45th AES member strengthens the team

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  • By Senior Airmen Xavier Lockley
  • 927th Air Refueling Wing, Fla.
Much is required of the warriors who comprise the 927th Air Refueling Wing. In addition to demonstrating excellence in their primary Air Force Specialty Code and a dedication to duty, Airmen are expected to be of upstanding character.

One member of the 45th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron has excelled on duty and off. In addition to outstanding performance as a communications technician assigned to the 45th AES, Senior Airman Marc Hogan is also busy setting the bar for community involvement.

The New York City, NY native joined the Air Force in 2013 and has spent his whole career in the reserve with the 927 ARW learning, gaining knowledge of cyber communications. A personal connection to life on the flight line jumpstarted Hogan's military career and set him on his current path.

In his civilian occupation, Hogan works as a business analyst for Citibank, a career that keeps him in line with the cyber communication community.

"I am fortunate to have the job that I do on the civilian side of things because it keeps me in line with what I do on the military side," said Hogan. "At the bank I help with information technology ensuring users are squared away, and making sure systems are user friendly, so it closely ties in with what we do on the military side."

For the past week, Hogan has participated in joint exercise Operation Reconnect. Hogan believes that this exercise has helped him learn new techniques.

"By participating in this exercise, I have had the unique opportunity to partner with our members of the 290th Florida Air National Guard," said Hogan. "I've learned what our career field does in a different capacity, the wisdom that they guard members brought over was truly helpful to me fully grasping all that my job does."

Hogan has already received his bachelor’s degree, and is currently in school to earn his master’s in business administration. Hogan also has another opportunity to commission as an officer.

"Currently, I have a package in to commission as an officer, specifically with medical administration with the 45 AES. It's a great opportunity to continue working with the same squadron and make a difference."