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Georgia

Department of defense

2015

annual report


contents 3 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade

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4 201st Regional Support Group

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Chain of Command

5 78th Troop Command

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The Georgia Guard as a Business

6 Georgia Air National Guard

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Economic Impact

7 116th Air Control Wing

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Letter from TAG Mission Statement

Joint Stationing Map 9 165th Airlift Wing 24 Georgia Guard Diversity/Breakdown

10 117th Air Control Squadron

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2015 Timeline

11 165th Air Support Operations Squadron

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13 224th Joint Communications Squadron

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48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team

15 283rd Combat Communications Squadron

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78th Aviation Troop Command

16 139th Intelligence Squadron

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648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade

17 202nd Engineering Installation Squadron

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Georgia Army National Guard

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Air Dominance Center

28 Language Training Center

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Georgia State Defense Force

29 Educational Opportunities 44

Joint Staff 31 Georgia Military College

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Defense Support of Civil Authorities

33 University of North Georgia

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4th WMD Civil Support Team

35 Historical Roots 45

Counterdrug Task Force

37 Adjutants General of Georgia

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Public Affairs 38 A Global Presence 47 Cyber Security 39 Deployments at a Glance

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State Partnership with the Country of Georgia

40 Soldiers Fallen in Service Since 9/11

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Youth ChalleNGe Academy

41 Officers of the Georgia Army Guard

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STARBASE 43 Officers of the Georgia Air Guard

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122nd Regional Training Institute

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State of Georgia Department of Defense OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL 1000 Halsey Ave. Building 447 Marietta, GA 30060

Brig. Gen. Joe Jarrard

The Adjutant General of Georgia

As The Adjutant General of Georgia, it is my honor to present to you this annual report, which highlights the outstanding efforts and accomplishments of the Georgia Department of Defense in 2015. This report reflects the service and sacrifices of the 15,000+ men and women who proudly serve our great state and nation, at home and abroad. Throughout 2015, the Georgia Department of Defense maintained a high readiness level while conducting numerous operations and exercises that honed skills and capabilities, in support of our war fight and homeland defense missions sets. In the spring, Georgia Guard units participated in Exercise Vigilant Guard in South Carolina where they prepared for possible hurricane and flood response with our sister state. In October, the value of those preparations was demonstrated when record rainfall led to widespread flooding in South Carolina. Georgia Guardsmen, State Defense Force Volunteers, and Youth ChalleNGe Academy cadets filled sandbags for use in South Carolina and in Georgia; and though we were spared the brunt of the flood effects, we were prepared to execute missions in support of GEMA. Georgia Guardsmen also contributed to other exercises and real-world missions, both domestically and overseas. The 110th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion provided command and control for Patriot Bandoleer, moving part of the ammunition national stockpile around the country. They then took lessons learned from Patriot Bandoleer with them to South Korea and participated in the South Korean Ulchi Spirit Exercise which is their country’s largest annual exercise and deterrent to North Korea. Our Air Dominance Center in Savannah hosted Sentry Savannah 15, one of the largest aerial exercises in the U.S. While we have seen a reduction in deployments in support of the war fight, we continually have Soldiers and Airmen deployed around the world in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. The 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team provided command and control of U.S. camps in Kabul, Afghanistan. Our 116th Air Control Wing and 165th Airlift Wing have seen continued deployments in support of the war fight, providing airborne battle management and strategic airlift capabilities. Our men and women have proven time and time again, that the Guard has indeed transformed itself from a strategic reserve to an operational force, equally supporting our U.S. military defense goals and requirements with our active duty brethren. Federal budget uncertainty continues to impact our readiness. The Georgia Army Guard has seen reductions in force structure and full time manning. Additionally, budget cuts have impacted personnel, training, and equipment readiness. However, the Soldiers, Airmen, State Defense Force members and state employees of the Georgia Department of Defense remain a ready and relevant force. They continue to prove their worth around the globe and here at home. Working in concert with our local, state and national agency partners as well with all components of the U.S. military, your Georgia Department of Defense has answered the call of both its nation and state, and is well-postured to do so when needed. The citizens of Georgia can take comfort and pride in knowing their Georgia National Guard is Always Ready, Always There. Sincerely,

Joe Jarrard 3 | Georgia Department of Defense


Mission:

The Georgia Department of Defense provides ready and relevant military forces to the Combatant Commanders; and with the consent of the Governor, provides command and control capabilities to support Homeland Defense and Defense Support of Civil Authorities.

Vision:

A strong, agile and resilient joint military organization, recognized as the leader in strength, readiness, and innovation; an interagency partner and leader; postured for effective response; chosen for new missions and force structure, providing opportunities for members who live the Ga. DoD values to realize their potential through service to the State and Nation.

Values:

The Ga. DoD values are those of our Service Components, the Army and Air Force: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, Personal Courage, Integrity First, Service Before self and Excellence in All we Do.

Priorities: • • • •

Strengthen our strategic capacity to remain relevant for future missions. Forge and maintain partnerships with public and private sector agencies. Sustain our Ga. DoD community by providing opportunities for members to realize their full potential. Sustain and enhance business operations.

Goals:

• Align force structure and rebalance end strength to maintain unit readiness levels. • Assure effective and efficient defense support to civilian authorities. • Build strength through partnerships within public and private sectors to enhance performance and effectiveness. • Sustain a formalized community relations program to ensure optimal outreach to key external audiences. • Support a ready and resilient workforce and their families. • Provide employment and education opportunities for our highly skilled workforce. • Sustain an integrated management system to maintain a quality and efficient state government operation. • Provide efficient and sustainable infrastructure to support readiness. • Sustain IT services and maximize innovative technological solutions.

Focus: • • •

Readiness Competent and ethical leaders Continuous improvement

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Ga. DoD Chain of Command

Brig. Gen. Tom Carden

Asst. Adjutant General - Army Commander Ga. Army National Guard

Governor Nathan Deal Commander-in-Chief

President of the United States

Brig. Gen. Joe Jarrard Adjutant General

National Guard Bureau

Brig. Gen. Tom Danielson Commanding General Ga. State Defense Force

Brig. Gen. Jesse Simmons Mr. Joe Ferrero Asst. Adjutant General - Air

Commander

Ga. Air National Guard

Organization Composition 11,049 Army Guardsmen

Brig. Gen. John King Deputy Adjutant General Director Ga. Dept. of Defense Joint Staff

73%

2,891 Air Guardsmen 583 SDF Members

19%

554 State Employees 5 | Georgia Department of Defense

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The Georgia Guard as a Business With over 15,000 members and a budget of over $480 million dollars, the business of conducting operations for the Georgia Department of Defense is complex. In fiscal year 2000, the Ga. DoD adopted the Malcolm Baldrige business model as our business management process to conduct operations and we have shown continuous improvement in our performance ever since. Our operational business model allows us to focus the Ga. DoD on developing, deploying, measuring, utilizing and learning processes to manage and improve our internal business operations. This model has allowed us to not only remain competitive but to be recognized as an industry leader in the services we provide. As one of the larger National Guard organizations, the Ga. DoD competes annually for resources and funding with 53 other states and territories to support our operations. The Ga. DoD business practices and results are recognized as one of the top performing National Guard organizations within the nation by the National Guard Bureau. Our integrated management system under the Baldrige business model ensures that our funds are used efficiently and we serve as good stewards of the resources allocated to our operations. Our business model begins with annual assessments of our operating processes by internal and external agencies. Internal assessments are conducted by program managers, senior leaders, in-house auditors and members of our governance management team that include our Inspector General, Judge Advocate General, Internal Review Division and a federal appointed Property and Fiscal Accountability Officer. Accountability for management actions are maintained through the use of the Internal Management Control process as mandated by the Federal Manager’s Integrity Act of 1982. Fiscal Accountability is maintained by the

actions of our federal appointed Property and Fiscal Accountability Officer and is achieved through a Program Budget Advisory Council, which monitors our annual funding levels versus actual execution of funds. Our resource management divisions reviews funding levels and investigates discrepancies. Results from our assessments are reviewed annually by our senior leadership team during our strategic management board. During the board, current organization performance is reviewed and areas for improvement are identified to accomplish the future vision of the Ga. DoD. During the strategic management board, senior leaders use a formal strategic planning process to determine current organization performance, refine business directions, set mission, vision and values and ensures the organization is postured to meet the continual expectations of our customers. From the strategic planning process, updated Ga. DoD strategic priorities, goals and objectives are established and are communicated to the department leaders for action plan development and implementation using a five year strategic planning cycle. Georgia DoD strategic priorities, goals and objectives are communicated by our three primar y internal department commanders to the workforce through yearly training and operational guidance. Subsequent leaders and first-line managers disseminate guidance and policies to ensure that the overall mission and work of the organization is understood and executed by all employees. The understanding and deployment of this guidance is evaluated by the annual assessments that continue the overall business cycle. Overall performance of our business practices is assured through the aggressive monitoring of key performance indicators by our senior leaders that provide early indications

of our ability to deliver our services and to meet customer expectations. Each major department within the Ga. DoD manages a key performance indicator dashboard and tracks progress of our goals and objectives. Reviews and evaluations of performance are conducted by program managers and process improvement teams to make in-course corrections on programs not meeting expectations. When performance expectations fall short, new processes are identified and implemented to ensure we still accomplish the goals of the Ga.DoD and provide a quality service to our customer. The Ga. DoD remains in constant contact with our customers through various forums such as workshops, conferences, direct meetings and biannual surveys to ensure we continue to not only meet but exceed their expectations. Feedback and assessments from our customer engagements are entered in to our annual assessment of processes and considered during our strategic planning processes. The Ga. DoD business process model is a continuous life cycle that allows us an integrated approach to organization performance management. Senior leader involvement and commitment ensures we remain focused on the future, our mission, and providing the best possible service to our customers, thus ensuring organization sustainability. Assessments of current performance and customer expectations using the criteria found in the business model allow the Ga. DoD to deliver ever-improving value to our customers and stakeholders, contribute to organizational sustainability and ensure improvement to organization effectiveness and capabilities supporting the Governor’s strategic goal of a more efficient Georgia government.

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Economic Impact

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taxes alone, the state benefists from more than $17.6 million from our Guardsmen and civilians employed by the Ga. DoD. With a federal budget of $480 million and state budget of $9.5 million, the Ga. DoD also produces lasting results in the state with flourishing youth programs, an outstanding military readiness capability and ingenuity in military construction programs – which at present are injecting almost $28 million into the Georgia economy. Despite our large presence in the state, the Ga. DoD and its operations account for a miniscule percentage of the state budget in 2015 – just $9.5 million. Overall, the Ga. DoD annually impacts almost $815 million into the Georgia economy, making it a vital part of our thriving economy. This is accomplished through payroll, logistics, maintenance and

service contracts, construction and many other ways. As such, the Ga. DoD is one of the largest employers in Georgia and significantly impacts our economy. Additionally, the fact that 150 of the 159 counties either have a National Guard armory or are immediately adjacent to a county with one, demonstrates our statewide economic presence and impact. While our economic impact in Georgia is significant, the most important asset we have are our service members. The Ga. DoD service members are not just the protectors of your communities; we are your brothers and sisters, your neighbors and friends. In times of peace, we live side-by-side with you, working to make this state great. And in times of war and peril, know that your Ga. DoD will answer the call, as we are always ready, always there, always on target!

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he motto of the Georgia Department of Defense: “always ready, always there, always on target”, is an accurate portrait of what this organization offers the state of Georgia and the nation. In meeting the requirement to provide ready and relevant forces to combatant commanders, homeland defense and defense support of civil authorities, the Georgia Army and Air National Guard have a significant economic impact on the economy of the state of Georgia. With a 15 percent increase in personnel since 2005, more than 15,000 men and women make up the Ga. DoD, hailing from each of the 159 counties across the Peach State – making our service members and civilian staff truly “home grown.” In Federal and State payroll

Georgia Guardsmen

$6,395,587 in state funds saved by State Defense Force utilization 7 | Georgia Department of Defense


$480million Federal funds brought into the state of Georgia

$9.5 million:

Amount Georgia Funds the Guard $731 million

13,847

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in drug related seizures

The Georgia National Guard has a unit based in 55 of Georgia’s counties.

$17.6 million

in state and federal income tax from Guard��€™s Federal payroll. $28 million in military construction.

