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D’Argenio, Michael J.

D’Argenio, Michael J.

After a storied career in the AC-130U Gunship, Colonel Michael J. D’Argenio was tasked by Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) to lead the fielding and deployment of the U-28A Tactical Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (T-ISR) platform in...

Tabron, Donald

During the initial days of OperationENDURING FREEDOM, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Donald Tabron led a pair of U.S. Army 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR) helicopters in a daring rescue mission to locate a missing Navy SEAL on the peak of a mountain named...

Shelton, William

General William Shelton was born in Tulsa Oklahoma February25th 1954. He graduated from Moore High School in 1972 and was accepted to the United States Air Force Academy, graduating in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science in Astronautical Engineering. He has served in...
Schwertfeger, William R.

Schwertfeger, William R.

Lieutenant Colonel William R.Schwertfeger was born in Enid, Oklahoma 22 September 1945 and grew up near Medford, Oklahoma. He graduated from Oklahoma State University 30 June 1967 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U. S. Air Force through the Air Force...
Robinson, Lori J.

Robinson, Lori J.

General Lori J. Robinson has theunique distinction of not only being the first female service member to lead a Unified Combatant Command, but she is also the highest ranking woman and Air Battle Manager in the history of the United States military. General Robinson is...

Markham, William C.

Retired Air Force Chief Master Sargent William CalvinMarkham is a long time Air Force Special Operations Command quiet professional. CMSgt Markham grew up in Waukesha Wisconsin, and enlisted in the Air Force in June 1986. He began his career in Security Forces before...

Latimer, Kelly

Lt Col Kelly Latimer was born atDover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware, in 1964. From the time she was a toddler she dreamed of becoming an astronaut. She entered the United States Air Force Academy and graduated in 1987 with Honors in Astronautical Engineering. She...

Holland, Charles R.

General Charles R. “Charlie”Holland served as the first Air Force officer in charge of United States Special Operation Command. He was born in West Virginia, and was graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science degree in...

Cordier, Ken

Col. Ken Cordier was born andraised in Ohio. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Akron, and a master’s degree in business management from Troy State (Alabama). His professional military education includes Squadron Officer...

Bluford, Guion Jr.

Dr. Guion “Guy” Bluford, Jr. (Colonel, USAF, Ret) became the first African American to fly in space in 1983. He is the first African American awarded the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Gold Astronaut Pin and United States Air...