Finance Airman named best in AFRC

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Williams
  • 934th Airlift Wing
Hard work and two six-month activations paid off for a military pay technician with the 934tht Airlift Wing as Senior Airman Elizabeth Loveless was named the Air Force Reserve Command Financial Manager of the Year for 2005. 

Some of her accomplishments include processing over 8,500 pay transactions with 99 percent accuracy, worked on military pay audits that resulted in finding $54,000 for 250 wing members, ran the military leave program with 100 percent accuracy, and was a key contributor in the Military Pay Office having received zero findings during the 22d Air Force Site Assessment Visit in fiscal year 2005. 

“It’s surreal. It doesn’t really feel like I got it,” said Airman Loveless. “I don’t like it when we’re backed up. I just kept working to keep on top of everything. This is just a great incentive to keep working.”
She said the 8,500 transactions with 99 percent accuracy was her proudest accomplishment. 

“I hadn’t realized that I had done so many. I’ve gotten a lot out of those two activations, especially in knowing my job better than if I just came out here one day a month,” she said.
Tech. Sgt. Todd Littfin, her supervisor during the award timeframe, was impressed.
“It’s great. I’m thoroughly impressed, but I’m not surprised that she got it,” he said. “She’s highly motivated. You give her a task and she jumps right on it. She’s efficient and has excellent military bearing. I hope she continues great work and progresses in the future. I’d like to see her move up quickly through the ranks and continue her civilian education. I think down the road she has leadership potential. I can easily see that.” 

Airman Loveless came into the Air Force in 2003 and wants to have a finance career in her civilian life. She remains quite humble when it comes to receiving the award.
“I just try to get better and am expecting improvement,” she said. “As you go along you learn more and are responsible for more stuff. However, if it wasn’t for the people in the office, I wouldn’t have been half as effective as I was. Ron Martin was instrumental in teaching me just about everything I know about military pay.”