Bracey, Bruce, SMSgt

Communications Electronics
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Senior Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
2E1X0-Communications Superintendent
Current/Last AFSC Group
Communications Electronics
Primary Unit
1996-1998, 2E1X0, 49th Communications Squadron
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
30436-Space Communications Systems Equipment Operator/Specialist
30456-Space Communications Systems Equipment Operator/Specialist
30476-Space Communications Systems Equipment Operator/Technician
30496-Ground Radio Communications Superintendent
30499-Radio Superintendent
2E1X1-Satellite, Wideband, and Telemetry Systems
Service Years
1978 - 1998
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Senior Master Sergeant

 Official Badges 

Combat Crew Air Force Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal

 Additional Information

What are you doing now:
I work as a Quality Engineer at United Launch Alliance.  We design (Denver, CO), build (Decatur, AL), assemble, test, and launch (Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL and Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA) Delta IV and Atlas V space launch vehicles at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) and Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) Launch Vehicle processing facilities.  We are now developing the Vulcan Rocket and Centaur V upper stage to ensure future access to space for the USA!

I now live in Decatur, Alabama and serve as a Quality Engineer at the Factory with primary responsibility for the final assembly of the Delta IV Booster, and secondary responsibility for the Atlas V Booster, Atlas Centaur 2nd Stage vehicle, and the Delta IV 2nd Stage vehicle. I also have the privilege of helping with development of the concept of factory operations for the final assembly of the Vulcan rocket booster.  I love the job and love the people in Alabama!


Other Comments:
As a personal note, it is always a pleasure to interact with our Air Force cadre who are assigned to the factory as partners with ULA.  I still love to be around uniformed service brothers and sisters!

 Countries Deployed To or Visited

My World Travels

Svalbard Spain United States of America Antarctica South Georgia Falkland Islands Bolivia Peru Ecuador Colombia Venezuela Guyana Suriname French Guiana Brazil Paraguay Uruguay Argentina Chile Greenland Canada United States of America United States of America Israel Jordan Cyprus Qatar United Arab Emirates Oman Yemen Saudia Arabia Iraq Afghanistan Turkmenistan Iran Syria Singapore China Mongolia Papua New Guinea Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Malaysia Tiawan Philippines Vietnam Cambodia Laos Thailand Burma Bangladesh Sri Lanka India Bhutan Nepal Pakistan Afghanistan Turkmenistan Tajikistan Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan Japan North Korea South Korea Russia Kazakhstan Russia Montenegro Portugal Azerbaijan Armenia Georgia Ukraine Moldova Belarus Romania Bulgaria Macedonia Serbia Bosonia & Herzegovina Turkey Greece Albania Croatia Hungary Slovakia Slovenia Malta Spain Portugal Spain France Italy Italy Austria Switzerland Belgium France Ireland United Kingdom Norway Sweden Finland Estonia Latvia Lithuania Russia Poland Czech Republic Germany Denmark The Netherlands Iceland El Salvador Guatemala Panama Costa Rica Nicaragua Honduras Belize Mexico Trinidad & Tobago Puerto Rico Dominican Republic Haiti Jamaica The Bahamas Cuba Vanuatu Australia Solomon Islands Fiji New Caledonia New Zealand Eritrea Ethiopia Djibouti Somalia Kenya Uganda Tanzania Rwanda Burundi Madagascar Namibia Botswana South Africa Lesotho Swaziland Zimbabwe Mozambique Malawi Zambia Angola Democratic Repbulic of Congo Republic of Congo Gabon Equatorial Guinea Central African Republic Cameroon Nigeria Togo Ghana Burkina Fassu Cote d'Ivoire Liberia Sierra Leone Guinea Guinea Bissau The Gambia Senegal Mali Mauritania Niger Western Sahara Sudan Chad Egypt Libya Tunisia Morocco Algeria
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Communications Electronics (Master)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1978, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 3723/1663
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Combat Communications Group2nd Combat Communications GroupSpace Communications Division46th Communications Group
Communications Units1879th Communications Group50th Space Wing608th Air Communications Squadron
8th Air ForceJTF-SWA49th Communications Squadron
  1978-1978, 30436, 3413th School Squadron (Cadre)
  1978-1979, 30436, Detachment 3, 3391st School Squadron (Cadre)
  1979-1981, 30456, 1st Combat Communications Group
  1981-1984, 30456, 2nd Combat Communications Group
  1984-1987, 30456, Detachment 1, Space Communications Division
  1987-1989, 30476, 46th Communications Group
  1989-1989, 30476, 1853rd Communications Maintenance Squadron
  1989-1990, 30499, 2003rd Communications Group
  1990-1991, 30496, 1879th Communications Group
  1991-1993, 30499, 50th Maintenance Squadron
  1991-1993, 30499, 50th Space Wing
  1993-1996, 2E1X1, 608th Air Communications Squadron
  1993-1996, 2E1X0, 8th Air Force
  1995-1995, 2E1X0, JTF-SWA
  1996-1998, 2E1X0, 49th Communications Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1991-1991 Gulf War (Iraq)
  1996-1996 Operation Southern Watch (Iraq)
 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?
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?
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?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
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 Maryland, European DivisionCentral Texas CollegeCommunity College of the Air ForcePikes Peak Community College
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityWarner Southern College
  1985-1986, University of Maryland, European Division
  1988-1988, Central Texas College
  1992-1992, Community College of the Air Force
  1992-1992, Pikes Peak Community College
  1997-1997, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  2007-2008, Warner Southern College1
 My Aircraft/Missiles
FB-111  KC-10 Extender  B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  F-117 Nighthawk  
  1980-1980, FB-111
  1987-1989, KC-10 Extender
  1987-1989, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
  1996-1998, F-117 Nighthawk
 Military Association Memberships
AF159AFTWS Unit Historian
  1983, Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1984, Air Force Association (AFA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1987, Air Force Association (AFA), AF159 (Paymaster) (Shreveport, Louisiana) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1990, Air Force Association (AFA), AF125 (Paymaster) (Colorado Springs, Colorado) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1993, Air Force Association (AFA), AF159 (Paymaster) (Shreveport, Louisiana) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1996, Air Force Association (AFA), AF196 (Paymaster) (Alamogordo, New Mexico) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2013, AFTWS Unit Historian [Verified]
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