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Tinker Frontlines: Meet Tech. Sgt. Jerry Quintanilla

Tech. Sgt. Jerry Quintanilla with the 72nd Security Forces Squadron calls Houston, Texas, his hometown.

Tech. Sgt. Jerry Quintanilla with the 72nd Security Forces Squadron calls Houston, Texas, his hometown.

Tech. Sgt. Jerry Quintanilla with the 72nd Security Forces Squadron calls Houston, Texas, his hometown.

Tech. Sgt. Jerry Quintanilla with the 72nd Security Forces Squadron calls Houston, Texas, his hometown. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kelly White)

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. --

Tech. Sgt. Jerry Quintanilla with the 72nd Security Forces Squadron calls Houston, Texas, his hometown.

When he’s off duty, Quintanilla likes mountain biking.

The main duties of his job include providing security and protecting the base and assets.

Quintanilla says the best part of his job is “making sure that everybody is safe on base. We try our hardest to actually make sure that happens.”