Bolton, Gerald, CMSgt

Communications Systems
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
30100-Communications Electronic Systems Manager
Current/Last AFSC Group
Communications Systems
Primary Unit
1977-1983, 30100, Air Force Communications Command (AFCC)
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
30010-Radio and Radar Systems Helper
30430A-Apprentice Radio Relay Equipment Repairman
30450B-Radio Relay Equipment Repairman
30450-Radio Relay Equipment Repairman
30470-Radio Relay Equipment Maintenance Technician
30476-Space Communications Systems Equipment Operator/Technician
30496-Ground Radio Communications Superintendent
Service Years
1960 - 1985
Foreign Language(s)
Chief Master Sergeant

 Official Badges 

Joint Chiefs of Staff Air Training Command Master Instructor (pre-1966) Air Force Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
AF 872AFSA 804Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)
  1977, Air Force Association (AFA), AF 872 (Paymaster) (Scott AFB, Illinois) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1977, Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA), AFSA 804 (Kansas City, Missouri) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1979, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired from EDS (Electronic Data Systems Corp) now owned by H-P, in 1999. Joined EDS in 1985 after USAF retirement. Worked in Southfiled, MI until 1989 and relocated to Plano TX. Filled a number of positions, including assignments to New Zealand for 2 years and Rome, Italy where I eventually accepted an early retirement offer. 
Other Comments:
Not Specified
 Countries Deployed To or Visited
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Space Missile (Master)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1960, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 3724
 Unit Assignments
3724th  Basic Military Training SquadronSchool Assignments1st Radio Relay SquadronSupport Units
Training UnitsTUSLOG HQCommunications Units3rd Combat Communications Group
2187th Communications GroupAir Force Communications Service (AFCS)Air Force Communications Command (AFCC)Information Units
  1960-1960, 30010, 3724th Basic Military Training Squadron
  1960-1961, 30430A, School Assignments
  1961-1962, 30450B, 1st Radio Relay Squadron
  1962-1963, 30450, 2057th Radio Relay Squadron
  1963-1966, 30450B, 3400th Instructor Squadron
  1967-1968, 30470, TUSLOG Det 75, TUSLOG HQ
  1968-1970, 30476, 1935th Communications Squadron
  1970-1971, 30476, 3rd Combat Communications Group
  1971-1972, 30470, 2140th Communications Squadron Detachment 15, 2140th Communications Squadron
  1972-1975, 30496, 2187th Communications Group
  1975-1977, 30496, Air Force Communications Service (AFCS)
  1977-1983, 30100, Air Force Communications Command (AFCC)
  1983-1984, 30100, 2044th Communications Group
  1984-1985, 30100, 1st Information Systems Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1983-1983 Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada)
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Air Force.
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which was your least favorite?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Can you recount a particular incident from your service, which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Air Force?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
University of Southern Mississippi
  1964-1966, University of Southern Mississippi
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 15, 2016, General Photos4
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