Staff Sgt. Adriaen M. Mercer, 2nd Joint Communications Squadron
Job Title: Tactical technical controller
Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y.
Short-term goals: Finish bachelors degree in systems information management.
Long-term goals: Considering attending Officer Training School to become an officer for the U.S. Air Force.
Advice to others: Set your sights on what you want and then go for it.
Role model and why: My 10th grade Spanish teacher, Jennifer Brummer. She inspired me to conquer whatever life throws at you, if you see something you want, go and get it.