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Laughlin XLer: Staff Sgt. Robert Niter III, 47th MDOS

Staff Sgt. Robert Niter III, 47th Medical Operations Squadron NCO in charge of optometry, poses with Col. Mark Doria, 47th Flying Training Wing vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Garry Berry, 47th FTW command chief, after being presented the XLer of the week award at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, April 18, 2013. The XLer is a weekly award chosen by wing leadership and given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to Laughlin and their unit. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John D. Partlow)

Staff Sgt. Robert Niter III, 47th Medical Operations Squadron NCO in charge of optometry, poses with Col. Mark Doria, 47th Flying Training Wing vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Garry Berry, 47th FTW command chief, after being presented the XLer of the week award at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, April 18, 2013. The XLer is a weekly award chosen by wing leadership and given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to Laughlin and their unit. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John D. Partlow)

LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

Job title and unit:
47th Medical Operations Squadron NCO in charge of optometry

Why he XLed: He examined 53 student pilots and coordinated with leaders to clear members for training, supporting 4,500 sorties. He also supported 56 deployers and dispensed glasses to 103 personnel, spurring the optical readiness rate to 100%, the highest in the Air Education and Training Command. He led the Aircrew Soft Contact Lens program and trained 104 flyers with no mission delays. He competed in the Muscle Mania Fitness Competition and trained 16 members on exercising and healthy eating, resulting in all 16 to passing their physical fitness test. He treated 139 personnel and managed $200,000 worth of equipment.

Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.

Family: Brother, Marcus; parents, Robert and Marcileta

Time at Laughlin: Eight months

Time in military/civil service: Nine years

Greatest accomplishment: Providing knowledge to others on proper exercises and nutrition in helping them reach their personal fitness goals.

Hobbies: Bodybuilding and attending natural bodybuilding shows in Texas.

Bad habit: I say "though" a lot!

If you could spend one hour with any person, who would it be and why: I would spend it with Jesus Christ to obtain wisdom and seek greater understanding.