Miller, Bruce, MSgt

Aerospace Maintenance
 
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
2A6X6-Aircraft Electrical and Environmental Systems
Current/Last AFSC Group
Aerospace Maintenance
Primary Unit
1993-1995, 2A6X6, 45th Reconnaissance Squadron - Sylvester
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
42351-Aircraft Environmental Systems Repairman
Service Years
1975 - 1995
Official/Unofficial US Air Force Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Master Sergeant

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Air Force Retired


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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)Air Force Association (AFA)
  1997, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2006, Air Force Association (AFA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


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Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia/Operation Desert Shield
From Month/Year
August / 1990
To Month/Year
January / 1991

Description

On this day August 3 1990, President George Herbert Walker Bush orders the organization of Operation Desert Shield in response to Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait on August 2. The order prepared American troops to become part of an international coalition in the war against Iraq that would be launched as Operation Desert Storm in January 1991. To support Operation Desert Shield, Bush authorized a dramatic increase in U.S. troops and resources in the Persian Gulf.

Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and hard-line Iraqi nationalists had always believed Kuwait should be part of Iraq, but nationalist propaganda aside, acquiring control of Kuwait’s oil fields was Hussein’s primary interest. In addition, control of Kuwait represented a strategic military objective should Iraq be forced into a war with its western-friendly Arab neighbors. Hussein calculated incorrectly that the United States and the United Nations, who were closely tracking Iraq’s military buildup along Kuwait’s borders, would not try to stop him. However, when Iraqi ground forces entered Kuwait on August 2, 1990, President Bush immediately proclaimed that the invasion “would not stand” and vowed to help Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in their efforts to force the Iraqis from Kuwaiti land.

On November 29, 1990, the United Nations Security Council authorized the use of “all means necessary” to remove Hussein’s forces from Kuwait, giving Iraq the deadline of midnight on January 16, 1991, to leave or risk forcible removal. After negotiations between U.S. Secretary of State James Baker and Iraq’s foreign minister, Tariq Aziz, failed, Congress authorized President Bush to use American troops in the coming conflict.

   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
January / 1991
To Month/Year
January / 1991
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

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