Airmen Dorm Leaders take pride in quality service

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  • By Airman 1st Class Yvonne Morales
  • 30th Space Wing Public Affairs
Team V's Airmen Dormitory Leaders are highly motivated personnel dedicated to ensuring that Airmen receive quality service, guidance, advice, and mentoring to help them succeed.

"This is a very personal, rewarding job," said Staff Sgt. Jarrett Pablo, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron dormitory leader. "Knowing that we are impacting other Airmen's lives by the work we are doing everyday gives us much pride."

ADLs may not have the most dynamic job, but they do have one of the most important: ensuring junior enlisted airmen feel at home and ensuring needs are met from the time Airmen arrive until the time they depart.

"When Airmen first arrive to this base they must in-process with us," said Staff Sgt. Lance Russell, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron dormitory leader. "We make sure they are well informed on all the amenities and how we can help them have the most successful and enjoyable stay throughout their mission here."

The Air Force recognizes the management of unaccompanied housing facilities is critical to an Airmen's development process. Vandenberg dorm leaders strive to provide a modern, functional, well-maintained and comfortable home, as well as promote pride, professionalism and personal dignity.

"I take pride in mentoring the Airmen," Master Sgt. William Proctor, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron unaccompanied housing superintendent. "We mentor 2-3 Airmen a day who come in and talk with us about anything. Whether it's about their dorm, workplace, or just something personal, they know our doors are always open for them."

The ADLs manage the day-to-day operations of nine dormitory facilities; consisting of 308 rooms housing 278 occupants.

"Time management is probably the hardest part of this job," said Pablo. "There are so many ideas and desire to make things better that we just don't have enough time in the day to get all projects done."

Additional responsibilities of an ADL include processing housing allowances for unoccupied personnel, identifying rooms and public areas for safety and health hazards, and maintaining and inspecting dormitories.

"This job takes motivated and self-guided leaders," said Proctor. "The best fit applicants would be someone who has the Airmen's best interest at heart and doesn't let good enough be. They must want better than good enough."

To be considered for the Airmen Dormitory Leader position, an applicant must bring their last three enlisted performance reports, fitness test reports and a letter of recommendation from their unit's commander to the base's Unoccupied Housing Superintendent, Master Sgt. William Proctor (Building 13323).

For more information, contact Master Sgt. William Proctor at 605-2048.