National Correctional Officers Week Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Aleksandr Zinovyev

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 JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – In 1984, President Ronald Reagan announced the first week in May as National Correctional Officer Appreciation Week. The duties of a correctional officer entail overseeing inmates to ensure they are safe, secure and supervised. This week, AFSFC is commemorating the event by recognizing several of the men and women across the enterprise who support the Air Force corrections and confinement mission.

Meet Staff Sgt. Aleksandr Zinovyev, mental health technician at AFSFC’s Det. 2, Naval Consolidated Brig, Miramar Naval Air Station, California. The almost seven-year veteran provides prisoners with offense-specific education and assists clinical staff members with treatment programs.

How do you contribute to the lethality and readiness of the Air Force?
I contribute to a more lethal Air Force by helping to return rehabilitated prisoners back into the community where their likelihood of re-offending is low. This helps to contribute to a sense of security on in the community for the warriors, allowing them to concentrate on their mission.

What do you enjoy most about your mission?
I enjoy being a part of an effort that provides education and treatment to prisoners so they can reintegrate into a civilian world where they can become productive members of a society.

What motivates and inspires you the most?
I am most inspired by the impact that the corrections environment has on prisoners, the staff and the communities.