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AFDW&You: Meet Tech. Sgt. Christopher Baker

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JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. --

The Air Force District of Washington encompasses more than 30,000 Airmen in 1,758 units stationed at 500 locations in 108 countries. AFDW Airmen execute varied missions around the world alongside service members and civilians from different Air Force major commands, joint units and international organizations. AFDW highlights Airmen in these unique missions in its series, “AFDW and You.”

The Airman: Tech. Sgt. Christopher Baker is the Air Force District of Washington Command Assignments and Readiness noncommissioned officer in charge at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Baker hails from Greenup, Kentucky.

The mission: My current Job in AFDW A1K scales multiple Air Force career-impacting programs including managing Enlisted Force Distribution Panels, Developmental Special Duties programs, Officer Assignments and Promotion Releases. I also serve as the 320th Air Expeditionary Wing A1 representative. Through these programs I support our more than 30 thousand personnel across 500 locations in 108 countries.

The highlights: I am currently deployed in place for the 59th Presidential Inauguration as the Air Force service noncommissioned officer in the Joint Forces Headquarters J1. I am the Air Force liaison to the Joint Task Force. This is one of the most unique work experiences I have ever been a part of in my career. I am in charge of providing support to all incoming personnel in support of the inauguration. I assist the Air Force personnel with arrival, reception and integration into the JTF-National Capital Region forces. I also work any issues that inbound or on-the-ground forces may have while deployed to Fort Lesly J. McNair, Washington, D.C. Since the inauguration only occurs every four years, I am very humble to be a part of the team supporting it as this truly is a once-in-a-career opportunity.

The challenges: In addition to my A1K duties and in-place deployment, I have also been filling our A1KR division chief position for the past four weeks. This has been challenging due to the sheer workload all three areas cover. I have managed to overcome this simply with time management and support of my A1 leadership.