61 CELS Warrior of the Week : Joshua Jones
/ Published April 21, 2016
LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Directorate/Unit: 61st Civil Engineer and Logistics Squadron
Duty Title: Environmental Compliance Program Manager
Years in Service: 5 years
Time on Station: 5 years
Hometown: Compton, Calif.
Goals: Short Term: Get accepted to seminary school. Long Term: Provide programs that improve the quality of life for disadvantaged inner city youth.
Hobbies: Basketball, camping, live theater.
Greatest achievement: Raising three wonderful, healthy children.
What others are saying (Commander's Comment): "Josh Jones joined the environmental team less than a year ago, and during that short time has brought significant positive changes to the program. He has implemented in-depth outreach and education programs to improve compliance in the base's management of Hazardous Wastes, and his ongoing oversight of the installation's environmental restoration program has postured LAAFB to request closure of its one remediation site. Most recently, Josh's duties have expanded to managing the installation's Environmental Impact Analysis Program, ensuring that initiatives that affect the utilization of base infrastructure are carefully considered for environmental implications," said Dave Espili, deputy base civil engineer. "Josh is directly responsible for safeguarding LAAFB from two of the three most significant environmental compliance issues the base faces on a daily basis. He joined the environmental team just in time for the 2015 Unit Effectiveness Inspection, and within three months had already closed all four minor findings/recommended improvement areas that were attributed to the programs under his purview. In his day-to-day activities, Josh is always upbeat, approachable, and a ready to lend a helping hand. He is always looking for new and creative ways to enhance LAAFB's environmental stewardship programs, and constantly seeks out avenues for self-improvement. Consistently one of 61 CELS' top performers, Josh Jones is undoubtedly worthy of recognition as "Warrior of the Week," he said.