on or off post. The job entails securing and protecting all personnel and property.

Tell us a recent accomplishment you've made in your job. I have recently completed Combat Arms Training. The knowledge I retained not only betters me as an Airman, but it's also an incredible opportunity to assist others with the betterment of combat tactics.

What's the most difficult part about being in the Air Force Reserves? Before I joined, my recruiter told me "One weekend a month, two weeks a year." Being a Reservist is more than that. It is balancing two careers,and balancing it well. It requires dedication and commitment: two incredible principles a reservist should portray in all military and civilian aspects.

What do you do for recreation? During the little time I have between the civilian career, military career, and graduate school, I use all my available time planning my wedding to the most incredible man God could have ever chosen for me!

What's your favorite movie? The Book of Eli, a rebellious piety.

Before coming to Dobbins, what was your previous assignment? I have been assigned to Dobbins my entire career.

What advice would you give someone looking to join Security Forces? A quick lesson in linguistics: the literal translation for the Japanese word samurai is "one who serves." If you are someone who wants to serve -- to serve your country, your God and your people, then serving as a Security Forces member may be appropriate for you. SFS members are the warriors of the Air Force. In ancient Japan, you could not be a samurai warrior if you were not willing to serve. So it is with SFS. You cannot be an SFS
warrior if you are not willing to serve.

If you would like to nominate someone for the INNERview, please e-mail the editor at 94aw.pav3@us.af.mil or call Public Affairs at (678) 655-5055.