More than

18,000

Georgia Guardsmen have deployed since 9/11/2001 758 deployed in 2015 2015 Annual Report | 8


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4% 2%

Georgia Guard Diversity 7,881 White 5,438 Black / African American

38%

55%

584 Hispanic 327 Asian / Native Pacific Islander / Hawaiian/Other

Rank Breakdown

3%

9,674 Army Guard Enlisted Soldiers 1,179 Army Guard Officers 197 Army Guard Warrant Officers 2,494 Air Guard Enlisted

18% 1% 9%

69%

397 Air Guard Officers

Ga. DoD Full-time Military Personnel 571 Permanent Air Technicians 446 Permanent Army Technicians

21%

24%

53 Indefinite Air Technicians 35 Indefinite Army Technicians

33%

19%

779 Army Active Guard Reserve 491 Air Active Guard Reserve

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2015 Timeline

Georgia Army National Guard Spc. John Pettas and Sgt. Samuel Shuler swept the Best Warrior Region III Competition in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Pettas, an Infantryman with Company A, 1st Battalion, 121st Infantry won Best Warrior: Soldier Category by 21 points. Shuler, a cavalry scout with Troop A, 108th Cavalry won Best Warrior: Non Commissioned Officer Category by five points in a fierce week-long competition.

Governor Nathan Deal stands with the leadership of Georgia’s Dept. of Defense during the official change of command ceremony for the State’s Adjutant and Assistant Adjutants General.

Georgia Army National Guardsmen of the 165th Quartermaster Company stand with the first HMMWV heavy drop package to be successfully dropped by the Army National Guard.

Jan. | | | | Feb. | | | | March | | | | April | | | | May | | | | June | | | | An F-22 Rapter fighter jet soars high above the clouds during the Sentry Savannah ‘15 exercise hosted by Georgia Air National Guard at The Air Dominance Center.

Sergeant 1st Class Van Bryant assigned to the 110th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion double checks his manifest, ensuring accountability of cargo containers being loaded for distribution to the six joint munitions command depots located nationwide during Operation Patriot Bandoleer. Soldiers from Savannah’s Detachment 1, Company B, 48th Brigade Support Battalion complete a step-by-step maintenance inspection of the unit’s RQ-7B Unmanned Aerial System (UAS, also known as the “Shadow”), before mounting the nearly 400-pound aerial vehicle on its launcher during annual training at Fort Stewart.

Soldiers from the Swainsboro, Georgiabased 810th Engineer Co. remove debris from a partially-collapsed school during exercise Vigilant Guard.

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Brigadier General Joe Jarrard, Georgia’s Adjutant General with graduates and instructors of officer candidate school class 54 just prior to the graduation ceremony at the Clay National Guard Center. The ceremony marked the commissioning of nine lieutenants into the Georgia Guard following an 18 month OCS program.

Georgia National Guard Lt. Col. (P) John Gentry, commander of the 648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade presents 1st Lt. Christopher Pagan of the 420th Network Signal Company with his new unit patch during a transfer of authority ceremony at the headquarters of the 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade

Georgia Air National Guard Airmen from the 165th Airlift Wing return home from deployment. The Airmen were deployed in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel.

July | | | | Aug. | | | | Sept. | | | | Oct. | | | | Nov. | | | | Dec. | | | | Brigadier General Thomas Carden’s family pins the single star of a brigadier general on his right shoulder while Sgt 1st Class Jimmy Jordan (ret) pins a star on his left shoulder. In 1989, Carden was pinned with his 2nd Lt. rank by his family and Sgt 1st Class Jordan. A Georgia State Defense Force Volunteer passes a sandbag to a Georgia Army National Guard Soldier during a flood preparation mission near Augusta. More than 200 members of the Ga Department of Defense, including 125 Guardsmen, 40 State Defense Force personnel, and 30 cadets from the Fort Gordon Youth Challenge Academy labored for eight hours to fill 8,000 sandbags.

Happy 379th birthday to The National Guard! Soldiers, Airmen and military retirees of the Georgia National Guard joined in fellowship and celebration at the Clay National Guard Center.

Staff Sgt. Lindsey Fowler, an engineer with the 877th Engineer Company completes demolition of a blighted home during Georgia Guard Counter Drug Task Force operations.

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Georgia Army National Guard Georgia Guardsmen from Battery A, 1st Battalion, 118th Field Artillery Regiment sling-load a 155 mm Howitzer artillery piece to a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during field operations with Company C, 1st Air Assault Battalion, 185th Aviation Regiment, 78th Aviation Troop Command.

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eighth largest authorized end strength allocation in the nation and is comprised of combat, combat support and combat service support units. In 2015, The Ga. ARNG was organized into six major subordinate commands: the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Macon; the 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade in Cu m m i n g ; t h e 6 4 8 t h Ma n e u v e r Enhancement Brigade at Fort Benning; the 78th Troop Command, the 201st Regional Support Group / Region 4 Homeland Response Force and the 78th Aviation Troop Command at Clay National Guard Center in Marietta. The mission of the Georgia Army Brig. Gen. Tom Carden Georgia’s Asst. Adjutant General - Army National Guard is to provide well trained Commander - Georgia Army National Guard and motivated forces to the governor and combatant commanders in order to support unified land operations. In 2015, h e G e o r g i a the Georgia Guard fulfilled its federal Army National mission by deploying personnel and G u a r d ( G a . units in support of combat deployments A R N G ) to Central Command. Additionally, c o n s i s t s o f Guardsmen supported exercises in nearly 11,000 Korea, Germany, Canada, the Country of C i t i z e n - Georgia and the African continent. In addition to overseas operations, S oldiers t r a i n i n g i n the Ga. ARNG provided support h o m e t o w n to domestic op erations, not ably, armories and readiness centers across Operation Patriot Bandoleer, a multithe state. Georgia’s Army Guard has the state sustainment operation conducted from March to May 2015. Guardsmen supported the citizens of Georgia and the southeast region through training and mobilization of emergency response assets. From conducting hurricane response training in South Carolina in the spring to filling sand bags in response to the South Carolina floods in the fall, Georgia Guardsmen stood ready to assist our state and region. 2015 was a year of many changes, beginning in January, when Brig. Gen. Joe Jarrard, commander of the Ga. ARNG was selected by Governor Nathan Deal to assume the office of Adjutant General of the Georgia National Guard. Brigadier Gen. Thomas Carden was selected to Command Sgt. Maj. Phillip Stringfield command the Ga. ARNG and command officially transferred during a Jan. 7, 2015 State Command Sergeant Major ceremony at the Clay National Guard Georgia Army National Guard Center in Marietta.

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2015 also witnessed the beginning of the deactivation of the 560th BfSB. The deactivation is part of wider Army force reduction and changing mission requirements that resulted in the loss of all BfSBs in the force. Force structure changes also prompted the deactivation of the 265th Regional Support Group, 876th Engineer Company and 278th Military Police Company. In total, nine Georgia Army National Guard units will be deactivated through fiscal year 2018. These losses will be balanced by the activation of nine new units. Among the new units are the historic 3rd Battalion 121st Infantry which will be composed partially of Guardsmen from the 560th BfSB. The 3rd Battalion served overseas during World War I and World War II before its deactivation in 1968. The Mission Command Operational Support Detachment and 177th Engineer Support Company will also join the Georgia Guard. The Georgia Guard emerged from force structure changes with new units and capabilities. Georgia was selected to field one of the first three cyber protection teams. The CPT began successful operations this year. The Georgia Guard has also positioned itself well for future missions and partnerships. The 648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade will be the MEB for the 3rd Infantry Division. This partnership is a product of the tireless work of the Soldiers of the 648th in supporting overseas operations such as the Kabul Base Cluster mission in 2012, augmenting the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea, and supporting the 29th Infantry Division at the Warfighter exercise at Camp Atterbury, Ind. this year. The Georgia Army National Guard has weathered force structure changes through readiness and relevance. When called at short notice to support missions in Kuwait and the Sinai, the Georgia Guard responded. When the Country of Georgia needed support for Exercise Didgori 2015, The Georgia Guard was there. In a world of increasing uncertainty, the Georgia Army National Guard remains constant in resolve and readiness.

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48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team

Col. Reginald Neal Commander 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Georgia Army National Guard

The 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT), headquartered in Macon, consists of more than 4,200 Citizen Soldiers who operate out of 29 armories. The Brigade is organized into six subordinate battalions including the 1st Squadron 108th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Battalion 121st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion 121st Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion 118th Field Artillery Regiment, 148th Brigade Support Battalion, and the 177th Brigade Engineer Battalion. The 48th IBCT completed the “reset year” of the Army Force Generation cycle (ARFORGEN) and stands ready to answer the call of our nation at home and abroad.

The 1-108th Cavalry “Roughriders” maintained a high training tempo in 2015 and hosted a brigade reconnaissance and surveillance exercise. The event integrated and tested the entire brigade’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations against a live opposition forces. The Roughriders executed collective annual training at Fort Stewart, Ga., where the emphasis for the “reset year” was enhancing capabilities and perfecting the basics of “shoot, move and communicate.” The 1-121st Infantr y “Spartans” executed training missions both state-side and abroad. Alpha Company deployed to the National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin, Calif. in support of the 11th Armored Cavalry regiment, while Bravo Company participated in the 3rd Infantry Division Marne Focus exercise at Fort Stewart, Ga. Charlie Company deployed to the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) in Hohenfels, Germany for exercise Allied Spirit. The 2-121st Infantr y “Warriors” executed a rigorous training year in 2015. Bravo Company traveled to Canada to participate in Operation Stalwart Guardian, a joint operation with the 3rd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment in force-on-force operations. The Warriors also augmented the 1-121st in opposition force mission to JMRC. The Warrior’s conducted platoon level training during their culminating training exercise as well as a mortar live-fire exercise in order to maintain proficiency. In September, the 1-118th Field Artillery “Hickory” welcomed a new battery to the organization. Charlie Battery is the first unit in the Georgia Army National Guard to field the M777, the Army’s newest 155 mm howitzer. The new battery executed live-fire training with

the battalion during annual training at Fort Stewart in September. T h e 1 4 8 t h B SB “Wi s h m a s t e r s” coordinated and provided sustainment support of the 48th IBCT throughout 2015. The Wishmasters provided line-haul assets, transportation, maintenance and medical support for the brigade. The battalion trained for rotation to the Sustainment Training Center in fiscal year 2016 with a focus on basic Soldier skills and Military Occupation Speacilty proficiency. The culminating training exercise at Fort Stewart was “Stryker Stakes,” a team competition that involved multiple physical tasks and warrior tasks in a timed period. In October 2015, the 48th BSTB officially transitioned to the 177th Brigade Engineer Battalion “Fortress”. Sergeant Samuel Shuler (1-108th CAV) and Specialist John Pettas (1-121st IN), represented their units and the Ga. ARNG at the National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Camp Williams in Utah. The grueling three-day competition consisted of the Army Physical Fitness Test, marksmanship, close-quarters combat land navigation, casualty evaluation and a variety of other tactical and technical skills traversing more than 20 miles of terrain. Shuler and Pettas both won at the company, battalion, state, and regional levels before moving onto National Guard’s Best Warrior Competition where they both finished 2nd in their category. Additionally, Capt. Travis Cornwall, also of the 1-108 Cavalry, placed second in the annual Army Best Ranger Competition held at Ft. Benning. These Soldiers are great examples of the Warriors found throughout the 48th IBCT and serve as the foundation for what makes the “Fighting 48th” one of the National Guard’s top IBCTs. “Volunteers - Send Me!!!”

48th IBCT Units • • • • • •

1st Squadron, 108th Cavalry Regiment, Calhoun 1st Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, Winder 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, Forsyth 1st Battalion, 118th Field Artillery Regiment, Savannah 148th Brigade Support Battalion, Macon 177th Brigade Engineer Battalion, formerly 48th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, Statesboro

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78th Aviation Troop Command Home-stationed at the Clay National Guard Center, the 78th Aviation Troop Command is the aviation force of the Georgia Army National Guard, commanded by Col. R. Dwayne Wilson, with Command Sgt. Maj. Terry Sanders as his senior enlisted leader. The mission of the 78th ATC is to provide responsive, operational aviation formations to Geographic Combatant Commanders in support of Unified Land Operations; and when required, provide the Governor with aviation capabilities in support of domestic response operations here at home. The 78th Aviation Troop Command maintains 42 rotary-wing, fixedwing and unmanned aircraft systems that support Georgia National Guard units as well as other components of the military and federal, state and local agencies. With the same operational and training requirements as active component aviation, the units of the 78th provide a seasoned and ready force that stands ready to provide support to the citizens of the United States and Georgia. Over the past two decades, the Aviation Troop Command has built long lasting relationships that continue to be the mainstay of operational plans and training by supporting the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning and units stationed there as well as the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart. This past year marked the first year since 2003 that all units assigned to the 78th were at home at the same time in the continental United States making it an unprecedented year, but still one focused on training. During training year 2015, the 78th ATC executed more than 6,600 accident-free flight hours encompassing multiple exercises and more than 419 training sorties, moving more than 4,700 passengers, dropping over 1,000 airborne jumpers, and moving nearly 200,000 pounds of cargo. Among other challenging training events was the rotation of Company A, 1st of the 171st General Support Aviation Battalion at the National Training Center in support of the 1st Calvary Division. The unit served as the Command Aviation Company for the 1st Brigade of the 1st Cavalry Division. It was the first training event at the National Training Center in over a decade for 78th Aviation Troop Command units and the crews and staff received accolades from the supported unit’s chain of command. A m on g ot h e r p ar t n e r bu i l d i n g

opportunities, Company C, 1st of the 111t h and C omp any C, 2nd of t he 151st participated in Vigilant Guard in Georgetown, S.C. During the exercise, the aviators supported a multi-partner response effort to a large scale natural disaster assisting to help develop the ability of national, state and local assets in there action plans.

