Senior Airman Alex Donovan
Published May 16, 2012
Desert Lightning Team's Weekly Warrior: Senior Airman Alex N. Donovan
Mike Donovan (Father), Karen Knight (Mother), Lauren Donovan (Sister), Amanda Donovan (Sister), and Rachel Donovan (Sister)
Kansas City, MO
Air Traffic Controller, Tower
Provides air traffic control services in the US Air Force's only limited approach control tower supporting 50,000 annual flight operations, regulating the flow of air traffic in support of 11 flying squadrons. Coordinates with the FAA to ensure aircraft separation and flight safety in complex airspace bordered by an international airport.
Most rewarding job aspect:
Developing apprentice controllers
To make rank, develop leadership skills, and obtain Bachelor's degree
Working out, playing guitar, and video games
Macaroni & Cheese
I'm proudest of:
2010 DMAFB Air Traffic Controller of the Year
Person I admire most:
When people are impractical when making decisions or using judgment
What I like most about D-M:
I enjoy working the Heritage Flight Conference, air show, Operation Snowbird as it greatly aids in my development as an Airman and as a controller.
355th Operation Support Squadron at a glance
355th OG Commander: Colonel Samuel P. Milam
355th OSS Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Kim N. Campbell
355th OSS First Sergeant: Master Sergeant Christopher D. Reams
Squadron Motto: "Guide those who fly"