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  • Meet your local recruiter: TSGT SAMANTHA K. BERKEMEYER in Ballwin Missouri

    TSgt Samantha K. Berkemeyer

    TSgt Samantha K. Berkemeyer is an Enlisted Accessions Recruiter with the Screaming Eagles, 345th Recruiting Squadron, Scott Air Force Base, IL. She is responsible for interviewing, screening, testing, and evaluating individuals in and around Ballwin & St. Louis, MO. Her zone consists of a population of about 45,000 residents and 16 schools and colleges. As an Enlisted Accessions Recruiter, she diligently works to support the local community and provides career guidance to the young men & women aspiring to be the next generation of Airmen and Guardians. Her hobbies include: Guitar; Singing; Hiking; Painting; Chess; Movies; and Music. “The Air Force has transformed my confidence in my ability to pursue my educational and professional goals. I went from a College Drop out to having 2 Degrees-Debt Free! I also really value the security the Air Force provides to my Family so they can also fulfill their educational & career aspirations. Not to mention we get to see some pretty cool places along the way. The Air Force has taught me “You are capable of more than you know, and self-doubt does not have to be a limiting or defining factor.” TSgt Berkemeyer was born in St. Louis, MO, but grew up as an Army dependent in many stateside and overseas locations. Her heritage is rich with loved ones who currently serve or have served in the Airforce, Army, Coast Guard, and Department of Veterans Affairs. She enlisted in the Air Force in 2011 as an Aerospace Medical Technician out of Nashville, TN. She completed her initial technical training with honors at the Medical Education & Training Campus, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX, and Keesler Air Force Base, MS. She later received her Community College of the Air Force Degree in Health Science in 2013, followed by a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of Maryland University College in 2017. Before her current position, she served as a Medical Inpatient Shift Supervisor at David Grant Medical Center (DGMC), Travis AFB, CA, which boasts 30 inpatient beds, the largest inpatient unit in the USAF. Throughout her career, she has filled various roles in a variety of healthcare settings such as OB/GYN, Women’s Health, Family Health, Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunizations, and Education & Training. Her assignments include Royal Air Force (RAF) Lakenheath, England, Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA)-Randolph AFB, TX, and Travis AFB, CA. EDUCATION 2011 Emergency Medical Techniques Course, Keesler Air Force Base, MS 2011 National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Basic Course, Ft. Sam Houston, TX 2011 First Term Airmen Course, RAF Lakenheath, England 2012 Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics Provider Course, RAF Lakenheath, England 2013 Associate's Degree in Health Science, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, AL 2013 Air Force Training Course, RAF Lakenheath, England 2014 Airman Leadership School, JBSA-Randolph,TX 2014 Self-Aid & Buddy Care Instructor Course, JBSA-Randolph, TX 2014 Basic Life Support Instructor Course, JBSA-Randolph, Texas 2014 Expeditionary Medical Support-Health Response Team, Camp Bullis, TX 2015 Gateway Academy & AFSO 21 Air Force 8-Step Problem Solving Course, JBSA-Lackland AFB, TX 2016 Health Professions Education & Training Course, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, TX 2017 Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD 2017 Evidence-Based Practice Course, JBSA Lackland AFB, TX 2018 Aeromedical Evacuation Patient Staging Course, Camp Bullis, TX 2018 NCO Professional Enhancement Seminar, Travis AFB, TX 2018 Neonatal Resuscitation Program Provider Course, Travis AFB, CA 2018 Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Provider Course, Concord, CA 2018 Pediatric Advanced Life Support Initial Course, Concord, CA 2018 ECG & Pharmacology Course, Concord, CA 2018 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Keesler AFB, MS 2020 The Brooks Group IMPACT Selling Core Course, JBSA-Lackland AFB, TX 2020 Total Force Recruiter Course, JBSA-Lackland AFB, TX 2020 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education, by distance learning ASSIGNMENTS 1. February 2011 - April 2011, Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, TX 2. April 2011 - August 2011, Student, Basic Medical Technician Course, Ft. Sam Houston, TX 3. August 2011 - September 2011, Student, Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice Course, Keesler AFB, MS 4. October 2011 - December 2013, OB/GYN Services Medical Technician, RAF Lakenheath, England 5. January 2014 - June 2016, Family Health/Team Supervisor, JBSA-Randolph AFB, TX 6. June 201 - May 2017, NCOIC Education & Training, JBSA-Randolph AFB, TX 7. May 2017- October 2017, Pediatric Medical Technician, JBSA-Randolph AFB, TX 8. October 2017- July 2020, Medical Inpatient Shift Supervisor, Travis AFB, CA 9. July 2020-Present, Enlisted Accessions Recruiter, Scott AFB, IL, St. Louis, MO & Ballwin, MO MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster Air Force Achievement Medal OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS 2011 Dean’s List, Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice Course 2011 Sharp Airman Award, First Term Airman Course 2012 Senior Airman Below the Zone 2012 48th Surgical Operations Squadron Airman of the First Quarter 2012 48th Surgical Operations Squadron Airman of the Year 2014 345th Medical Operations Squadron Airman of the Fourth Quarter 2015 345th Medical Operations Squadron NCO of the First Quarter 2015 345th Medical Operations Squadron NCO of the Year 2015 59th Medical Wing Nursing Service NCO of the 4th Quarter 2017 345th Medical Operations Squadron Nursing Service NCO of the First Quarter 2018 Distinguished Graduate, NCO Academy 2019 DAISY Award for Outstanding Nurses 2020 Distinguished Graduate, Total Force Recruiter Course 2020 MSgt Salvador Torres Memorial Award EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION Airman Basic, Feb 22, 2011 Airman First Class, Apr 22, 2011 Senior Airman, Feb 22, 2013 Staff Sergeant, May 1, 2015 Technical Sergeant Jun 1, 2018

  • Meet your local recruiter: SSGT SEAN PETRUSHA in Ballwin Missouri

    SSgt Sean Petrusha

    Full Name and the location/area you recruit out of. Staff Sergeant Sean Petrusha When you joined the Air Force. Joined the AF Dec 2013 What you did in the Air Force prior to recruiting. Security Forces Member Hobbies History, Movies, Video Games What you like about the Air Force and what it has taught you. The Air Force has given me the training, education and skill set to excel both personally and professionally. I highly value the mentors and friendships that my time in service has given me. It is truly a privileged to serve in the Air Force.

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