Mission Monday: Services executive advisors

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PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. – It’s Mission Monday! Stephen Jerome is the Air Force Services Center executive advisor to U.S. Space Force. Jerome is one of several AFSVC EAs who act as liaisons between major commands, force support squadron leadership and the center.

“We are the connective tissue that helps integrate and synchronize AFSVC and installation priorities and focus areas,” he said.

We asked Jerome to tell us a little more about himself and the work he does in support of the Department of the Air Force.

What do you love about your job?
Leading from the front. As the forward-facing member of AFSVC for USSF, being able to provide timely and accurate solutions for installations is what keeps me charged every day.

When it comes to your job, what keeps you motivated?
Knowing that the solutions and advice that I provide ensure that Guardians, Airmen and their families have affordable and available options that build a sense of community and resilience.

Why are you and your team important to the Air Force/Space Force enterprise and your customers?
MAJCOM services and morale, welfare and recreation capabilities were centralized in 2012, even before the stand up of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center. Since then, EAs have provided the voice at the headquarters level to ensure senior leaders have the data sets necessary to make informed decisions that contribute to strengthening Airmen, Guardians and families.

Describe a project or event you and your team worked on recently that gave you a great sense of accomplishment:
This job doesn’t often entail working projects or events. There have been times when I have led AFSVC teams on installation program management reviews. It always brings me great satisfaction to meet with the installation-level food services workers, childcare program assistants or Airmen in the fitness center who are the lifeblood of the services workforce … after all, that is where my love for this career field began … lining ballfields, lifeguarding and working as a summer camp counselor as a teenager.

How does what you do support AFIMSC’s strategic priorities?
We are all mission enablers supporting these priorities … from AFSVC we are postured to deliver customer-focused service capabilities, generating resilient, mission-ready warfighters and strengthening families and communities.

Is there anything else you’d like to add which might help people understand the importance of what you do for the Department of the Air Force?
There’s an EA like me assigned to each MAJCOM. If you work in the FSS MWR arena we are a resource for you to get to “YES.”