Faces of Westover: Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Witt

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  • By Airman 1st Class Chanhda Ly
  • 439th Airlift Wing
Pushing hundreds of pounds of cargo during a career which spans over 20 years, Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Witt, can reflect positively on his impact here. Chief Witt, who is the transportation Manager for the 42nd Aerial Port Squadron here, started his Air Force career in 1983, leaving his hometown of Ware, Massachusetts, and like many airmen, graduated basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. In March 1988, Chief Witt became an Air Force Reservist here at Westover ARB. Since then, Chief Witt has risen through the ranks but continued to lead not only at the helm but by example. “It didn’t matter what rank I was,” said Chief Witt. “I was always trying to help people, no matter what their rank was.” Chief Witt’s helping philosophy also translates into his work ethic as he can be seen quite frequently on the flightline alongside his airmen. “If you’re leading by example, you’re out there doing the same thing as them or you wouldn’t ask them something you wouldn’t have done yourself,” said Witt. “I love being able to go out there showing them up and challenging them to stuff when it comes to the airplane.”