Alan L. Wagner

Alan L. Wagner, Technical Writer, Airdrop QMS ADFSD

Position: Technical Writer, Airdrop QMS ADFSD

Hometown:  DeWitt, Iowa

Length of Time in Federal Service: 44 years

Duties: Write Technical Manuals for airdrop loads

One of your biggest accomplishments: “I have helped people find their way in life.”         

The aspect of your job that challenges you most: “What I find the most challenging is finding the error in the rigging procedures.”          

What do you love most about your job: “Quite simply, the people.”          

One life-changing moment: Me accepting Christ was life changing, and our daughter was equally so.

The most creative thing you’ve done with your writing: “I illustrated a procedure.”

Dream mode of transportation: Bombardier Global 6000 private jet. 

Who do you admire the most: “I admire the most my step-father Ron Thomas, and I like Winston Churchill.”

Biggest pet peeve: “People who don’t think it through.”

The talent you’d most like to have: “I would like to be able to help people understand their issue and help them heal or deal with it.”

Have you ever jumped from a perfectly good airborne craft, and if so, how did it go: “Yes, I did one time. It was a U.S. Army Golden Knights tandem jump from 13,000 feet here at Fort Lee. It was FANTASTIC!!”

Favorite quote or saying: “‘We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.’ -  Winston Churchill.  or ‘Be yourself, everybody else is already taken.’ -  Gilbert Perreira’”

What would surprise people to know about you: “Even though I can be gruff and short with some people I really love humans and want the best for them.”

If you could do anything, anywhere right now, what would that be? “I would like to own and operate a chain of “clean” burning incinerators to burn the world’s trash, and employ people who didn’t have a chance.”

Your future plans: “I want to retire, help raise grandkids, and shoot my age in golf.”