This week’s Up Close features Tech. Sgt. Oscar Gregory, Jr., a 94th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle ops. Up Close is a series spotlighting individuals around Dobbins Air Reserve Base.
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
WHY DID YOU JOIN?
I’m a third generation military member. My father served, my brother served, and I serve, so I just wanted to keep the tradition going.
WHAT DO YOU DO ON THE CIVILIAN SIDE?
I’m a lieutenant firefighter at Columbus Fire Station 9.
FAVORITE AIR FORCE EXPERIENCE?
Deploying to Balad, Iraq. I enjoyed meeting different people from different sections. I also got to meet some of the Tuskeegee airmen, including some colonels and captains. That was pretty cool.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES?
I like riding motorcycles. I’m also a big sports fan. My favorite team is the Dallas Cowboys. I also like to fly drones. I’m FAA certified.
I want to go as far as I can in the Air Force. I hope to make chief master sergeant one day. I want to make chief so I can help Airmen to succeed and grow. I like to mentor people and show them a better way.
BEST ADVICE EVER RECEIVED?
Listen first, speak second. My father taught me that.
SOMETHING NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT YOU?
I’m a tinkerer and I’m big on home improvement projects.