March’s Outstanding Performer

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U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Amanda Marquart is Space Base Delta 1’s “Outstanding Performer” for the month of March. 

Marquart serves as the executive officer to the vice commander of Schriever Space Force Base and is responsible for all information management activities on behalf of the vice commander and Schriever Mission Support functions. As the executive officer, Marquart plays a critical role in providing senior leaders with the necessary bandwidth to focus on strategic level initiatives and functions for Schriever SFB and SBD 1. 

Marquart was born at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Inspired early on by her mother—a retired Chief Master Sgt. who had served 30 years, she chose to follow in her footsteps by pursuing a career in the U.S. Air Force. 

“I saw how the Air Force shaped my mom into the wonderful woman she is today,” Marquart said. “I always enjoyed hearing her Air Force stories and wanted to pursue a career in the Air Force as well to have stories to tell one day.” 

Whereas her mother chose to enlist, Marquart instead chose to commission through the ROTC program at the University of Alabama. 

Marquart served as a finance officer with the 21 Comptroller Squadron at Schriever SFB from October 2019 until she was selected to be the executive officer to U.S. Air Force Col. Randy Combs, SBD 1 vice commander. 

As the executive officer, Marquart’s responsibilities include managing the distribution of Task Management Tool (TMT) taskers for the Schriever Mission Support units, evaluations and decorations that need to be reviewed by SBD 1 leadership, staff packages from Schriever Mission Support units and mission partners that need to be reviewed by SBD 1 leadership. Her responsibilities also include bi-weekly installation updates for all Schriever units and dissemination of base-wide emails regarding events and important updates about the installation. 

Marquart says that when it comes to managing job stress and responsibility, the one thing that keeps her going is remembering her past experiences in overcoming difficult situations. 

“I have a 100% success rate at overcoming difficult situations. I have to remember that I’m capable of difficult things. I’ve risen above them before, and I can do it again.” 

When Marquart isn’t implementing, directing and coordinating executive functions, you can find her hiking up or snowboarding down the Rocky Mountains. 

“I enjoy snowboarding because it’s a challenge that I never got to experience growing up in Alabama and the views on the mountain tops are amazing,” Marquart said. 

Marquart recently received her next assignment orders to Joint Base Langley-Eustis this coming April where she will be a budget officer for the 633 CPTS. 

“I will miss all the connections I’ve made with people on and off base since I’ve lived in Colorado,” Marquart said. “I will miss the mountains and all the mountain activities. But I’m very excited to go to JBLE and am looking forward to working at a base with a flying mission.” 

Marquart is already aiming high in mapping out her future career goals. She plans to soon start her master's degree in finance through Liberty University and aspires to one day become a comptroller squadron commander.