Col. Dwayne Wilson Commander 78th Aviation Troop Command Georgia Army National Guard

78th ATC Units • 78th Aviation Troop Command Headquarters, Clay National Guard Center, Marietta • 1st Battalion, 171st Combat Aviation Brigade, CNGC • Company C (-), 2nd Aviation Security and Support Battalion, 151st Aviation Regiment, CNGC • Company C (-) and supporting detachments of the 1-111th General Support Aviation Battalion, CNGC • Company B (-) and supporting detachments of the 1-169th General Support Aviation Battalion, Hunter Army Air Field, Savannah • Company C (-) and supporting detachments of the 1-169th General Support Aviation Battalion, HAAF, Savannah • Company C and supporting detachments of the 1-185th Assault Helicopter Battalion, Winder • Company B (-), 3rd Battalion, 135th Theater Aviation Brigade, CNGC • Detachment 1, Company D, 177th Brigade Engineering Battalion (UAS), HAAF • Detachment 2, Company B, 935th Division Aviation Support Battalion, HAAF • Army Aviation Support Facility No. 1, Winder • Army Aviation Support Facility No. 2, CNGC • Army Aviation Support Facility No. 3, HAAF

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648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade

Col. John Gentry Commander

648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade

Georgia Army National Guard

The 648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB) was activated on Oct. 1, 2007 in Columbus, Ga. and is now headquartered at Fort Benning. The brigade has an assigned strength of more than 1,827 Soldiers. The current brigade commander, Col. John T. Gentr y Jr., assumed command in April 2015 and his senior enlisted advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. Samuel W. McCord, assumed responsibility in July 2014. The 648th MEB is a missiontailored force which conducts support area operations, maneuver support operations, consequence management and stability operations in order to assure the mobility, protection and freedom of action to the supported force. MEBs are uniquely designed for both war fighting and operational support roles due to their diverse

mixture of officers, warrant officers, and enlisted personnel. The current MEB force structure contains a brigade headquarters, three separate battalions and two separate signal companies. The units of the 648th MEB are the 878th Engineer Battalion, headquartered in Augusta, Ga.; t he 348t h Br igade Supp or t Battalion, headquartered in Ellenwood, Ga.; the 1st Battalion, 214th Field Artillery Battalion, headquartered in Elberton, Ga; the 420th Network Signal Company in Cumming, Ga. and the 620th Signal Company in Weston, W.Va. The MEB is a fully operational force, f ully engaged in b ot h its contingency (war) and peacetime missions. On Dec. 23, 2014, the 876th Engineer Company returned from a deployment to Bagram Air Force Base, Afghanistan, in support of base closure operations and training and mentoring Afghan National Security

Forces in route clearance operations. On July 12, 2015 the 876th Engineer Company was deactivated and the 874th Engineer Utility Detachment was activated during a ceremony held in the unit’s Toccoa, Ga. Armory. On Sept. 14, 2015 the 420th NSC transferred from the 560th BfSB to the 648th MEB during a patch change ceremony at the Cumming Regional Readiness Center in Cumming, Ga. Training and leader development are two keys to the success of the MEB. In February, 2015, staff members of brigade headquarters traveled to Fort Hood, Texas to support III Corps War Fighter exercise, which was the first exercise for a MEB working with a Corps Headquarters. The 648th “Team MEB” will be a key contributor as the Army validates its 2020 initiatives and revises doctrine as it pertains to Maneuver Enhancement Brigade roles and responsibilities in supporting Division and Corps Army elements.

648th MEB Units

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648th MEB Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Fort Benning Headquarters Company, 878th Engineer Battalion, Augusta Company A, Forward Support Company, 878th Engineer Battalion, Augusta 848th Engineer Company (Sapper), Douglas 874th Engineer Utilities Detachment, Toccoa 877th Engineer Company, Augusta 177th Engineer Company (Topo), Decatur 1048th Engineer Detachment, Marietta 175th Engineer Detachment (Asphalt), Fort Stewart

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Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 348th Brigade Support Battalion, Ellenwood Company A, 348th BSB, Ellenwood Company B, 348th BSB, Hinesville 1160th Transportation Company, Rome 620th Signal Company (detached to WV ARNG) Weston, W. Va. Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion 214th Field Artillery Regiment, Elberton Battery A, 1-214th FA, Hartwell Battery B, 1-214th FA, Thomson Battery C, 1-214th FA, Waynesboro 1214th Forward Support Company, Washington 420th Network Signal Company, Cumming


560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade The Georgia Army National Guard’s 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade (BfSB) is based at the Cumming Regional Readiness Center and is commanded by Col. Jeffrey Dickerson with Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Marchert as the brigade’s senior enlisted leader. Since its inception on Oct. 1, 2007, the brigade’s mission has been to provide command and control of reconnaissance, surveillance and intelligence operations in support of a division, corps or joint task force. The motto of the 1,100 Soldiers assigned to the 560th BfSB is “Professional, Ready, Relevant and To the Point.” The brigade headquarters provides command, control and supervision of the tactical operations of the brigade and attached units, while the headquarters company provides unit administration and logistical support for the brigade staff sections. 2015 was a busy year in what would turn out to be the last complete year of the brigade’s existence. In addition to a full domestic training calendar, the 560th BfSB deployed on several overseas missions in support of both allied and coalition missions. In March 2015, the 560th BfSB sent 32 Soldiers to Jordan in support of Operation Eager Light. Over the course of 17 days, these Soldiers instructed Jordanian Soldiers in battalion operations, brigade operations, the Military Decision-Making Process and Military Operations on Urban Terrain. This mission was very successful and improved the ability of the Jordanian Soldiers to respond to actions within their region. Operation Eager Light was quickly followed by a Southwest Asia deployment for elements of the 221st Military Intelligence Battalion. The 221st MI currently supports continuous operations for U.S. Army Central as well as requirements from Central Command throughout their area of operations. The 47 forward-deployed Soldiers of the 221st MI

are expected to return in May 2016. In addition to their missions to Southwest Asia, the 560th BfSB supported several overseas deployment training missions throughout the year. Among the overseas deployment trainings attended by Georgia Guardsmen of the 560th BfSB was Austere Challenge 2015, a U.S. European Command sponsored large-scale defense exercise in Germany. Austere Challenge 2015 was conducted from March 12 to 27, 2015, and was designed to train and prepare U.S. European Command and component command headquarters in crisis planning and response. In July, 2015, the majority of the 560th BfSB conducted two weeks of annual training at Camp Oliver on the far reaches of Fort Stewart, Ga. This marked the first time in several years that the brigade executed annual training as a whole. The brigade conducted a very successful “Boss Lift” event where they had an opportunity to demonstrate to their employers the various capabilities of the BfSB. Other highlights of annual training included annual weapons training, MDMP and staff exercises at the battalion and brigade level, and both individual and collective level training at the squad, platoon and company level. A notable achievement for the brigade occurred during annual training when the 165th Quartermaster Company became the first rigger unit in the Army National Guard to conduct a successful heavy drop. The 165th palletized a humvee, certified and inspected the load before it was loaded onto a C-130 aircraft for the heavy drop over Fort Stewart. One final but continuous event conducted throughout 2015 was the execution of the deactivation plan for the brigade as the mission of the 560th BfSB draws to a close. Over the latter half of 2015, units and Soldiers transitioned to new brigades and opportunities throughout the state. By the time the 560th BfSB furls its colors for the last time in April 2016, The Soldiers and units who formed the heart of the 560th BfSB will continue the legacy of the brigade. As their mission draws to a close they will remain” Professional, Relevant, and To the Point” until the last bugle sounds.

Col. Jeff Dickerson Commander 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade Georgia Army National Guard

560th BfSB Units • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Cumming • 3rd Squadron, 108th Cavalry Regiment, Atlanta, Marietta and Douglasville • 221st Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Gillem Enclave – transferred to 78th TC • 420th Network Signal Company, Cumming – transferred to 648th MEB • 165th Quartermaster Company, Marietta – transferred to 78th TC • 230th Brigade Support Company – deactivated

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201st Regional Support Group

Col. Wallace Steinbrecher Commander 201st Regional Support Group Georgia Army National Guard

in response to a CBRN incident while continuing to provide trained and ready troops to support overseas contingency operations. The 201st RSG’s senior enlisted leader is Command Sgt. Maj. John Gunning. The 201st RSG/HRF began fiscal year 2015 by successfully conducting an external evaluation of the 810th Engineer Company which certified the unit’s processes to provide emergency response mission support to civilian agencies if called in time of an emergency. In March, the 201st participated with the South Carolina National Guard in Vigilant Guard 2015, a hurricane response exercise that simulated a major hurricane landfall on the South Carolina Coast. The 781st Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosive

(CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) and other units of the 201st responded to the simulated emergency with medical, engineer and military police capabilities. In June, the Marietta-based 248th Medical Company deployed more than 40 Citizen Soldiers to Egypt to provide health services in support of multinational forces and observers. The 248th MC is scheduled to return in 2016. In October, South Carolina was subjected to widespread flooding from unprecedented rainfall. The 810th Engineer Company and 278th Military Police Company responded along with cadets of the Fort Gordon Youth ChalleNGe Academy and State Defense Force volunteers by filling 9,000 sand bags for flood control operations.

Region 4 HRF Units The 201st Regional Support Group (RSG) headquarters is located at the Clay National Guard Center in Marietta and is the headquarters command of the Region 4 Homeland Response Force (HRF). The Georgia National Guard’s Region 4 HRF was selected as one of ten homeland response forces in the country and supports FEMA Region IV as the consequence management agency for chemical, biological, radiological, and/or nuclear (CBRN) incidents. Commanded by Col. Wallace Steinbrecher, the 201st RSG/HRF mission is to man, train and equip a HRF to provide a response capability to assist civil authorities in saving lives and mitigating human suffering

• 201st RSG, Clay National Guard Center, Marietta • 4th Weapons of Mass Destruction, Civil Support Team, Dobbins Air Force Reserve Base • 170th Military Police Battalion, Decatur • 178th Military Police Company, Monroe • 179th Military Police Company, GGTC • 190th Military Police Company, Kennesaw • 278th Military Police Company, Fort Gordon • Joint Task Force 781 CERFP, CNGC, Marietta • 810th Engineer Company (Sapper), Swainsboro • 870th Engineer Detachment, CNGC – station changed from Decatur • 138th Chemical Company, DARB • 202nd Explosive Ordnance Detachment, Marietta • 1177th Transportation Company, LaGrange • 116th Medical Group, 116th Air Control Wing, Warner Robbins • 165th Medical Group, 165th Airlift Wing, Savannah • 165th Fatality Search and Rescue Team, Savannah

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78th Troop Command

Commanded by Brig. Gen. Craig McGalliard, the 78th Troop Command’s mission is to command, control and supervise Georgia National Guard units attached to the troop command and to provide manned, trained and equipped units available for service in time of war or national emergency. The 78th’s senior enlisted leader is Command Sgt. Maj. John Smiley. The 78th Troop Command has successfully executed its mission since 1982 and has mobilized units in support of Operations Desert Shield, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. The 78th Troop Command continued to support overseas contingency operations in 2015. The 139th Chaplain Detachment and 161st Military History Detachment w e r e d e p l o y e d t o U. S . C e nt r a l Command where the 161st MHD initiated the collection of the official history of Operation Inherent Resolve. Throughout the year, 78th Troop

Command units had central roles in stateside missions. The 110th Combat Sust ainment Supp or t B att a lion provided command and control for Operation Patriot Bandoleer. T h rou g h out t h e m i s s i on , t h e y transported more than 2,500 containers from the Military Ocean Terminal at Sunny Point to seven different depots across the United States, the farthest destination being Utah, amassing more than 650,000 road miles. The exercise involved all elements of the 110th CSSB. The 1230th Transportation Company provided transportation assets while the 82nd Maintenance Company ensured all vehicles were mission capable. Also supporting this mission was the 1148th Transportation Company, of the 265th RSG and the 1177th Transportation Company, of the 201st HRF. The Headquarters and Headquarters C o m p a n y, 7 8 t h T C p r o v i d e d transportation and protocol support to 50 State and Terrirtory Adjutants General during their visit to Stone Mountain for the National Guard Senior Leaders Conference in June. In July, the 122nd Tactical Support

