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WoW: Airman 1st Class Parker Pfeffer

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  • By Airman 1st Class Kaitlyn Brewer

The Weasel of the Week series asks Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, heroes, experts, and all-around great Airmen to share their likes, dislikes, Air Force spirit and personalities. We sat down with Airman 1st Class Parker Pfeffer, 20th Comptroller Squadron financial support operations technician, to get to know him.


Please explain your career field and job.

I work in the support section of the finance management flight. The FMF provides financial assistance to base-level military members and retirees. My job involves overseeing LeaveWeb for the base and agency coordinator programs for the 20th CPTS and Wing Staff Agency, as well as working daily assigned tickets in our client service program website. I work leave and state tax verification reports.

How do you affect the wing’s mission capabilities?

Ensuring "am I going to get paid for this" is the last thought on a member's mind when doing mission-related tasks, allowing members to focus on what is in front of them.

What inspires you to strive and excel at your job?

I care about everybody's finances on base and I care about doing my job well.

What advice do you have for people coming into your career field?

Soak up everything like a sponge; don't shy away from any challenge no matter how difficult and become as knowledgeable and wholesome as possible.

What is your proudest moment since you arrived here?

Winning Weasel of the Week.

How do you define success and how does this definition of success help you succeed in your career field?

I define success as taking pride in your work while working with purpose and efficiency. (This) helped in my career field by spearheading most decisions I make.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Pursuing school degrees or in another Financial Management spot.

What is one thing you wish people knew about your job?

(I wish people understood) our procedures and policies.

What is one thing that is taken for granted about your job?

Our client service program... great way for contactless service for anyone who needs finance help.

What impact have you made in your career field and at this base?

Overseeing LeaveWeb, rebuilding the program for the base.