NEWS | Feb. 8, 2011

Get to know a civilian

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer Hudson Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Our "Get to know" articles are designed to offer readers the opportunity to get to know a little more about the Airmen, Sailors and civilians who make Joint Base Charleston a great place to live and work.

Name: William Scheer

Job: 628th Security Forces Squadron

Age: 46

Married? "I've been married for 23 years but we have been together for 27 years."

Children: "Two. I have a daughter who is a freshman at the College of Charleston where she is a special education major, and my son is a senior at Charleston Collegiate High School."

Pets: "I have a three-year-old yellow lab named Sunny and a two and a half year old black lab named Jager. They are great dogs."

Favorite Activity: "I love to go boating and fishing. I like pretty much anything you can do outdoors."

Favorite Quote: "`A set back is a set up for a comeback.' I heard it during a University of Phoenix graduation speech and I thought it was catchy and it just stuck with me."

Favorite place to eat in town: "Chili's in North Charleston. It's just great food; my wife and I really enjoy going there."

What is one thing that you would like to accomplish while at Joint Base Charleston? "I would like to ensure the continued successful transition from being a Navy Security Detachment to an Air Force Security Forces Squadron with minimum negative impact upon all civilian employees."

What has been your favorite assignment in the military? "I would have to say that when I was active duty, my favorite assignment was when I was working at Naval Criminal Investigative Service headquarters in Washington, D.C. I had been a manager and leader before, but at that assignment I was managing investigative programs and their law enforcement reporting systems Navy-wide, which was on a much broader scale than what I was used to."

Favorite task within your specialty: "Being an effective communicator which has enabled me to execute the mission effectively."

If you were the Chief of Staff of the Air Force for one day, what would you do? "If I were the Chief of Staff of the Air Force for one day, I would have to say I would send all active duty personnel to Human Relations and Labor Relations training with the goal of showing that all employees, civilian and active duty, have value and contribute to the overall success of the Air Force and its mission."