Traditional air guardsman, unofficial recruiter leads way in recruiting efforts

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  • By Staff Sgt. N. Alicia Goldberger
  • 176th Wing
A 176th Wing traditional guardsman, not an official recruiter, received recognition March 3 for supporting the wing's recruiting priorities.

Tech. Sgt. Jack Barker, a member of the 176th Security Forces Squadron, was awarded a plaque for the most wing referralsĀ in 2012 by the wing commander.

"The more people you send, the more chances you have someone will join," Barker said.

Barker sent six potential members to the Alaska Air National Guard recruiting offices, resulting in one new member and increasing the wing's strength.

"From the top down, recruiting and retention is our top priority," said Col. Donald S. Wenke, the 176th Wing commander. "Every day, every year, until we meet 100 percent authorized end strength."