National Correctional Officers Week Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Roman Chacon

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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. Roman Chacon, Air Force liaison, parole and release, Commander Support Staff at AFSFC’s Det. 2, Naval Consolidated Brig, Miramar Naval Air Station, California. The eight-year veteran is sole point of contact for all Air Force prisoners at the Miramar Brig. He assists with any administrative needs they may have, and with helping them transition to civilian life.

How do you contribute to the lethality and readiness of the Air Force?
As a member of the commander’s support, I ensure that all our members’ records are taken care of. From a bigger perspective, not doing my job effectively negatively affects all service members at my unit. They would not be able to accomplish their mission at 100 percent.

What do you enjoy most about your mission?
The one thing I enjoy most about my mission is the fact that it is unique. I am a 3F051 (Air Force personnel specialist) by trade, and I never thought this kind of job opportunity existed.

What motivates and inspires you the most?
My wife, Monique, is my inspiration. She constantly pushes me to be better. Without her, I would not be who I am today.