BHM Spotlight: Senior Master Sgt. Henry McRoberts

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  • By Kendahl Johnson
  • 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Editor's note: This is the first of several personality spotlights as part of Team Hill's observance of Black History Month.

Senior Master Sgt. Henry McRoberts has been going strong in the Air Force for 21 years and he has no intention of the slowing down any time soon.

McRoberts, Weapons Section Chief for the 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, just accepted a four year assignment to be the Armament Flight supervisor at Misawa Air Base, Japan.

“This won’t be my last assignment,” he said. “Ultimately, I’d like to be a command chief if the opportunity presents itself. I’d like to be able to influence Airmen and help make changes for our Airmen at the highest level.”

These career aspirations stem from what McRoberts said is what he enjoys most about his job:  mentoring and guiding Airmen.

“I truly enjoy helping young Airmen achieve their personal and professional goals,” he said. “They should always continue to find a way to thrive and excel and always have goals they’re working towards. The Air Force provides many opportunities and it’s their responsibility to go after those opportunities.”

McRoberts said Black History Month is a great opportunity to recognize the achievements and accomplishments of black individuals in history. 

“Black people have made major investments in moving our country forward and it’s important to remember and recognize what they’ve done,” he said. “We can look at where we’ve come from and where we are now and determine how we can move forward in the future to make our country better.”

McRoberts said one of his greatest accomplishments was recently completing a master’s degree in strategic leadership from the University of Charleston.  He’s also proud of his church involvement – he plays keyboard for a worship team at New Hope Fellowship.