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Answering the call to serve

By Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard
42nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Brian Walker didn’t need to take a leave of absence from the law practice he owns in Fort Worth, Texas, or take the pay cut that goes with it in exchange for a summer in Montgomery, Ala., where sweat starts pouring down faces like rain trailing down a window during a rain storm. The Air Force Reserve captain also didn’t need to trade the space of his 50-acre ranch with five horses and crops for a 600 square-foot billeting room.

An instructor stands in front of commissioned officer trainees
Capt. Brian Walker, 23rd Training Squadron Commissioned Officer Training course instructor, is the first judge advocate to instruct at COT. Walker is an Air Force Reserve member and owns a law practice in Fort Worth, Texas. The school often integrates Reserve and Guard members into their staff to strengthen total force initiatives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard/Released)

“It’s a sacrifice I wanted to make because I believe that teaching is so important,” said Walker. “There are things that I have seen in our Air Force that I think we need to instill in our officer corps that are important to me. So, I decided I want to make a sacrifice to be a part of the process of training officers.” Continue reading Answering the call to serve