Brig. Gen. Craig McGalliard Commander 78th Troop Command Georgia Army National Guard

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Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 78th TC, Atlanta 122nd Regional Training Institute, Clay National Guard Center Georgia Garrison Training Center, Fort Stewart Regional Training Site-Maintenance, Fort Stewart 122nd Tactical Support Detachment, Atlanta 116th Army Band, CNGC 124th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, CNGC 161st Military History Detachment, CNGC 1962nd Contracting Team, CNGC 139th Chaplain Detachment, CNGC 93rd Finance Company, CNGC 1078th Trial Defense Team, CNGC Georgia Medical Detachment, Ellenwood Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 265th Regional Support Group, GGTC 277th Maintenance Company, Kennesaw 1148th Transportation Company, Fort Gordon Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 110th Combat Services Support Battalion, Tifton 1230th Transportation Company, Thomasville 82nd Component Repair Company (Maintenance), Columbus

Detachment completed a rotation at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. In August, the 110th CSSB was again called upon for its logistics expertise, this time in support of Ulchi Freedom Guardian in the Republic of Korea. Providing public affairs support to Ulchi - Freedom Guardian was the 124th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, which also sent personnel to Germany in 2015. Reorganization of the Georgia Army National Guard brought several new units to the 78th TC. In October, the 78th TC welcomed the 221st Military Intelligence Battalion, the 165th Quartermaster Company and Company H, 121st Infantry (LRSC) from the 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade. Also joining the 78th TC is the Georgia Guard Cyber Protection Team, one of the first three CPTs in the nation.

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Georgia Air National Guard Members of the 165th Fire Emergency Services Flight, Georgia Air National Guard, extinguish a simulated fire during the unit’s annual-live fire training at the Air Dominance Center, Ga. on Oct. 3, 2015. Members must be aggressive and display proper techniques in order to combat the flames.

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B rig . G en . J esse S immons Assistant Adjutant General - Air

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Georgia Air National Guard

he Georgia Air National Guard provides highly motivated, mission-ready forces for employment by the Governor of Georgia and the United States Department of Defense, while it simultaneously aims to develop top-tier Airmen and units to protect our nation across the full

Chief Master Sgt. Reginald McPherson

State Command Chief Georgia Air National Guard

spectrum of conflict and in natural and man-made disasters. Our values of: Integrity first, Service before self and Excellence in all we do, are the foundations for our success. In 2015 the Georgia Air National Guard witnessed several changes within its leadership ranks. Major General Thomas Moore retired from service and Brig. Gen. Jesse T. Simmons became the Assistant Adjutant General-Air in a ceremony held in March, 2015 in Savannah, Ga. The state also received a new State Command Chief. Chief Master Sgt. Reginald McPherson assumed the position of top-enlisted advisor to the commander in August 2015. The 116th Air Control Wing, based at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Ga. also received a new commander. Colonel Mark Weber became the Wing Commander in a ceremony held in July 2015. Former Wing Commander, Col. Kevin D. Clotfelter, retired from service in a ceremony held in October 2015. The 165th Airlift Wing based at t he Savanna h Inter nat iona l Airport in Garden City Ga., received a new commander as well. Colonel Rainer Gomez became the Wing Commander in a ceremony held in June 2015. Former Wing Commander, Col. James K. Edenfield, retired from service in a ceremony held in June 2015. D e s pit e a l l t h e c h an g e s i n leadership, the Georgia Air National Guard did not miss a beat and deployed Airmen to seven of the eight geographic combatant commands in 2015. More than 600 Airmen, representing both Wings and six of our geographically separated units, deployed in 2015. The Georgia Air Guard’s largest unit, the 116th Air Control Wing, flies the E-8C Joint Surveillance

Target Attack Radar System aircraft and has continuously deployed aircraft and personnel globally for the last 13 years. The Wing amassed more than 100,000 combat flying hours in support of the combatant commanders, with 5,500 being flown in 2015. The 165th Airlift Wing flies the C-130H aircraft, and has deployed aircraft and personnel to Iraq and Afghanistan, on average, every year since March 2003. In 2015, the unit deployed more than 300 Airman in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Our wings and GSUs maintain mission readiness by taking an active role in supporting Georgia’s homeland defense and defense support to civil authorities’ missions. They provide unique capabilities – such as information awareness assessment, engineering, airlift and communications support. The Georgia Air National Guard is well positioned to meet the growing demands of civil authorities. Our Airmen train regularly during local and regional exercises with the Georgia National Guard’s 201st Regional Support Group, Homeland Response Force; the 4th Civil Support Team; the Chemical, Biological, Radiological/ Nuclear, and Explosive e nt e r pr i s e ; F E M A R e g i on I V; other FEMA regions; and with our partners in the Georgia Emergency Management Agency. Our dual-status nature, with responsibilities to the state and federal government, makes our mission unique and provides the flexibility for both local and global response. In these times of fiscal constraint, we are expected to do more with less, but we will continue to provide highly motivated mission-ready forces for employment by the Governor and the United States Air Force.

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116th Air Control Wing

Col. Mark Weber

Commander 116th Air Control Wing

With 13 years of continuous, unmatched deployment support to United States C entral C ommand (USCENTCOM) and evolving participation in all combatant commands, the 116th Air Control Wing (ACW) continues to provide the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) aircraft as a national asset. The manned Command, Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C2ISR) battle management airborne platform detects, tracks, and solves problems to optimize the use of military force and safeguard American lives. Residing at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., JSTARS is the sole provider of the much lauded and persistently tasked E-8C fleet. The 116th ACW has been on a continuous deployment cycle since September 11, 2001 and has flown more than 105,000 hours supporting four combatant commands and flown over 5,500 hours for deployed operations in 2015. The Georgia Air National Guard

(ANG) owns the E-8C, the 116th ACW is the host for the Team JSTARS mission, and our 461st Air Control Wing partner dedicates active duty personnel to support the mission. Considered a ‘Total Force’ expert, the 116th continuously helps our nation meet future multi-force construct initiatives. As we begin 2016, the 116th ACW and Team JSTARS are ready to meet future challenges, focusing on Global Reach, Global Power, Global Vigilance, and our state mission with integrity, excellence and selfless commitment. The wing prides itself on having earned its 18th Air Force Outstanding Unit Award—the most AFOUAs of any ANG unit—and has deployed more than 1,200 top-tier Airmen. Three of this wing’s Airmen were awarded the Georgia Air National Guard Outstanding ‘Airmen of the Year’. The 116th Op erations Group continued its sustained high level of global C2ISR dominance focusing on mission readiness and safety. The operations team quickly acclimated to new mobilization rules and surpassed a major milestone of 100,000 combat flying hours in support of USCENTCOM. The 116th Operations Group continued the legacy of no safety mishaps in both domestic and combat operations. One of the group’s combat crews was named National Guard Bureau’s Air Battle Management Crew of the Year. Maintaining 1960s airframes, 116th Maintenance Group Airmen provided safe and reliable aircraft with a 92 percent sortie completion rate despite significant Aircraft Availability (AA) challenges. Off-base, depot maintenance challenges dropped AA to a yearly average of 47.8 percent, 12 percent below the higher headquarters s t a n d a rd . T h e e f for t s of h i g h l y motivated maintenance personnel made possible the 100,000 combat flying hour milestone and supported diverse, expanding missions around the globe. The 116th Mission Support Group’s Contracting Flight, Civil Engineer (CE), Force Support, Communications,

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Logistics and Security Squadrons provided logistics support overseas and at home. Logistics and Force Support Squadrons processed 1,315 personnel for deployment in 2015 while recruiting reached a four-year high end strength of 97.9 percent. CE’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight received the first Bomb Squad Emergency Response Vehicle delivered to the ANG, bolstering the state’s domestic operations response capabilities. The group awarded contracts worth over $8.5 million and maintained nearly 1 million square feet of real property. The Emergency Management Flight implemented the pilot test for the Expeditionary Skills Rodeo and this innovative rodeo is being sought as a benchmark for another command. Maintaining a healthy force is a challenge but in 2015, the 116th Medical Group (MDG) prepared more than 400 ANG members for deployment to prime locations and monitored the medical status of flying and non-flying personnel. The MDG is validated fully capable to respond to any emergency involving homeland defense, DOMOPS, and overseas missions. The group provided robust support to a joint force CBRNE validation scenario at the Guardian Center in Perry, Ga. and subsequently participated in Vigilant Guard, exercising an array of medical capabilities. As the need looms to replace our aging fleet with a more efficient, cost effective alternative, we will continue to provide unparalleled, manned, widearea tracking of ground targets with simultaneous battle management to combatant commanders. The smooth transition to a replacement aircraft, without loss in capability, is important to the safety of our nation. We owe our achievements and the future of our mission to the active support from our elected officials, community and family members. Thank you! The Citizen Airmen of the 116th ACW are proud to serve and consider it an honor to tightly liaise with our community and to protect this nation.


165th Airlift Wing Georgia’s 165th Airlift Wing is located at Savannah International Airport and is composed of more than 1,150 men and women who support, maintain and fly the unit’s eight C-130H “Hercules” aircraft. The mission of the 165th Airlift Wing is to provide strategic airlift of personnel, equipment and supplies throughout the global sphere. During 2015, aircraft and crews of the 165th flew missions to dozens of nations around the world. The unit maintains one of the highest aircraft operational readiness records in the National Guard and the United States Air Force. As a National Guard Wing, part of its dual-mission is to be called upon for assistance during state and local emergencies to airlift food, medical supplies, equipment and personnel domestically and internationally. These missions extend to emergency relief support during natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, forest fires, search and rescue operations, and defense support to civil authorities. The 165th Airlift Wing serves as the host base for Brunswick’s 224th Joint Communications Support Squadron, Hunter Army Air Field’s 117th Air Control Squadron, Garden City’s 165th Air Support Operations Squadron and the Combat Readiness Training Center also known as the Joint Air Dominance Center. In June 2015, the Wing hosted a change of command ceremony in which Col. Rainer Gomez assumed c om mand f rom C ol. Jame s K . Edenfield, who retired from service. Beginning in late June 2015, the Wing deployed over 300 Airmen to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. In October 2015, the Wing received the first of several new C-130

H3 models. This was the first of eight aircraft replacements expected to take place for the Wing throughout 20152016. These upgrades will replace the current 165th AW fleet of C-130H2 models to C-130H2.5 and C-130H3 models that are approximately fifteen years newer. In 2014, the unit took part in U.S. Southern Command Operation C oronet Oak. The mission of Coronet Oak is to provide theater airlift services for U.S. military and government operations across the Caribbean and Central and South America. In June 2014, the 165th Airlift Wi ng , a l ong w it h Ne v a d a A i r National Guard’s 152nd Airlift Wing, participated in ceremonies honoring the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Crews from the 165th flew two C-130H aircraft, with more than thirty pilots, navigators and maintainers support of joint airborne operations in France. The 165th flew paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne and French Foreign Legion on several airdrops during the training exercise and commemoration. The 165th worked with more than nine-hundred international military personnel during their time in Corsica France. The Wing received its tenth Air Force Outstanding Unit Award during a ceremony in September 2014. The 165th distinguished itself through numerous achievements. The unit was recognized for successfully completing 2,500 combat flying hours in support of United States Central Command, Southern Command, and Africa Command. The Wing was also recognized for its superior on-time, on-target airlift in support of Operations Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and New Dawn. Perhaps the most amazing achievement for the Wing was receiving the Air Mobility Command Flying Hour Milestone Award. This award was received for

Col. Rainer Gomez Commander 165th Airlift Wing

an unprecedented rate of over 165,000 accident free hours during a 42 year span. The Wing supported Joint and Coalition operations in combat environments in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa, as well as stateside airlift missions supporting United States Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine Corps operations. Strong leadership, professionalism, and esprit-de-corps contribute to the Wing’s continued success. The reputation of being one of the top airlift units in the nation is a source of pride for all Guardsmen, past and present, of the 165th Airlift Wing and helps the unit to continue aiming for new heights.

