Lt. Col. Anita Winkler, 460th Medical Group

Lt. Col. Anita Winkler hails from Huntsville, Ala., and is the chief of aerospace medicine.

Lt. Col. Anita Winkler hails from Huntsville, Ala., and is the chief of aerospace medicine.

Star Performer -- Lt. Col. Anita Winkler from the 460th Medical Group is the Star Performer for the week of Feb. 16 to Feb. 22. 

Duty Title: Chief, aerospace medicine

Hometown: Huntsville, Ala.

Hobbies: Traveling

How do your day-to-day duties contribute to mission success?
I oversee the day to day operations of aeromedical activities that provide a safe and healthy work force ensuring continued global defense surveillance.

What has been your most memorable experience in the Air Force?
I have had many memorable experiences in my time in the Air Force. The most recent experience was my deployment as deputy surgeon of the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Arabian Peninsula ORIF IV.

What are your goals and describe how your experience in the Air Force has helped you pursue those goals:
When I first joined the Air Force as a nurse, my goal was to some day become a flight medicine physician. The Air Force provided the opportunity to realize this goal and is continuing to help me grow as an officer and a physician.

If you could change one thing about the Air Force what would it be?
I would have the Air Force reconsider force shaping and downsizing during war time.