AFRC Financial Management Civilian of the Year 2010

Ms. George received the Air Force Reserve Command Financial Management Civilian of the Year Award for general-schedule 09 and above; payband 2 employees for fiscal year 2010 for her outstanding dedication to professionalism through integrity, service before self and excellence. The award was presented to Ms. George by the 442nd Fighter Wing commander, Col. Eric S. Overturf, Feb. 11 at Whiteman AFB, Mo. Ms. George joined the civil-service ranks as a communications squadron resource advisor while overseas as a dependent spouse. She said originally, it was just her intention to maintain speady employment while living as an overseas dependent, but it has resulted in a career in civil service. "I have always strived to be one of the go-to people when someone needs assistance," she said. "If I do not have the answer, I will get one. I also support the financial management-function and our wing commander to the best of my ability." Ms. George has a bachelor of arts degree in accounting from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. and numerous hours of continuing education in finance, budgeting and contracting, since joining the Department of Defense. "(The most rewarding aspect of my job is) being recgonized as a knowledgeable and dependable team player by those I work closely with both inside and outside the 442nd Fighter Wing," she said. Ms. George is responsible for funding in areas of unit-training assemblies, Air Force Training Periods, Reserve Management Periods and bonuses as well as orders for annual tour, formal schools, basic training, manday support and unit deployments. "We constantly juggle numerous requirements at the unit and wing levels in an effort to procure dollars needed to complete each and every mission," she said. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, playing volleyball and spending time with her family, to include her 20-year-old daughter Kacee, who is currently a student at Emporia State University in Kansas. (U.S. A

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