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Tom Baker

Director CMSgt Tom Baker enlisted in the Air Force in May 1985 and served the majority of his 28 years in service in AFSOC units as an MC-130E/H Loadmaster. In 1997, he was a member of the 7th Special Operations Squadron aircrew awarded the prestigious MacKay Trophy for the Air Force’s most meritorious flight of…
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David Mobley

David Mobley, Treasurer Col (Ret) David Mobley is a civil service employee in AFSOC’s Strategic Plans Division. Prior to this, he was a Senior Program Manager at MacAulay-Brown, Inc. managing the company’s special operations contracts at USSOCOM, SOCEUR and SOCAFRICA. Colonel Mobley retired from the Air Force in 2013 while Deputy Commander of the 1st…
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Richard Comer

Director Maj Gen (Ret) Richard Comer entered the USAF with a commission from the Air Force Academy in 1973. He went straight to Helicopter Flight School and earned pilot wings in 1974. Assigned to H-53s, he flew various versions of that helicopter for his entire flying career, last flying it on his fini-flight as the…
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Gerald Houge

Chaplain Col (Ret) Gerald A. Houge served in the Air force for nearly 28 years and was stationed in many exciting locations during that time. He was blessed to be the Command Chaplain for Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) and Senior Agency Chaplain for Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance agency. Since retiring from…
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Mickey Wright

Director CMSgt (Ret) Micheal Wright currently resides in Fort Walton Beach, FL. After serving a 30-year career in the USAF as a Combat Controller he now supports the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFLR) on specialized one-of-a kind project manufacturing, advanced technologies, and capabilities development for special operations forces. His first assignment after technical training was…
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Heather Bueter

Director CMSgt (Ret) Heather L. Bueter served on active duty for 25 years, spending 23 of those years in Air Force Special Operations Command. Chief Bueter began her career as an HC-130P crew chief at McClellan Air Force Base in California, but after coming to Hurlburt Field in 1987 as an AC-130H “Spectre” Gunship crew…
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Bill Rone

Executive Financial Advisor Bill Rone, a retired member of the DoD Senior Executive Service (SES), is an Executive Financial Advisor to the Air Commando Association and Foundation.  He is also the Planned Giving focal point for the Foundation. Bill’s DoD civilian career spanned over 40 years with the Air Force and 2 with the Navy. …
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Sherri Hayes

Civilian Advisor GS-15 (Ret) Mrs Sherri J. Hayes retired from the Department of the Air Force on 3 April 2018 after 37 years of federal civil service. Mrs. Hayes entered the federal service in 1981 at Tinker AFB, OK and is a graduate of Air Command and Staff College and Air War College. She received her…
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Hollis Tompkins

Director SMSgt (Ret) Hollis Tompkins served 24 years active duty as a Radio Operator retiring in June 1999. He served as a Communications Planner/Operator from 1987-1993 at the 1SOW/DOS branch and Special Operation Contingency Communication Element (SOCCE), 1993-1994 Communications Detachment Chief 7061st MUNNS Araxos AB Greece and 1994-1999 Superintendent of Contingency Operations at HQAFSOC/DOS. While…
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Max Friedauer

Director Lt Col (Ret) Max Friedauer served as a navigator in the C-130E, T-29, T-43, and MC-130E accumulating over 4,900 flying hours with over 900 hours of combat time in Vietnam. He served four years at Mather AFB as a flight commander and section commander. His first Air Commando assignment was with the 7 SOS,…
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