Spotlight: Amanda Hatesohl

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Name and rank: Amanda Hatesohl, GS-12

Duty title: Protocol specialist

Unit of assignment: Installation Protocol Office (Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and Air Force Research Laboratory)

What do you do at Wright-Patt?

I facilitate the entire protocol life cycle – from programming, planning and execution of distinguished visitor events to a vast array of military ceremonies, tier 1-level meetings, conferences and forums – thus serving as the image-bearer of the centers I serve.

Why are you and your job important to the Air Force and WPAFB?

My office helps provide direct, assisted and advisory logistics support, enabling key leaders in these respective organizations to be able to focus on their mission sets. Additionally, we help ensure that proper military customs and courtesies are honored and our Airmen and Guardians are appropriately recognized for their contributions to the overall mission.

Personally, my entire adult life has been military-connected in some capacity. I served eight years enlisted in the Army Reserve, six years as a logistics officer in the Air Force, and then was a stay-at-home mom and military spouse for six years before rejoining the paid workforce as a government civilian.

Working on base feels like coming home, and I enjoy seeing how AFLCMC and AFRL contribute to the Air Force mission in such unique ways. Working in Protocol gives me the opportunity to peek behind the scenes in so many different directorates, in garrison and in the outstations – and gain a huge appreciation for the Air and Space Force missions.