Super Saber Performer

Staff Sgt. Ulices G. Pereira-Velasco, NCOIC of Dental Logistics, from Ephrata, Wash.,  is the Super Saber Performer for the week of June 5 - 11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo)

Staff Sgt. Ulices G. Pereira-Velasco, NCOIC of Dental Logistics, from Ephrata, Wash., is the Super Saber Performer for the week of June 5 - 11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany- -- Rank / Name: Staff Sgt. Ulices G. Pereira-Velasco

Unit: 52nd Dental Squadron

Duty title: NCOIC, Dental Logistics

Hometown: Ephrata, Wash.

Years in Service: 10 years

Why joined: I joined the Air Force in a time when I needed guidance and structure in my life. I wanted to have a career that made a difference in other people's lives. I thought the Air Force would encourage me to expand my horizons and test my limits both physically and mentally.

Family: Happily married

Hobbies: Weightlifting, painting, and character design

Favorite aspect of job: Working with many aspects of logistics, tracking orders, projecting the budget for both supply and TDYs for our unit.

Most memorable Air Force experience: Getting promoted to Senior Airman Below-The-Zone, receiving my bachelor's degree and getting orders to Germany. I have loved my experience here, both professionally and personally. I have been blessed with the opportunity to travel and visit countries that I never in my wildest dreams would have visited had I not joined the Air Force.

How do you make responsible choices:
I surround myself with positive individuals and people who inspire me to be a better leader and Airman.