Staff Sgt. Jason St. John
Published August 28, 2012
Desert Lightning Team's Weekly Warrior:
Staff Sgt. Jason N. St.John
San Antonio, TX
55th Rescue Squadron
- Performs pre/post-flight inspections of HH-60G aircraft, weapon, defensive and specialized aircraft equipment
- Operates aircraft weapon systems, satellite communications, & Alternate Insertion Extraction (AIE) equipment
- Performs AIE safetyman, terrain/threat avoidance duties during low-level personnel recovery flts using NVGs
Most rewarding job aspect:
Knowing I directly contribute to getting the injured safely off the battlefield, particularly under hostile fire. "These things we do so that others may live."
Short term: Deploy as many times as possible
Long term: Bachelor's degree and set myself up for a federal LE job(DHS, BP, ICE).
Shooting, offroading, reading
I don't have a single favorite performer, but I mostly listen to country.
Willingness to work with others to accomplish a given task.
Person I admire most:
Half accomplished tasks (my own included).
What I like most about D-M:
The desert landscape
55th RQS at a glance
Group Commander: Col Jason Hanover
Squadron commander: LtCol Robert Remey
First Sergeant: MSgt Joshua Paul
Squadron Motto: "We Come In The Dark"