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117th Air Control Squadron Control of the highly charged and congested airspace over a given combat zone is the responsibility of the Georgia Air National Guard’s unique 117th Air Control Squadron (ACS) of Savannah. During exercises, contingencies, or actual war, the 117th ACS’s command and control mission is to provide air control for military aircraft in their sector. As a Control and Reporting Center, the 117th serves as the senior command and control element for the Theater Air Force Commander and directs the air war as assigned. Trained air controllers have the responsibility of directing aircraft entering, exiting or crossing congested airspace using an array of sophisticated radar equipment and sensors that provide greater coverage than most

165th Air Support Operations Squadron

Close Air Support (CAS) for advancing ground units is often critical in perilous combat environments like Afghanistan. Under the leadership of Lt. Col. Robert Noren, the “Battlefield Airmen” of Garden City’s 165th Air Support Operations Squadron (ASOS) deploy globally in support of joint force commanders. Members are tasked with the mission of advising and assisting throughout planning, requesting, coordinating and controlling CAS missions, reconnaissance, and tactical airlift missions. Eight members of the 165th have deployed this year, one supported the State Department in the United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) area of responsibility (AOR), and

small city airports. In Fall 2015, the 117th conducted a unique annual field training at their sister unit’s site in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Ninety nine members of the 117th and 12 personnel from the 283rd Combat Communication Squadron assembled in PR, working with 60 members of 141st ACS, PR Air National Guard. During the exercise the communications teams linked two radar sites in PR and a radar site in Savannah, Ga. to the main command and control center in PR. Controllers from the 117th successfully controlled U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps fighter jets off the coast of Georgia using the command and control system in Aguadilla. This was the first live mission controlled at 141st ACS since 1997. Throug hout 2015, the 117th s u p p o r t e d t h r e e m a j o r a i r- t o air training exercises off the coast of Georgia for the Savannah Air

Dominance Center. During the two Sentry Savannah exercises and the Atlantic Spear/Boar’s Nest exercise, the 117th provided identification and control of all military aircraft, which at times reached 60 aircraft. The controllers also managed air-to-air refueling operations to extend fighter aircraft operational time. The 117th was also acknowledged for its community efforts in 2015, receiving recognition for its “top five participation” in the Combined Federal Campaign with a 100 percent contribution rate.

seven others are currently deployed in the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) AOR in support of Operation Octave Shield, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. Seven additional members are scheduled to deploy in the coming months to AFRICOM. . The 165th ASOS deployed to Fort Picket, Va. and Camp Atterbury Ind. in support of the 29th Infantry Division, Vi rg i n i a A r my Nat i on a l Gu ard Command Post Exercise and War Fighter Exercise respectively. Members of the 165th ASOS provided a Joint Terminal Attack Coordinator (JTAC) Instructor for a NATO CAS event in Latvia, served in a National Guard Bureau proof of concept demonstration for training with contracted air support aircraft, conducted 322 hours of simulator training, 40 of which was dedicated to active duty units, instructed and evaluated Joint Fires Observers (JFO) for the 48th Infantry Battalion Combat Team, Georgia

Army National Guard, completed training for eight graduates of the JTAC Qualification Course at Nellis Air Force Base and Germany, and graduated several members from the US Army Air Assault Course, Ft Benning, Ga. The 165th ASOS sto o d up a fully operational Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS) program with 14 members fully qualified as SUAS operators. The 165th ASOS SUAS program is the largest SUAS program of conventional ASOS units in the active duty Air Force and Air National Guard.

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224th Joint Communications Squadron The 224th Joint Communications Support Squadron (JCSS) provides communications support as directed by the United States Transportation Command, Air Force Mobility and the Georgia Department of Defense. To meet this expansive mission requirement, the Joint Communications Support Element maintains a professional force of trained, rapidly deployable communications experts who possess only the latest network and telecommunications skills. Our diverse and flexible organization comprises both active and reserve component forces, - including three ac t ive dut y s qu adrons, t wo Air National Guard squadrons, and one

283rd Combat Communications Squadron

Georgia Air National Guard’s 283rd C ombat C ommunications Squadron has 123 assigned personnel, 100 traditional and 23 full-time. Its mission is to provide deployable cyber capabilities supporting joint forces and the state missions as directed by the Adjutant General to provide personnel and equipment to protect life and property, preserve the peace, order and safety of the general public. The unit possesses state-ofthe-art communications equipment with multi-skilled Airmen who are functional communications experts with the ability to facilitate rapid deployment of scalable information systems supporting Command and Control (C2), Intelligence Surveillance a n d R e c o n n a i s s a n c e ( I SR ) a n d Information Operations (IO). The 283rd CB CS provided

Army Reserve squadron. We are the model of the total force and our units routinely exercise and deploy together, making for an effective team capable of accommodating a wide range of mission options and tasks. During the year, the 224th JCSS supported two on going missions simultaneously. In the United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), the 224th JCSS stationed seven Airmen aboard the USS Comfort for a six month mission to 15 Central and South American countries. A n ot h e r s i x m ont h m i s s i on w a s to Q at ar an d A f g h an i s t an , supporting Joint Forces with the premier communications to warfighters supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Most of these personnel operate out of the most austere locations and provide tools to gather intelligence. Twenty three members of the 224th JCSS operated a forward headquarters at Al Udeid

Air Base, Qatar, for JCSE, as well as being embedded in over a half dozen locations providing the cutting edge technology in communications. This was the twelfth rotation for the 224th JCSS in the past 10 years. The y cont inue to live up to their motto, “First Voice of the Total Force.” Their actions in 2012 resulted in recommendations for 35 federal decorations, ranging from the Bronze Star to the Humanitarian Service Medal.

communications capabilities during the Sentry Savannah 15-2 exercise at the Air Dominance Center, Savannah, Ga., May 10, 2015. During the exercise the 283rd CBCS provided secure data and voice services to the 117th Air Control Squadron Air Battle Element. The 283rd Combat Communications Squadron deployed the Joint Incident Site Communications Capability (JISCC) to support the FEMA Region IV Homeland Response Force (HRF) in Vigilant Guard 2015. Vigilant Guard is a series of federally funded disasterresponse drills conducted by National Guard units working with federal, state and local emergency management agencies and first responders. The Squadron provided communications to support military, federal, state and local emergency management services as part of the exercise. The JISCC allowed responders to coordinate with each other locally as well as other command and control elements statewide. The 283rd CBCS deployed 12 personnel in support of Black Dart 2015, a joint collaborative exercise

to assess DoD, Inter-agency and Industry counter - unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) capabilities. The team deployed, managed and maintained over 200 communications, assets c on ne c t i ng ove r 7 5 0 p e rs on nel across 40 sites, supporting 74 UAS sorties and 60 manned sorties. The 283rd is the “go-to” engineering and implementation organization for this Joint Chiefs of Staff level event. The 283rd CBCS prides itself on earning its 7th Air Force Outstanding Unit Award in 2015. The accomplishment is a huge tribute to the men and women who serve under the organization’s flag.

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139th Intelligence Squadron The primary mission of the 139th Intelligence Squadron (IS) is to execute cryptologic intelligence operations to satisfy strategic, operational and tactical intelligence requirements of national decision makers, combatant commands, combat operations, plans and forces. Additionally, the 139th IS has the state mission to provide a trained and equipped force to assist the citizens of Georgia in times of emergency. The 45-member intelligence squadron employs 38 traditional and seven full-time Guardsmen. The unit fits the total force initiative

“classic associate” squadron model of t he Air Force by work ing alongside the Active Duty’s 480th Intelligence, Sur veillance, and Reconnaissance Group at Fort Gordon. The 139th IS is tasked to support multiple USAF missions, with most personnel assigned t o t h e D i s t r i but e d C om m on Ground System. Following its 2008 standup as 116th Air Control Wing Detachment-1, the 139th IS was federally recognized as a USAF Squadron in 2010, and also declared initial operational capability in 2010. The 139t h IS continued a substantial operational mission tempo in 2015, with 20 percent of the operational force activated to support active duty USAF and national intelligence missions at NSA/CSS Georgia. One member ser ved the state’s counterdrug program for a fulltime tour as well. The 139th IS was recognized

and awarded its first Meritorious Unit Award, for the period June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015. This achievement follows receipt of three consecutive Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards. The 139th IS continues to support the Adjutant General and Georgia Department of Defense staff in their efforts with the State Partnership Program with the country of Georgia through diplomatic, informational, military, and economic summary.

202nd Engineering Installation Squadron The 202nd Engineering Installation Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard, located at Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins Ga. consists of 109 personnel, 98 traditional guardsman and 11 full-time. The engineering, installation, removal, relocation, repair and serviceability of sophisticated command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems at Air Force installations worldwide is the responsibility of the citizen airmen of the 202nd Engineering Installation Squadron. The unit also has state missions as directed by the Adjutant General to provide disaster relief in support of the Georgia Department of Defense,

federal and civil communications facilities and assists state authorities during emergencies by providing onsite fixed ground communications engineering and damage assessment services to include; reconstitution, and restoration of fixed ground voice and data communications systems including but not limited to antenna and both fiber and copper cable infrastructure. The 202nd completed 1640 mandays in support of nine Air National Guard Engineering Installation (EI) projects, 712 man-days in support of Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), 151 man-days in support of other Title 10 (Active Duty) EI projects and 1,041 man-days attending formal

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schools. The men and women of the 202nd are highly skilled technicians whose day to day mission is specializing in communications support for six Air National Guard Wings, one Numbered Air Force, one Air Dominance Center and 21 geographically separated units in the southeast region of the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This exceptional team ensures the squadron lives up to its motto: “Global Technicians, Anytime Anywhere.”


The Air Dominance Center

The Joint Air Dominance Center, for merly k now n as t he C omb at Readiness Training Center, is in the process of evolving the organization to match its unique and primary mission focus on both 4th and 5th generation fighter training and integration. As part of a national level transformation of the CRTC enterprise, the JADC takes full advantage of one of the nation’s largest training airspace, highest density of fighter squadrons (33 units within 400 miles), and the nearby basing of over 40 percent of the nation’s 5th generation fighters, to create a program recently named by the USAF Air Combat Command Vice Commander and their Director of Operations as the “premier fighter integration training center in the continental U.S.” A concept created by fighter pilots for fighter pilots, Sentry Savannah, the quarterly large force exercise hosted by the JADC, draws fighter units and support assets from all over the world to attend an exercise focused on the development and execution of tactics countering antiaccess and area denial concepts of nearpeer foes.

VISION: By 2018, the JADC and the Sentry Savannah enterprise will be self-sustained, programmed, and budgeted as an Air National Guard joint training program with Joint National Training Capability accreditation. This will provide the stability the program needs to allow units the ability to forecast participation and JADC ability to advertise and manage participation. MISSION: Provide an environment whereby JADC participants, in a fully integrated cross-domain joint concept, that can train to exploit the unique characteristics of air, space, maritime and cyberspace to deliver dominance across a vast range of operational environments. OBJECTIVE: Offer a cost effective solution for 4th and 5th generation fighter integration; provide training participants a high fidelity debrief regardless of geographic location; seamless integration of visiting units with local airspace, ranges, and adversary coordination. In 2015, the JADC continued the successful execution of the Sentry Savannah enterprise hosting three large force, regional, joint exercises. Each 17 day Sentry Savannah witnessed the consolidation of over 40 4th and 5th generation fighters from the half dozen USAF, ANG, USN, and USMC units executing 750 combat training sorties. The various mission sets supported by these Airmen, Marines, and Sailors, the millions of gallons of JP-8 fuel

serviced, thousands of tons of cargo moved, munitions expended, meals fed, personnel billeted and sorties flown, represented more of a weight of effort than the annual execution schedule of the three other CRTCs (Michigan, Mississippi, Wisconsin) combined. The value of assets on the JADC ramp during each Sentry Savannah exceeded $6 billion, proudly with zero safety incidents. Additionally, the JADC hosted a half dozen other large force exercises training aviation packages focusing on air-to-ground operations tasked to combatant commanders across the globe. Beyond direct aviation support, the JADC hosted the National Guard Bureau’s National Guard Diversity C on fe re n c e att e n d e d by s e n i or leaders representing the 54 states and territories, Logistics Readiness Un i v e r s i t y, N G B C o u n t e r d r u g training courses, and an array of deployed units benefit from the unique aspects of the training center. All the accomplishments of the JADC could not have been possible without the support of 165th Airlift Wing, and its geographically separated units, vital elements to the Team Savannah concept and the successes of the JADC.

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Georgia State Defense Force

Brig. Gen. Tom Danielson Commanding General Georgia State Defense Force

The Georgia State Defense Force (GSDF) consists of more than 560 volunteers headquartered at 1000 Halsey Avenue, Building 30 and trains at Georgia federal military bases and in local armories across the state. Many of the GSDF units are embedded with local Georgia National Guard units. GSDF is comprised of search and rescue, administrative, medical, legal and training support units. GSDF is organized into five major subordinate commands: 1st Brigade, headquartered in Marietta; 4th Brigade, headquartered in Douglas; 5th Brigade headquartered in Macon; 76th Support Brigade, headquartered in Smyrna and Training and Doctrines Command headquartered at the Clay National Guard Center (CNGC). The three line brigades areas of responsibilities correspond with the GEMA regions.

