Neil, Ronald G., TSgt

Security Police
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Current Service Status
USAF Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
81170-Security Police Supervisor
Current/Last AFSC Group
Security Police
Primary Unit
1963-1968, 81170, 78th Fighter Wing
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
77150-Air Policeman
81170-Security Supervisor
Service Years
1960 - 1968
Technical Sergeant

 Official Badges 

Base Honor Guard Air Force Air Police Air Force Air Police Badge (1960-1966) Air Force Security Police Badge (1960-1966)

 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal

 Military Association Memberships
8th Air Force Historical SocietyPost 130Air Force Security Forces AssociationAFSA 1075
  1985, 8th Air Force Historical Society [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1988, American Legion, Post 130 (Grass Valley, California) [Verified]1 - Chap. Page
  1997, Air Force Security Forces Association
  2009, Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA), AFSA 1075 (Randolph AFB, Texas) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information

What are you doing now:
Leaving the USAF in 1968 (after 8 years of service), I entered Municipal Law Enforcement, briefly (5 years), then became a Special Agent with Western States Bankcard Assoc. (Master Charge) in the seven Western States until "down-sizing" put me in the un-employment line.

I then entered the ranks of my first-love: Carpentry (a 400+ year family tradition), became "the oldest" apprentice in the trade, elevated myself to Journeyman Level and, eventually (1988) obtained my General Building Contractor License.  The "dead" California economy of 1994-95 forced me out of "The Golden State" in early 1996, when I moved here to Texas.

Not wanting to go thru the rigors of starting a "new" business here in Texas, I re-joined (after 20+ years) the ranks of "employee's" and accepted the position of Commercial Construction Project Superintendent where I believed my construction experience would be an asset.  I have declined "Project Manager" Positions simply because I have no patience attending meeting-after-meeting where no one is capable of "making a decision".

I turned 65 in Dec2007 but plan on working until I hit "70" - or longer.  But wait - the recession of 2008 "forced" me into early retirement.

In Jan2008, I was contacted by two former members of the 78th Air Police Sqdn (ADC), Hamilton AFB, CA, regarding a start-up attempt to organization a first-ever Squadron Reunion; it was subsequently held in Lawrence, KS, 17-20Jun2008, with reasonable attendance of 24 - considering we started with only 3 names of former members - ours! 

We are now known as the 78th Air Police Squadron Association; with a listing of 690 former members, we have located 159 and continue searching for the remainder.  We will be holding our fourth reunion 22-27Sep2014 in Gettysburg, PA (please see our Unit Page - 78th Air Police Squadron - for more information).

Any former squadron member reading this is asked to contact me; you'll be added to our Duty Roster for all future News, Notices & Events - I look forward to hear from you!


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Please see Unit Page - 78th Air Police Squadron - for more information and future Squadron Reunion plans.


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 Unit Assignments
7th Air ForceAir Police UnitsUnited States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)Tactical Air Command (TAC)
8th Air ForceSecurity Police Units28th Air DivisionAir Defense Command (ADC)
78th Air Police Squadron4th Air Force78th Fighter Wing
  1960-1962, 77150, 408th Fighter Group
  1963-1963, 77150, 7th Air Force
  1963-1963, 77150, 6143rd Air Police Squadron
  1963-1963, 77150, United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)
  1963-1963, 77150, Tactical Air Command (TAC)
  1963-1963, 77150, 8th Air Force
  1963-1968, 81170, 78th Security Police Squadron
  1963-1968, 81170, 28th Air Division
  1963-1968, 81170, Air Defense Command (ADC)
  1963-1968, 81170, 78th Air Police Squadron
  1963-1968, 81170, 4th Air Force
  1963-1968, 81170, 78th Fighter Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-100 Super Sabre  F-102 Delta Dagger  F-101 Voodoo  
  1960-1962, F-101 Voodoo
  1963-1963, F-100 Super Sabre
  1963-1963, F-102 Delta Dagger
  1963-1968, F-101 Voodoo
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