Best Friends All the men (officers and enlisted) assigned to Bomber Ops were an incredible group of professionals dedicated to our assigned Mission. It was an incredible year that I worked and I truly enjoyed the long 12 hour shifts because of the teams that I was assigned to. Colonel Ray Nash was the best officer that I have ever worked for. I wish that I (in retrospect) had stayed in the Air Force because of Col. Nash's leadership and the friendship that he established with me. His leadership created a solid core group of dedicated Bomber Ops Teams that delivered outstanding results under demanding mission planning requirements during the initial bombing missions over North Vietnam.