Gray, Rowland, SMSgt

Weapons and Munitions
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Senior Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
46290-Munitions Maintenance Superintendent
Current/Last AFSC Group
Weapons and Munitions
Primary Unit
1987-1991, 46290, 305th Rescue Squadron - Anytime, Anywhere
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
46230-Weapons Mechanic
46250-Weapons Mechanic
46170A-Munitions Maintenance Supervisor
46290-Weapons Maintenance Superintendent
Service Years
1973 - 1994
Senior Master Sergeant

 Official Badges 

Air Education and Training Command Instructor Basic Outstanding Airman Professional Military Education Air Force Retired

Meritorious Unit Commendation 1944-1961 Missileman (Master) Armament Specialist

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Post 79Post 6180, Donald M Michels  Jr Memorial PostAir Force Together We ServedNon-Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)
  1977, American Legion, Post 79 (Vice President) (New Port Richey, Florida) - Chap. Page
  2006, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 6180, Donald M Michels Jr Memorial Post (New Port Richey, Florida) [Verified]2 - Chap. Page
  2007, Air Force Together We Served [Verified]
  2016, Non-Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) - Assoc. Page
  2016, Non-Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA), Mayport Chapter (Life Member) (Jacksonville, Florida) - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Worked for TACOM/Dept of Defense for 18 yrs requested during Iraq Freedom to come back to work as PQM , TACOM after a 18-year hitch with Ford (Retired).  Started back as PQM with the Heavy Truck section and worked same time with LTV (Light Tactical Vehicles).  I have retired now with  18 years in the Civil Service today Retired total Air/ and Air  Force Reserve, Civil Service 39 Years. I also was Program Manager Civilian on the Cruise Missile program at Williams International. 5 Years at Lake City Army Ammo Plant in Blue Springs MO. as an Explosive Tester with Lake City Army Ammo plant before first coming to TACOM (Tank Automotive Command.)
Retired March 2011 from TACOM with a total Military and Civil Service time of 39 years.
Other Comments:
Not Specified
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Remembrance Profiles -  2 Airmen Remembered
  • Kenny, James, MSgt
  • Petersen, Sheryl, SSgt, (1975-1980)
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Maintenance (Master)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1973, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX)
 Unit Assignments
8th Munitions Maintenance SquadronUnited States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)408th Munitions Maintenance Squadron379th Bombardment Wing
Hahn Air BaseUnited States Strategic Air Forces Europe (USSTAFE)87th Fighter-Interceptor SquadronUS Air Force
442nd Fighter WingAir Training Command305th Rescue Squadron  - Anytime, Anywhere
  1973-1974, 46230, 8th Munitions Maintenance Squadron
  1973-1974, PACAF Procurement Center-Thailand
  1974-1974, 408th Munitions Maintenance Squadron
  1974-1974, 379th Bombardment Wing
  1974-1977, Hahn Air Base
  1974-1977, 46250, United States Strategic Air Forces Europe (USSTAFE)
  1974-1977, Hahn Air Base
  1977-1982, 87th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
  1977-Present, 46290, Hahn Air Base
  1982-1984, 46170A, 442d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
  1983-1983, 442d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
  1983-1984, 46290, 442nd Fighter Wing
  1984-1985, 46290, Air Training Command
  1987-1991, 46290, 305th Rescue Squadron - Anytime, Anywhere
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1973-1973 Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base
 Colleges Attended 
Michigan Technological UniversityBall State UniversityCommunity College of the Air ForceMichigan Technological University
Air Force Institute of Technology
  1970-1972, Michigan Technological University
  1974-1974, Ball State University
  1976-1978, Community College of the Air Force
  1977-1982, Michigan Technological University
  1982-1984, Air Force Institute of Technology
 My Aircraft/Missiles
AC-130H/U Spectre/Spooky II  B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  F-4 Phantom  F-106 Delta Dart  
A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog)  HH-53 Sikorsky (Super Jolly Green Giant)  
  1973-1974, AC-130H/U Spectre/Spooky II
  1974-1975, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
  1975-1977, F-4 Phantom
  1977-1982, F-106 Delta Dart
  1983-1984, A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog)
  1986-1991, HH-53 Sikorsky (Super Jolly Green Giant)
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