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Samuel Padilla

Samuel Padilla

Action Officer

96th Test Wing, Commanders Action Group

Destin, Florida 32541

Director, Commander's Action Group


96th Test Wing, Commanders Action Group

Action Officer

Responsible for planning, organizing, and managing support process development, staffing and implementation enterprise wide for Eglin Air Force Base. Work closely with senior leaders to identify and provide a variety of options to achieve specified objectives to proficiently shape and submit authored information recommendations, that when approved become policy. Interface closely with the 96th Test Wing staff and coordinate with action officers, organizational leaders, and support agencies.

Career medium 04
Career medium 01

Air Armament Center, Eglin AFB, FL.

First Sergeant

Provide the Commander's of the Air Armament Center, 96 Air Base Wing Staff Agencies, and 96th Comptroller Squadron located at Eglin AFB, FL with a mission ready enlisted force and prepare enlisted personnel for deployments.

Advise the Commanders on a wide range of topics including the health of his airmen and their esprit de corps, discipline, well-being, career progression, and professional development.

Also, oversee training in leadership, customs and courtesies, dress and personal appearance, self-discipline, adherence to standards, drill and ceremony, and safety.

Assist Enlisted personnel to adapt to the military environment and adjust to the organization and manage care and upkeep of unit dormitories and adjacent grounds, and coordinate with supervisors to schedule unit functions, duties, leaves, and passes.


40th Flight Test Squadron

Director of Aerial Photography

Career medium 02

NATO led, International Security Assistance Force, Multi Purpose Public Affairs Team 5

Senior Traveling Broadcast Journalist

Collect and analyze information from newsworthy events through interview, review, investigation, observation, evaluation and isolation of pertinent facts, details and imagery from event aspects. These events will be of direct interest for local, national and international market audiences. Requires decision making such as story emphasis, length, format while organizing material accordingly.

On location: Arrange interviews with people who can provide information about a specific interest topic that support background research related to stories in order to provide a complete and accurate end product. Post production requires that reference cross check reveals no errors-in-fact through thorough review of reference materials ranging from books, news files, or public record to obtain or substantiate relevant facts.

Proficiency in editing frameworks is a must as industry standards require the revision of work to meet editorial approval or to fit time or space requirements to include reviewing copy and correct errors in content, grammar, and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.

Develop ideas or material for columns or commentaries by analyzing and interpreting news, current issues, or personal experiences, and be proficient in transmitting news stories and reporting information from remote locations using satellite communication effectively.

Gather special interest pieces that capture the hearts and minds of local nationals that through counter insurgency operations will diminish host country violence and sabotage.

Lastly, support senior leaders with on-time impromptu, efficient and on-location support as needed and requested.


1st Special Operations Wing, Public Affairs, Hurlburt Field, FL.

Director of Broadcasting

Air Force Space Command

Graphic Designer/Illustrator

USAF Air Combat Command, 505th Training Squadron

Director, Graphic Design Illustration

4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit

Program Director, Mission Debrief

Base Honor Guard

Asst Director, Ceremonial Events

4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit

Asst Dedicated Crew Chief

American Military University

Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations

Defense Information School

Advanced Electronic Journalism, Advanced Electronic Journalism

Digital Video and Imagery Distribution System

Certificate of Achievement, 40 Hour Field Operator, Administrator and Maintenance Course for DVIDS

North West Florida State College

Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) w/ Honors, Information Management Technology

Defense Information School

Public Affairs, Broadcast Journalism

Defense Information School

Graphic Illustration, Multimedia Design & Production

Aerospace Maintenance Apprenticeship

Aerospace Maintenance Journeyman Diploma, Aerospace Ground Equipment Technology

Basic Military Training

Military Operations, Military Applied Sciences

Pace University-New York

Liberal Arts

Community College of the US Air Force

Associate in Applied Science (AAS), Public Affairs

Community College of the US Air Force

Associate in Applied Science (AAS), Aviation Maintenance Technology

Community College of the Air Force

Associate in Applied Science (AAS), Multimedia Production Services