Airman Spotlight: SrA Rincon

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  • By Senior Airman Ned T. Johnston
  • 6th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs
Air Force contractors must be master negotiators. They must have an exacting attention to detail, because they play a critical role in the Air Force as every penny counts in helping complete the mission.

At MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, the Airmen with the 6th Contracting Squadron do just that.

"Our team develops and executes innovative business strategies and cost effective contracting solutions to enable Team MacDill to fulfill its global mission," said Lt. Col. Jeffrey Peske, 6th CONS commander.

One of these innovative Airmen is Senior Airman Andres Rincon, a contracting specialist with the 6th CONS from Boca Raton, Florida. He manages 21 contracts worth upward of $14 million for base services, equipment, supplies and construction projects.

"I love my job here in contracting," exclaimed Rincon. "I impact the base in such a huge way that it's hard to think of what the base would be like without my position."

Rincon is responsible for many contracts, but some of his more high visibility contracts include services such as the testing administrator for Career Development Courses, six nurses, three pharmacologists, a dental hygienist, a clinical phycologist, and the list goes on.

"The mission stops without these contracts in place," said Rincon. "We would have under-qualified, unhealthy Airmen without these contracts, and the joint force suffers without us sending our very best down range."

Rincon just put on senior airman last month, and he says that he hopes to make the Air Force a career, but with rank on his lapels instead of his sleeves.

"I'm working on my education, because someday I'd really love to fly," said Rincon with a smile. "I have my eye on the F-22, but if I found myself in the cockpit of any other fighter jet, I'd be pretty happy with where I'm at."