News>Warrior of the Week: Marine Sgt. Felisia Kusuma
Meet the Warrior of the Week -- Marine Sgt. Felisia Kusuma is a Joint Movement Control Center Marine liaison officer deployed from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269 at Camp Lejuene, N.C. She hails from Jakarta, Indonesia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Hank Hoegen)
7/21/2011 - TRANSIT CENTER AT MANAS, Kyrgyzstan -- Every week, a member of the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing is selected as the Warrior of the Week. This individual is recognized based on outstanding performance, good conduct, work ethic and most importantly, for a job well done.
Meet the Warrior of the Week -- Marine Sgt. Felisia Kusuma is a Joint Movement Control Center Marine liaison officer deployed from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269 at Camp Lejuene, N.C. She hails from Jakarta, Indonesia.
Here's what Kusuma has to say about herself and her deployment to the Transit Center at Manas.
What do you do on a daily basis at the Transit Center? Authenticate and validate unit line numbers and ensure all Marine and attached Marine forces personnel make their assigned flights.
What do you enjoy about being at the Transit Center? Getting to work with members of other services and getting to experience a different and unique culture.
Why did you choose to serve in the military? I wanted to face a new challenge.
How do you feel about your contributions to the Transit Center mission and current operations in the area of responsibility? I feel that I am contributing to mission success by making sure all our passengers are informed and make their assigned mission so they can carry on the fight wherever it is they are going.
Family: Mother, father, a younger sister and my son.
Time at the Transit Center: I've been here since Feb. 2.
Time in military: 6 years 3 months.
Greatest accomplishment: I received a Navy Achievement Medal for superior performance of duty while stationed in 29 Palms, Calif.
Goals you want to achieve or meet while at the Transit Center: Mission success.
Hobbies: Drawing and hanging out with friends.
Your best habit: Organization.
Favorite quote: "Men are like wine: some turn to vinegar but the best improve with age."
Favorite movie: Sound of Music
Who is your favorite mentor and what did you learn from him/her: Army Sergeant 1st Class Blanca Duran taught me how to relax and see the positive things in life and not let stress get to me.
If you could spend one hour with any person, who would it be and why: My son because I miss him.