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March Portrait of a Professional

A non-prior-service C-130 Radio Operator for the past four years, Staff Sgt. Dan Naylor shares his thoughts for this month’s Portrait of a Professional. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kauffman)

A non-prior-service C-130 Radio Operator for the past four years, Staff Sgt. Dan Naylor shares his thoughts for this month’s Portrait of a Professional. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kauffman)

MOFFETT FEDERAL AIRFIELD, Calif. -- A non-prior-service C-130 Radio Operator for the past four years, Staff Sgt. Dan Naylor is the 129th Rescue Wing's Portrait of a Professional for March. Portrait of a Professional is a monthly profile of an outstanding Staff Sgt. and below. 

Motivation to enlist: "I've always had a love of flying."Favorite AF memory: "It's the best experience--performing rescues. Being able to go out and save someone's life is extremely special."

Lessons learned: "The level of excellence and professionalism needed to succeed in life, no room for error for things to function as they should. Pay attention to detail."

If you could deploy anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? - Asia or China, for the history and to see early civilization.

Any Air Force job: Always wanted to be an F-22 pilot.

Hometown: Fremont, California

Civilian job: Aerospace Engineering student at San Jose City College

What would people be surprised to learn about you? Awarded Eagle Scout in 1998Hobbies include: cycling, running

Favorite quote: Nelson Mandela-- "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, it is that we are powerful beyond measure."