Tech. Sgt. Brittany Taliaferro

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Tech. Sgt. Brittany Taliaferro is the 413th Flight Test Group’s new commander’s support staff NCO in charge of customer support at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.

Taliaferro is a Bronx, New York, native who started her Air Force Reserve career 10 years ago at McGuire AFB in New Jersey. She, most recently, worked with the 860th Cyber Space Operations Group at Robins as their NCO in charge of CSS.

Before moving to Georgia and transitioning from a traditional reservist to an active guard reserve member, Taliaferro was a fulltime 5th grade inclusion classroom teacher in New York. Her knack for teaching and helping people is what she says makes her a great CSS professional — it’s also what gives her the desire to take on a special-duty assignment one day, no matter if it’s being a recruiter, a first sergeant or even a basic military training instructor.

Taliaferro said with any of those roles, she would have the opportunity to give knowledge, instill morals and help Airmen be better versions of themselves, just as with her students. The key, she said, is her ability to tailor her teaching method based on an individual’s needs.

“I’m an avid believer that, even as adults, people learn differently, and not one learning style is the same as another,” she said. “So when you go into something, you can’t expect someone to think like you or grasp information like you do.”

In addition to taking on a special duty assignment at some point in her career, Taliaferro also shared that she’s a certified notary and hopes to obtain a real estate license.

“I have this invisible tool belt that I carry around my waist,” she said. “More or less, I want to be the type of person where I can always go to my tool belt and be like ‘I can do that. I can do that.’”