Team March Spotlight: Master Sgt. Joshua Moffie

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  • By Capt. Jessica Gross
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MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE, CALIF. -- The title “Defender” has a special meaning to Master Sgt. Joshua Moffie, operations superintendent, 452nd Security Forces Squadron. With a love of law enforcement, and a call to serve in the Air Force through family tradition, Moffie knew he would serve his country.

“My grandfather was a B-24 Liberator bombardier and dropped bombs over Normandy in WWII,” said Moffie. “His plane was shot down, [but] he survived and he received the Distinguished Flying Cross and a Purple Heart for heroic actions during that time.”

Moffie said he looks up to his grandfather and his grandfather’s military service, as well as three other close family members who served in every recent, major war in which the United States has been engaged. 

In addition to his leadership position, Moffie serves as a Phoenix Raven squad leader.

“The Raven program is what I always wanted to do when I first found out about it as a younger Airman,” said Moffie. “It is a small niche group and a special duty of the Security Forces career field.”

Established in 1997, the Phoenix Raven mission is to “ensure an acceptable level of close-in security for aircraft transiting airfields where security is unknown or additional security is needed to counter local threats.” Members of the Phoenix Raven team are competitively selected from highly qualified security forces personnel.

Concurrently with his service, Moffie earned a bachelor’s degree in applied science from Youngstown University, Ohio, and a master’s degree in business for Veterans from the University of Southern California.

After serving as an Active Guard Reservist (AGR) from 2013 to 2017, Moffie transitioned into the civilian work force, currently as a management consultant for Accenture.

“As a management consultant, I usually work in team environments on different projects within all different industries, including finance, resources, entertainment, products, [and] government,” said Moffie. “We provide specific catered expertise and guidance to help companies become more efficient and profitable.”

Moffie reflects on how the Air Force Reserve has prepared him to succeed in his civilian position.

“I feel the attention-to-detail and our core values that we are held to, really help me stand out in the civilian world,” said Moffie. “I am always called upon to work on things, just because they know I will get it done and do it right.”