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Guardian of the Week: Capt. Eric Bogue

Capt. Eric Bogue, Flight Mission Lead competitor for the 2010 45th Space Wing Guardian Challenge Team. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Connell)

Capt. Eric Bogue, Flight Mission Lead competitor for the 2010 45th Space Wing Guardian Challenge Team. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Connell)

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. -- Name: Capt. Eric Bogue, 5th Space Launch Squadron

Hometown: Vanderbilt, Mich.

What is your primary role? Flight Mission Lead competitor

What is your primary goal for Guardian Challenge? Enhanced camaraderie across the wing organizations, while identifying process improvements that will enhance the entire Space Launch community.

Why is the 45th Space Wing going to win again? The Schriever trophy will remain with the 45th Space Wing for two reasons. First, the men and women of the 45 SW are more than ready and able to support the effort that is required to bring home the trophy. The 30th Space Wing will be formidable in their efforts, but the professionalism and dedication of the 45 SW personnel is unmatched across the command. Second, the launch expertise of the 45 SW is second to none, not just between East and West coast, but around the world. This was never more evident than last year with the record breaking launch rate.

Why is a Shark better than a Chickenhawk? My vision of a chickenhawk is a slightly out of control bird, wobbly in flight, the feathers ruffled with a few falling off, slowly spinning out of control. When a shark is mentioned, one cannot help but envision the beauty, strength and grace of a great white. Now picture the shark versus the chickenhawk...need I say more?