Staying True When No One Is Looking with SMSgt Eddie Grant

It is easy to jump on a bandwagon once something is popular, but are you willing to step up for what is right when the outcome is unknown?  In this week’s episode, I end the 2020 Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with an interview with fellow Filipino-American Airman leader, SMSgt Eddie Grant. We talk about our digital origin story, his drive behind creating the popular Bebot Challenge videos, and how we need leaders to keep on doing the right things, even when no one is looking. 


Senior Master Sergeant Edward J. Grant is the Plans & Programs Superintendent for the 35th Security Force Squadron, Misawa Air Base, Japan.  In this capacity, Sergeant Grant leads 21 military, civilian, and local national personnel across five sections, including the Wing Antiterrorism, Integrated Defense, and Pass & Registration offices.  He liaises with Wing agencies, tenant units, and Host Nation defense forces and develops policy and guidance to protect 11.5 thousand base personnel and $3.5 billion dollars in warfighting assets.

Sergeant Grant enlisted in the Air Force in February of 2005 and his background includes various duties in the Security Forces career field.  He has deployed three times in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM.  Additionally, he has completed five overseas tours, including assignments in Japan & Korea.  Prior to assuming his current position, Sergeant Grant served as the Force Protection Manager of Current Operations for the Civil Engineering, Logistics, and Force Protection Division of Headquarters Seventh Air Force, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. 

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