The 76th Support Brigade supports the GSDF medical, communications and force protection needs. TRADOC operates the GSDF professional military education and specialty schools and is a force multiplier for operations. The GSDF has units embedded with the 1177th Transportation Company, LaGrange, the Headquarters Company 2-121 Infantry, Forsyth, Company A 2-121st 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 78th Aviation Troop Command, Ga. Army National Guard and the 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade. Our ongoing Support missions include: Employer Support of Guard an Reserve, Cobb Honorary Commanders Association, state historians, Youth ChalleNGe Academy, funeral honor Guard Support and Freedom Calls Memorial. When ordered by the Adjutant General, the GSDF provides an organized, trained, disciplined rapid-response, uniformed force. GSDF volunteers respond to emergency situations as defined by the Adjutant General and the Governor, and assist local authorities where such missions do not conflict, as authorized under the Official Code of Georgia, Title 38. In 2015, the GSDF met its mission requirements by providing over 3,570 mission man days in more than 150 missions in addition to normal drill, professional military education schools and specialty training. GSDF supported the

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warfight by providing opposition forces for training at Fort Stewart/ Hunter Army Airfield, Fort Benning, Ga. and CNGC. The GSDF supported the communities of Georgia with 581 man days supporting local activities including color guards, parades, festivals and air shows. In supporting domestic operations, the GSDF logged 115 mandays on defense support to civil authority, missions for the Georgia Emergency Management Agency. Other mission activities supporting the Ga. National Guard included monthly training assistance with local armories, assisting with medical evaluations and training, liason offier support for the Joint Operations Center and State Operations Center, Chaplain support, Vigilant Guard 2015 and GEMA and DoD disaster preparedness exercises and training. The GSDF mission essential task list includes area control, land navigation, communication, first aid/CPR, traffic control/ crowd control, basic public affairs, patrolling, disaster relief support, SAR Operations, military operations, anti-Terrorism and LNO Operations. The GSDF focuses training to ensure continued preparedness to meet all missions, quality strength and logistics excellence. These accomplishments set the conditions for the GSDF to continually be in a position of strength to ensure a viable volunteer response force.


Georgia State Defense Force volunteers practice unloading an aircraft and carrying patients to a treatment site during annual training.

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Joint Staff

Brig. Gen. John King Director Joint Staff

The Georgia Department of Defense Joint Staff is responsible for the strategic management, leadership and direction of the Ga. DoD, which includes the Georiga Army National Guard, the Georgia Air National Guard and the Georgia State Defense Force. The purpose of the Joint Staff is to provide the Adjutant General with time-sensitive intelligence and information relative to issues within Georgia, the United States and the world. This information may come from National Guard Bureau, U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) located in Colorado Springs, Colo. or other state or federal government agencies. Information collection and analysis is accomplished

through the Joint Operations Center located at Clay National Guard Center, Marietta, Ga. Communications are monitored 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week by the JOC to receive and process all information relevant to the successful operation of the Georgia Department of Defense. While the primary mission of the Joint Staff is to support defense support of civil authorities, homeland security, and homeland defense missions, it provides leadership in several other areas. The Joint Staff also has oversight of the Ga. DoD Strategic Management Office, and the State Partnership Program. The Strategic Management Office advises the Adjutant General on matters relating to organizational self-improvement. This office uses several programs throughout the year such as the Army Performance Improvement Criteria, Army Communities of Excellence, the

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Malcom Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence, and the Managers’ Internal Control Program to continually improve the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes in the organization. The State Partnership Program provides unique partnership capacity building capabilities to combatant commanders and U.S. ambassadors through partnerships between U.S. States, Territories and the District of Columbia and foreign countries. The SPP supports U.S. national interests and security cooperation goals by engaging partner nations via military, sociopolitical and economic conduits at the local, state and national level. The state of Georgia’s partner nation is the country of Georgia. This partnership observed its 21st year anniversary in 2015 and is one of the first SPP partnerships established in the program. The Ga. DoD routinely conducts several training events in the State of Georgia and Country of Georgia throughout the year as part of the SPP mission.

The Georgia National Guard’s Joint Force Headquarters located on the Clay National Guard Center.


Sergeant 1st Class Darryl Waters briefed members of the Georgia Army National Guard inside the Joint Operations Center during the 6-8 Nov. winter storm exercise.

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Defense Support of Civil Authorities Continuous training helps the Georgia National Guard stay at the forefront of emerging initiatives in emergency preparedness. In March 2015, Guardsmen participated in the 2015 All Hazards Coordination Workshop in New Orleans, hosted by the Louisiana National Guard and National Guard Bureau. This conference allowed all domestic operations officers from the National Guard’s 54 states and territories to synchronize efforts in their plans, preparations and exercises in order to ensure the National Guard is always ready. The Ga. DoD also sends representatives to GEMA’s Emergency Managers Association Group meetings and their seasonal preparedness meetings at the State Operations Center. The Ga DoD continually develops and refines our written emergency operations plans by conducting joint planning group meetings with the Army, Air and joint staff bimonthly and by conducting exercises to validate our plans. We work with other agencies, both state and federal, in order to share, discuss, and conduct parallel planning for a unified response. The most effective way to remain prepared for natural or manmade disasters is to conduct exercises. The Ga. DoD participated in multiple emergency response exercises throughout 2015. These exercises included both internal and external training opportunities involving both state and federal agencies on numerous occasions. We again participated in the Chatham County Emergency Management Agency Annual Hurricane Workshop and GEMA’s Hurricane Exercise. To continue furthering our cyber readiness, the Ga. DoD participated in both Cyber Prelude and Cyber Guard exercises hosted by the FBI

in June and employed its Cyber Protection Team. This event included cyber-simulations with multiple state and federal agencies. The exercises were staged out of multiple locations and Georgia Guardsmen traveled to FBI headquarters in Quantico, Va. and The Army Cyber School of Excellence at Fort Gordon. The state joint operations center conducted an internal exercise during that event for consequence management. In preparation for the GEMA led winter storm state-wide exercise, Ga. DoD conducted an organization-wide collective Winter Storm JOC exercise in October. More than 125 Ga. DoD employees were involved at the Army, Air, State Defense Force, joint, state, and special staff levels. During 2015, the Ga. DoD provided defense support of civil authorities for state emergencies. In February, as potentially severe winter weather approached the state, the Ga. DoD prepared for response. Although not activated, Ga. DoD maintained watch with liaisons assigned to GEMA’s State Operations Center. The Guard stood ready to provide food, water, and blankets to stranded motorists if needed and Georgia Guard armories were identified to serve as warming shelters and staging areas for emergency and first responder activities. The Guard also stood ready to provide aviation support to the Governor’s office, and logistical assets for our interagency partners. The 201st Regional Support Group’s Region IV Homeland Response Force participated in South Carolina’s Vigilant Guard 2015 resulting in increased cross-state coordination and the South Carolina Annex completion to the Regional Response Plan. The HRF also participated in the Ebola response for all three of the Atlanta bound patients resulting in multiple layers of decontamination response. The HRF augmented the Georgia Search and Rescue Team #1 integrating and reducing workloads by 50 percent. The 78th Aviation Troop Command also participated in

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Vigilant Guard providing four aircraft and crews in support of the exercise. Whether conducting fire suppression training with the Georgia Forestry Commission, providing search and rescue and damage assessment capabilities during hurricane exercises or supporting the Georgia State Patrol with aerial insertion and extraction missions, the aviators of the 78th ATC supported state and local agencies throughout the year. The 4th Civil Support Team, of the 201st Regional Support Group, conducted multiple real world response missions in support of GBI/ FBI operations while also conducting stand by missions for large-draw events throughout the state. The 4th CST is actively involved with national level interagency operations with organizations such as the CDC, Department of Energy’s Office of Secure Transportation, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Association of Public Health Laboratories, and the national laboratories at Oak Ridge and Idaho. The 116th Air Control Wing’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team provided military munitions support per its regional ordnance response plan throughout 2015. Based on its mutual aid agreements with Savannah International Airport, the 165th Air Wing responded to numerous requests for additional firefighting assistance throughout the year. As a force-multiplying addition to the Ga. DoD, the State Defense Force continued to train in search and rescue operations with state interagency partners providing an additional augmentation force for the Ga. DoD when needed.


Engineers from the Georgia Army National Guard’s Swainsboro-based 810th Engineer Company load sandbags with the assistance of Georgia State Defense Force Volunteers. The Guardsmen are filling 9,000 sand bags to aid South Carolina in flood prevention from Hurricane Joaquin.

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4th WMD Civil Support Team

The 22 personnel of the 4th Weapons of Mass Destruction- Civil Support Team (WMD-CST) provide support of civil authorities at domestic chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) incident sites by identifying and assessing hazards. They also advise civil authorities and facilitate the arrival of follow-on militar y forces during emergencies and incidents of WMD terrorism, intentional or unintentional release of CBRN materials, and natural or man-made disasters. The 4th WMD-CST is comprised of full-time Army and Air National Guard personnel. The specialty vehicles organic to the WMD-CST include a command vehicle, operations trailer and a unified command vehicle which provides a broad spectrum of secure communications capabilities. Additionally, the team can deploy with an analytical laboratory system vehicle containing a full suite of analysis equipment to support the characterization of the hazards. The 4th WMD-CST was one of the first ten WMD-CSTs and was established and validated by the U.S. Department

of Defense in October 2001. The 4th WMD-CST is extremely active in the community, consistently ranking in the top 5 most active teams in the nation, and 2015 has been no different. In conjunction with numerous federal, state, and local interagency partners, the 4th WMDCST worked diligently to help reduce WMD threat vulnerabilities in the state of Georgia. The team was active across the state and region in 2015. The unit provided technical assistance for the United States Public Health Service during the transfer of Ebola patients to the U.S, the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Ser vice mail screening program for U.S. embassies worldwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s B i o t e r r o r i s m r ap i d R e s p o n s e a n d Advanced Technology Laboratory Lab team, the state’s Avian Influenza Initiative, and participated in the defense support of civil authorities mission for the Boston Marathon. The 4th WMD-CST also provided technical support to numerous large scale public events. High-draw events such as the Southeastern Conference bowl game, the NASCAR race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the Peachtree Road Race, and numerous other professional and collegiate sporting events received unit expertise. The 4th WMD-CST also supported the

Georgia National Fair, concerts, 4th of July activities across the Atlanta metro area, and the second largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the U.S. with over 400,000 visitors in the commercial port city of Savannah, Ga. 2015 was also a year dedicated to multi threat response training for the 4th as the unit participated in a joint training exercise with the U.S. Coast Guard’s Gulf Strike Team in Savannah with a focus on maritime transport of illicit radiological materials and port security. The unit also conducted joint response planning with the Department of Energy’s Office of Secure Transportation to establish a framework for operations in the event of an incident in Georgia. Additionally, the unit planned and facilitated a national level agricultural exercise in conjunction with the Bio Watch program to support the state’s agricultural sector during a biological event and is currently developing techniques, tactics and proceduress for Radiological Dispersal Devices in cooperation with Idaho National Laboratory’s Advanced Nuclear/ Radiological Search and Response Training Program, for the purpose of creating a response matrix at the national level. As we move into 2016, the 4th WMDCST stands ready to deploy 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to assist the state of Georgia and other Federal Emergency Management Agency Region IV states.

A member of the 4th Weapons of Mass Destruction, Civil Support Team, guides his team member as he stages their all terrain vehicle during a scenario at the Guardian Centers in Perry, Georgia.

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A member of the Marietta based 4th Weapons Mass Destruction, Civil Support Team, watches a teammate as he checks a member of the Guardian Centers for radiation during a scenario at the Guardian Centers in Perry, Ga.

A member of 4th Weapons of Mass Destruction, Civil Support Team, stands motionless as another team member scans his protective chemical suit for residual contamination during a training scenario at the Guardian Centers in Perry, Ga.

Two members from the Marietta based 4th Weapons of Mass Destruction, Civil Support Team, check specialized equipment used during a training scenario at the Guardian Centers in Perry, Ga. The Guardian Centers training facility is America’s premier 830-acre disaster preparedness and tactical training validation center.

Georgia National Guard 4th CST team members suited up to approach the radiological source and make entry into the building.

