Lt. Col. Anita Winkler, 460th Medical Group
/ Published February 21, 2007
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.
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.