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Lou Orrie

Director, Term: 1 Jan 2022 – 31 Dec 2024, Eligible for Ballot 2024

Director

I am CMSgt (ret) Louis “Lou” Orrie and I served for 30 years on active duty from Oct 1986-2016. I started out as a weapons troop for six years in USAFE before joining AFSOC when I became a MH-53J/M PaveLow Gunner, serving in that capacity for 13 years then as a MH-60G PaveHawk Gunner for two years. I earned the reputation of being Mr. Fixit, being put in charge of troubled sections and turning them around to be fully functional and effective. I was also upgraded to Instructor and eventually Evaluator Gunner during this time. It was at this time I became a C-17A Loadmaster, serving in that capacity for 3.5 years and earning the SOLL-II certification as a C-17 Evaluator Airdrop Loadmaster before becoming a Group Superintendent in PACAF for two years. I was then hired to be a Command Chief at McGuire AFB with the 305th AMW and Lackland AFB with the 37th TRW. I finished my career back in AFSOC serving on the staff as the Command Functional Manager for the Career Enlisted Aviators and A3 Superintendent. I deployed in support of numerous operations and contingencies, spending 10+ years deployed out of my 30 years of service. I bring a wealth of knowledge regarding not only the SOF world, but that of multiple major commands and varying levels of responsibility. I’ve also earned numerous awards such as NCO and SNCO of the Year as well as being the AFSOC Red Erwin SNCO of the year. I am a hard charging individual who does not accept failure and will devote the same type of time and effort to the ACA that I did while serving on active duty. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Security Management and am currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Strategic Intelligence and Analysis through Northeastern University. I am married to a wonderful woman of nearly 20 years and we enjoy spending time with our three children and five grandchildren.

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