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Counterdrug Task Force The Georgia National Guard Counterdrug Task Force (Ga. NG CDTF) conducts full spectrum law enforcement support operations which bridge the gap between Department of Defense and civil authorities in the fight against illicit drugs and transnational organized criminal threats to the homeland. Members of the Ga. NG CDTF provide military support to local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and community based organizations in addition to their parent combatant commanders. The Ga. NG CDTF’s mission is to reduce the supply and demand for illegal drugs by fostering relationships and partnering with law enforcement and community organizations by providing unique military skills and resources. The Ga. NG CDTF is comprised of

more than 29 members of both the Georgia Army National Guard and Georgia Air National Guard, who assist law enforcement agencies specifically through illegal narcotic and property seizure operations, marijuana eradication missions, i n f o r m at i on a n a l y s i s , t re n d analysis, case support, aerial and ground reconnaissance, as well as providing narcotic interdiction courses. During the fiscal year 2015, the Ga. NG CDTF provided 14 training courses to various law enforcement agencies. This training is provided at no cost to law enforcement agencies and no cost to the Georgia taxpayers thanks to participation in the asset forfeiture program. During fiscal year 2015, the Ga. NG CDTF provided training to 608 law enforcement officers encompassing nearly 70 different law enforcement agencies and has saved those agencies nearly $400,000. The Ga. NG CDTF assisted in the seizure of $709,536,964 worth of drugs, $9,174,880 in

Staff Sgt. Lindsey Fowler, an engineer with the 877th Engineer Company completes demolition of a blighted home during Georgia Guard Counter Drug Task Force Operations.

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currency, $641,478 in property, and $11,995,000 in aircraft seizures. Notably, in one operation, 2,500 kilograms of cocaine, valued over $396 million dollars, was seized in a case worked by the Ga. NG CDTF in support of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Law Enforcement Assist ance Program (LEAP). Furthermore, the task force assisted in the seizure of nearly 11 pounds of methamphetamines in southeast Georgia, the largest recorded meth seizure to date in the state. Additionally, marijuana eradication efforts as part of the Governor’s Task Force for Drug Suppression in Fiscal Year 2015 resulted in the detection and destruction of over 69,000 plants valued in excess in $138 million. The Ga. NG CDTF continues to perform as one of the most successful National Guard Counter Drug Task Forces in the country assisting in more than $731 million in drug related seizures and the arrest of 1,648 drug related suspects in fiscal year 2015.


Public Affairs The State Public Affairs Office fulfills the Georgia Department of Defense‘s obligation to engage the public, key stakeholders and the military community in order to inform internal and external audiences. The Public Affairs Office also provides valued community relations services in order to set conditions for enhanced situational awareness of Ga. DoD activities, capabilities and to garner support for Ga. DoD strategic goals. With the ongoing sequestration and military budget cuts affecting the Ga. DoD’s ability to conduct operations, the State Public Affairs Office concentrated on utilizing social media to continue to tell the story of the Ga. DoD. Maximizing the outreach potential of social media, the Ga. DoD was able to effectively inform and influence the public and connect them to our service members and their Guard mission. This includes our

social media efforts through the Ga. DoD website: www.ga.ng. mil, FaceB ook:www.facebook. com/GeorgiaGuard,Twitter: www. m o b i l e . t w i t t e r. c o m / h a s ht a g / GaNationalGuard, Georgia Guardsman online magazine: www. issuu.com/georgiaguard and photo sets located at www.flickr.com/ photos/ganatlguard. In addition, the Public Affairs Of f ice manages the Ga. DoD speaker’s bureau program which provides speeches, briefings and video products to be utilized by units at every level. The success of this program is evident by over 90 formal speaking engagements conducted annually in March as part of podium week. Through this effort, our units engage and inform their local communities. Always seeking opportunities to tell the Georgia Guard story, the Public Affairs Office and subordinate PAO staff sections covered numerous events, highlighting the professionalism and efforts of our Guardsmen. From our cyber defense initiatives

with state and federal agencies to our involvement with the Country of Georgia military, the Georgia Guard story of relevance both at home and abroad was messaged to internal and external audiences. Coverage of the Ga. DoD’s Counter Drug Task Force actions with local and state law enforcement agencies demonstrated the sincere desire by our organization and its service memb ers to make their lo cal communities better. In an addit iona l ef for t to provide support back to our local communities, the State Public A f f ai r s c om mu n it y out re a c h program coordinated the military support of more than 100 events for the year. Ensuring maximum accomplishment of community event support requests endeared Ga. DoD units to the local communities surrounding their armories. This outreach program continues to ensure our units are fully integrated into their local community a n d t h e re i s a n e s t a b l i s h e d , mutually-beneficial, and enduring relationship.

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Cyber Security T h e G e org i a A r my Nat i on a l Guard’s operational partnerships with other government agencies, as well as other private and public civilian organizations, are critical to improving our ability to assist the Governor of Georgia with the protection of our communities and infrastructure. A key developing mission for the Georgia Guard is cyber protection. In early 2015, the Georgia Guard was selected to host one of the first three cyber protection teams (CPTs) in the nation. Selected from among 32 nomination packets, representing 45 states, territories and the District of Columbia, The Georgia Guard activated its CPT in the fall of 2015. California and Georgia were selected to host a CPT while the third CPT will be split between Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Seven additional CPTs will be stationed around the nation beginning in 2016 and culminating with the final CPTs in 2017. CPTs are staffed by Army National Guard Soldiers who train and operate on a traditional part-time basis; however, the CPT can be mobilized for federal service in the event that additional assets are required by Army Cy ber C ommand. The Governor of Georgia will also be able to call upon CPT expertise to provide cyber protection on government networks. The Georgia National Guard set the conditions for the assignment of a CPT through an aggressive 24-month series of cyber exercises beginning with Cyber Guard 13-1. This exercise involved a simulated response to an incident on critical infrastructure. The Georgia Guard sent four cyber security experts to assist with exercise planning and supported U.S. Cyber command in building the exercise scenario requirements. Georgia also provided a fully manned defense connect online blue team of 12 personnel that participated in the exercise at the

National Security Agency, Md. from July 13 to 26, 2013. In September, 2013, The Georgia Guard sent an evaluation team of cyber experts to Cyber Shield 13-1 Exercise at Camp Robinson, Ark. From September 9 to 20, 2013, the exercise revolved around a response to a simulated cyber incident on a DoD network. The Georgia Guard hosted Regionwide Industry Cyber Table Top Exercise at the Clay National Guard Center in partnership with the Technology Association of Georgia in February 2014. The Guard provided operations, signal, and intelligence personnel that assisted with planning and participated as role players in the exercise. Guard cyber personnel partnered with local, state and federal law enforcement as wel l as c om me rc i a l i ndust r y security partners from throughout the southeast to conduct simulated cyber incident response on a fictional logistics distribution company. In this capacity, the Guard provided signal and intelligence cyber experts as participants and role players for the exercise. A “notional” DoD cyber protection team was formed in order to advise and assist the chief information security officer of the logistics distribution company. The team liaised with state and federal law enforcement cyber response teams to provide them with digital evidence of the cyber attack. Cy b e r S h i e l d 1 4 - 1 E x e rc i s e , conducted April 25 to May 4, 2014 involved a response to a simulated cyber incident on a DoD network. The exercise was conducted remotely from home station at Georgia Technology Research Institute (GTRI), Atlanta. The Georgia Guard assisted the National Guard Bureau operations training to plan the cyber simulation range enclave(s). The Guard successfully executed remote cyber exercise operations from GTRI’s Secure Collaboration and Visualization Environment (SCoVE) and Conference Center. The results of the exercise validated remote cyber operations opportunities for the future

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collaborative cyber training events. In June, 2014, Fort Gordon hosted Cyber City Event and Ga. Guard cyber Soldiers were selected to lead the National Guard team at this exercise. Cyber City is a miniature model city that is used for training cyber warriors to protect and defend critical infrastructure. Cyber teams from the Army, Air Force and Navy participated in the event. The National Guard team’s performance was noted in a July 2014 article in the Army Times. The G eorgia National Guard dispatched a team of 13 Soldiers, Airmen and state partners from the Georgia Technology Authority and Georgia Bureau of Investigation to Fort Gordon for Cyber Guard 14-1 Exercise later in June 2014. The Guardsmen conducted a simulated response to a cyber incident on critical infrastructure. The team responded under a dual-status command, with augmentation from the Army Reserve Cyber Operations Group. Georgia also fielded two Soldiers for the military intelligence fusion cell led by the FBI, and supported the exercise with a 20-Soldier team that established and operated the Trojan Spirit/Mobile Tactical Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (TSCIF). In the years to come, the Georgia Guard CPT will be at the forefront of our defense against the emerging cyber threat.


Corps of Engineers and the Center State Partnership States for Excellence in disaster preparedness be structured to facilitate plan Program with the will improvements. The State Partnership Program Country of Georgia continued to focus on working with the

In 2015, the State Partnership Program (SPP) between the state of Georgia and the Country of Georgia continued to prosper. As the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan continues, the Georgian Armed Forces remain as the second largest contributor of forces behind only the United States. This is a mission that was just extended by the President of the United States for U.S. forces, and the Georgians immediately agreed to continue providing support at their current deployment levels. During this year, Georgia also suffered a massive flood in Tbilisi in which troops from their National Guard, active component and other ministries responded by using their national crisis action plan. In and of itself, the flooding was devastating but employing the country’s crisis action plan in a real-world scenario gave a true picture of where the plan worked and where there were opportunities to make improvements. This event is fueling how further SPP events in conjunction with the United

military police in their restructuring to become a deployable military police force along the lines of the U.S. doctrinal military police structure and functions. This year, the program was able to further the efforts of the Georgian Air and Air Defense Command on both the rotary wing and fixed wing sides. Both Georgia Army and Air National Guard personnel coordinated with U.S. Air Forces in Europe to conduct events with the Georgians to identify opportunities to improve in the face of very restricted budgets. This was also the first year family readiness group programs were introduced to the Georgians. This was a direct tie-in to the Georgian’s efforts with their Wounded Warrior programs, but also a tie to how family assistance/ integration can be done for deploying soldiers. The Inspector General function was also an area of great accomplishment in fiscal year 2015. The program was able to conduct both an in-country event and an event in the U.S. When the IG team

was in Atlanta, they were able to walk through an inspection program for a unit and conducting a mock inspection. Lastly, the SPP has been very successful this year in building new and strengthening old relationships with key leaders in Georgia. The Adjutant General was invited to attend the Independence Day celebration with the Georgian Ambassador to the U.S. and the Georgia Defense and Security Conference in Tbilisi by the Minister of Defense Through our participation in exercises like Noble Partner and Didgori, the State Partnership Program continues to expand both the SPP pure engagements as well as the SPPleveraged opportunities to advance the U.S. interests in a more secure, stable and capable partner in the region.

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Youth ChalleNGe Academy The Georgia National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program (GaYCP) gives 16-18 year old high school dropouts a second chance. The GaYCP, with outstanding support from the governor and the state legislature, conducts a 22-week residential, quasi-military structured program that emphasizes academic excellence, job skills training, responsible citizenship, service to community, life coping skills, leadership and followership, and health, hygiene and physical fitness. The Ga Youth Challenge Program operates two Youth ChalleNGe Academies (YCA) at Fort Stewart and Fort Gordon that graduate approximately 800 cadets a year. With an investment of $6 million dollars, the Georgia National Guard is working to open its third academy in Milledgeville. Once completed, Georgia will be one of only two states with 3 academies and will graduate about 1,200 cadets a year by 2017. The GaYCP has operated since 1993 and is only the third program in the country to have graduated

over 13,000 at-risk youth into the work force, higher education, or the military. This number represents 10 percent of the YCA graduates for the entire country and Georgia will begin to contribute more in 2016 with the opening of the Milledgeville academy. The academies focus on 16-18 year olds who have dropped out of high school or are in danger of not graduating. Candidates who become residential cadets enter a challenging and intensive 22-week quasi-military structured program. Cadets receive training and education on military discipline and structure, civic responsibility, and citizenship. They also conduct physical training exercises and attend classes in an effort to complete a general educational development (GED) certificate or a high school diploma. Additionally, job training opportunities exists with Job Corps, a Science Technology, Eng ine er ing , Ar ts, and Mat h (STEAM) training program, and a new U.S. Department of Labor funded Job Challenge program for recent graduates.

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Upon graduation cadets continue with a yearlong second phase of the program. Cadets are paired with an adult mentor who works with the cadet in meeting their postresidential goals. During this year, over 55 percent of cadets entered the workforce, 40 percent continued with their education, and about two percent make the military their career choice. YCA graduates continue their education at numerous institutions such as Emory University, Georgia Military College, Savannah Technical College, Georgia Perimeter College, G eorgia S outhern University, Gwinnett Technical College, and Coastal Georgia College, to name just a few. Several YCA graduates have gone on to careers in the medical field, law enforcement, the military, academia, performing arts, and the legal profession. Overall, the GaYCP provides added value to local communities. The YCP produces thousands of productive citizens, provides over a million dollars’ of local community service, and generates a 166 percent return on investment, as determined by a 2012 Rand study.


