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An evening with Eagles. Air Command and Staff College welcomed 10 distinguished visitors at the 2018 Gathering of Eagles.
Guion Stewart Bluford Jr., Ph.D., is an American aerospace engineer, retired U.S. Air Force officer and fighter pilot, and former NASA astronaut, who was the first African American in space.
Kenneth W Cordier is a former United States Air Force colonel and aviator who was an American prisoner of war in North Vietnam for over six years during the Vietnam War.
On 19 October 2001 Major D’Argenio’s crew supported Objectives Gecko and Rhino in southern Afghanistan, a simultaneous airfield seizure and direct action at a known Taliban leader’s compound. The actions of then Major D’Argenio’s crew, providing critical close air support while in the engagement zone of enemy fire, earned the recognition of the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Gen (ret) Charles R. Holland served as the Commander of United States Special Operations Command Headquarters at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. As Commander, he was responsible for all special operations forces of the Army, Navy and Air Force, both active duty and reserve.
Lt Col (ret) Kelly Latimer was the first ever research pilot to join the NASA Armstrong Space Center. She works with Virgin Galactic and is due to be the pilot for their first rocket launch in 2020. Latimer flew the T-38, T-34, C-17, 747 Shuttle Carrier aircraft and the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy 747SP.
Sergeant Markham skillfully directed multiple air strikes involving over one hundred seventy-five sorties of both strategic and attack aircraft resulting in the elimination of approximately four hundred and fifty enemy vehicles and over three thousand five hundred enemy troops.
In 2014 Gen Robinson was chosen to be Commander of the Pacific Air Forces in Hawaii, making her the first U.S. female four-star commander of combat forces. On May 13, 2016 she became the Commander-in-Chief of United States Northern Command and is the first woman to command a unified combatant command.
Lt Col (ret) Bill Schwertfeger distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force as an F-4D Aircraft Commander in Southeast Asia on 16 February 1972.
William Lee Shelton is a former United States Air Force four-star general who last served as the commander of Air Force Space Command from January 5, 2011 to August 15, 2014. He had been the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force and Air Staff Director.
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Donald Tabron led a pair of U.S. Army 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR) helicopters in a daring rescue mission to locate a missing Navy SEAL on the peak of a mountain named Takur Ghar in Eastern Afghanistan.