Cadets of the Georgia National Guard’s Youth ChalleNGe Academy join Georgia Army National Guardsmen from Fort Gordon and Swainsboro to fill 9,000 sand bags in preparation for possible flood conditions Nearly 40 volunteers of the Georgia State Defense force were also on hand to assist.

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STARBASE The Georgia Department of Defense’s Peach State STARBASE program seeks to raise the interest and ability of at-risk elementary-age youth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. This program exposes students and their teachers to real world applications of STEM disciplines t h rou g h e x p e r i e nt i a l l e ar n i ng , simulations, and application exercises, primarily centered on principles of engineering design processes. The program also emphasizes real-world applications of group communications and cooperative learning skills,

while providing a dynamic learning environment to help motivate the students to stay in and engage further with their own schools. G e org ia’s STARBASE s er ves approximately 900 nine to 11 year old fifth graders in over 35 on-base academies annually, providing a fast paced, 25-contact hours course of instruction that results in quantifiable improvement in student STEM testing scores. In addition, over 150 other fifth graders participate in ongoing yearlong STARBASE programs established to date in five public schools. Pre and post-testing demonstrates the effectiveness of the STARBASE program, with a measured increase of 71 percent in gained and retained

122nd Regional Training Institute The 122nd Regiment Regional Training Institute (RTI) Center of Excellence is located on Clay National Gu a rd C e nt e r i n Ma r i e t t a a n d commanded by Col. Catherine Tait. The organization provides regionalized combat arms, leadership, military occupational specialty, additional skill identifier, noncommissioned officer education system and general studies training for the Army National Guard,

Language Training Center The Georgia National Guard Language Training Center (Ga. LTC) opened its doors in June of 2010 and was quickly recognized as the premier east coast facility for linguist training. This cost effective facility boasts four large classrooms equipped with full multimedia instructional systems, a well-equipped language library, and a certified Army Personnel Testing (APT) test site. As part of a national partnership

knowledge averaged over the past four years. While at STARBASE, students participate in challenging activities re l at e d t o av i at i on a n d ST E M careers, building on their classroom instruction. They interact with military personnel and see application of their academic studies in real world situations at the Clay National Guard Center and Dobbins Air Reserve Base. This program provides students with stimulating instructional and inspirational experiences in cutting edge and emerging technologies, while simultaneously exposing them to the technological environments and positive role models found within the Georgia National Guard.

United States Army Reser ve and the active component of the United States Department of Defense. The RTI conducted 51 different courses and over 21,060 t raining hours for military occupational skill and additional skill identifier training, which resulted in 911 graduates in fiscal year 2015. The RTI plans and programs training within its region based on requirements identified by the individual training branch, the Army

program for individual training and the training requirements arbitration plan. Ultimately the 122nd trains and educates the region’s all-volunteer forces in order to be technically current and tactically proficient as an expeditionary Army. The RTI te aches S oldiers to op e r at e i n a j oi nt - i nt e r a ge n c y, intergovernmental and multinational environment and to conduct full spectrum operations in order to protect national security and national defense strategies domestically and abroad.

with the Defense Language Institute, the Ga. LTC’s primary mission is to provide refresher and sustainment courses to Guardsmen from across the nation, who learned a language as part of their military education. These courses enhance language proficiency and cultural awareness. In fiscal year 2010, the Ga. LTC conducted 13 of these classes and has grown to 32 classes in Fiscal Year 2015. The Ga. LTC trained 206 students for these classes in fiscal year 2015 which is 4,048 hours of training. The notoriety of the center and its excellent training has brought

students to the classes from all branches of the service, both active duty and the reserve. The Ga. LTC test site supported all branches and components as well by administering 340 Defense Language Aptitude tests (DLPT), 19 Defense Language Aptitude Battery tests (DLAB) and 53 Armed Forces Classification tests (AFCT). The Ga. LTC serves as a unique asset to the region and the nation as a whole as it is the only language training center on the east coast and the first of its kind for the National Guard.

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Educational Opportunities for Guardsmen Georgia National Guard members may qualify for Federal and State education benefits, such as: Federal Tuition Assistance: Soldiers utilize the GoArmyEd portal to request funds to pay for up to 16 semester hours per fiscal year, with a cap of $250 per hour. <https://www.goarmyed.com/>. GI Bill: The four chapters of this statutory entitlement are administered by the military services and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Guardsmen may receive up to 36 months in any one VA educational assistance program, or 48 months of combined benefits if eligible for two or more programs. Monthly rates

range from $368 to $1,789. <http://www. benefits.va.gov/gibill/>. GI Bill Kicker Incentive: An additional education payment to encourage Soldiers to enter into specific units or skills to meet and sustain ARNG readiness requirements. Enlisted, officer, and officer candidate incentives, each with specific criteria and rules, range from $200 to $350 per month. GA HERO Scholarship: Available to Guardsmen attending an approved in-state college who have deployed to a combat zone, or to the spouse or children of those Guardsmen. These scholarships can cover up to $2,000 per academic year, capped at

Georgia Military College Georgia Military College (GMC) is an accredited, liberal arts junior college open to high school graduates who are determined to earn a college degree. GMC serves students, with campuses located in Milledgeville, Augusta, Columbus, Fairburn, Madison, Warner Robins, Stone Mountain, Sandersville, Fayetteville, Dublin and Valdosta.

GMC also offers online programs. Students interested in the Corps of Cadets in Milledgeville may compete for one of 42 State Service Scholarships offered annually to Georgia Air or Army Guardsmen. This full two-year scholarship is valued at over $23,000 each year. GMC is one of only five schools in the nation to offer the early

University of North Georgia

institution and The Military College of Georgia, it is one of only six senior military colleges in the United States and its corps of cadets numbers more than 750 students. UNG offers more than 100 programs of study, and has many benefits for the Georgia Guardsmen on its campuses. Georgia military scholarships are awarded to several Georgia Army Guardsmen every year, offering a full-ride for four years including tuition, fees, books, meals, and housing. North Georgia also continues to improve its strategic language program offering languages such as Russian, Chinese,

The University of North Georgia (UNG), created via consolidation of North Georgia College & State University and Gainesville State C ollege, has four campuses - in Cumming, Dahlonega, Gainesville, and Oconee County - and a student population of about 16,000 students. UNG is the seventh-largest public university in Georgia. As a state designated leadership

$8,000. <https://www.gacollege411.org/>, search: HERO. GA HOPE Scholarship: Available to those Georgia residents attending an approved in-state college who have graduated from a Georgia high school or equivalent and demonstrate continued academic achievement. Award amounts vary and are designed to help cover the cost of tuition. <https://www. gacollege411.org/>, search: HOPE. For more resources, visit National Guard Education: <http://w w w. nationalguard.com/education> and the Georgia Student Finance Commission: <http://gsfc.georgia.gov/>.

commissioning program that leads to a commission as a second lieutenant in two years. Enlisted Guardsmen may participate in the simultaneous membership program while attending GMC. Qualified students may receive an ROTC Scholarship that covers tuition and books. Federal tuition assistance and Veterans Administration benefits are accepted.

Arabic, Japanese and Korean, among many other languages and romance languages, as academic majors or specialties. The schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guard Partnership Program allows enlisted Georgia Guardsmen to serve as ROTC cadets while still drilling with their National Guard units. Members of the program are simultaneous membership program cadets, and receive extra benefits, like an additional monthly stipend and elevated drill pay. Other programs like federal tuition assistance, VA benefits, and ROTC grants may also be available.

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Historical Roots Before there were United States, even before there were 13 colonies, there was the foundation of a National Guard on this continent. In the early 17th century, colonial life was hardscrabble. In addition to the constant threat of the elements, disease and starvation, early colonists faced danger from French incursions from the north and west, Spanish conquest from the south and competition for land and resources with indigenous peoples. Security forces were needed but, there were neither the funds nor manpower resources available to create a full-time military force to protect the fledgling civilian population. While England maintained a professional army, that force’s base of operations was more than 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean and was insufficient to defend the expanding colonies. To resolve the problem, the Massachusetts legislature ordered the establishment of militia companies to serve in three regiments in the towns around Boston. These militia companies were composed of citizens who would make themselves available as a ready response force. The

concept of the Citizen Soldier as an economical alternative to a standing army began with that declaration on Dec. 13, 1636, a concept that has equal relevance in the era of persistent conflict. Nearly a century would pass before Lord James Oglethorpe and a party of colonists sailed up the Savannah River to form the colony of Georgia. Oglethorpe was well familiar with the utility of the Citizen-Soldier, and would move swiftly to establish and train the Georgia Militia. It is not an exaggeration to say that the Georgia National Guard was founded with the first English footfalls upon the west bank of the Savannah River. The reasons for Georgia’s founding as a colony were strategic as well as economic. The colony served as a bulwark between the colonies to the north and Spanish and French interests to the south and west. Oglethorpe appreciated the need for a trained militia force and upon arriving in Savannah in 1732 he initiated the first muster of Georgia’s Citizen-Soldiers. Oglethorpe’s actions would prove prescient when, in 1742, a Spanish force sailed from St. Augustine Fla. to St. Simons Island with a force of more than 2,000 troops. To meet the coming threat, Oglethorpe had at his disposal regulars of the 42nd Regiment and the Scot Highlanders to bolster the ranks of his militia forces and indigenous volunteers. On July 7, 1742, Oglethorpe’s scouts sighted an isolated element of Spanish troops near Gully Hole Creek. Oglethorpe personally led an assault that inflicted 30 percent percent casualties on the Spanish, including their entire officer corps. In response, the Spanish landed 200 elite grenadiers who proceeded to march inland in a

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column formation. As they reached a marsh bordered by dense woods, the grenadiers took volley fire from Oglethorpe’s forces. Concealed by trees and gun smoke, Oglethorpe’s small force routed the numerically superior Spanish at Bloody Marsh. Stung by the two quick ripostes, the Spanish withdrew from St. Simons and would not again seriously contend for Georgian soil. Since the rattle of muskets echoed over that marsh on Saint Simons Island, the Georgia National Guard has been a ready and relevant presence in all of our nation’s conflicts. From the American Revolution and the War of 1812 to the great shattering of the American Civil War, volunteer militia units formed the backbone of our nation’s fighting force. In the 20th and 21st centuries, the Georgia Guard has played an increasingly pivotal role on the international stage while maintaining a vital state-side mission. From the era of the smoothbore musket, to the age of Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar Systems, the Guard’s capabilities have increased, but our key value remains the same. Like those Citizen-Soldiers of old who had one hand on the plow and one on the musket, our Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen live and work in our communities and are always prepared to leave home and hearth to protect that which we value.


Georgia’s Adjutant General Lineage Rank Name Appointment Date of relief Lt. Col. Lt. Col. Lt. Col. Lt. Col. Brig. Gen. Maj. Gen. Col. Col. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Maj. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Brig. Gen. Maj. Gen. Maj. Gen. Maj. Gen. Maj. Gen. Maj. Gen. Maj. Gen. Maj. Gen. Col. Maj. Gen. Lt. Gen. Maj. Gen. Maj. Gen. Brig. Gen.

Augustus C. G. Elholm Jonas Fauche Daniel Newnan John C. Easter Daniel Newnan Henry C. Wayne John B. Baird John A. Stephens John M. Kell Phil G. Byrd James W. Robertson Sampson W. Harris Andrew J. Scott William G. Obear J. Van Holt Nash Arthur McCollum J. Van Holt Nash Lewis C. Pope Charles M. Cox Homer C. Parker Charles M. Cox Lindley W. Camp John E. Stoddard Marion Williamson Sion B. Hawkins Clark Howell Samuel M. Griffin Alpha A. Fowler, Jr. Ernest Vandiver George J. Hearn Charlie F. Camp George J. Hearn Ernest Vandiver Joel B. Paris III Billy M. Jones Joseph W. Griffin Jerry D. Sanders William P. Bland David. B. Poythress William T. Nesbitt Jim B. Butterworth Joe F. Jarrard

Dec. 19, 1792 Feb. 20, 1796 Dec. 13, 1806 Nov. 13, 1817 Dec. 25, 1837 Dec, 12, 1860 Oct. 16, 1879 Nov. 6, 1882 Jan. 1, 1887 Oct. 11, 1900 Nov. 12, 1900 Dec. 1, 1903 July 2, 1907 Aug. 7, 1911 Jan. 1, 1913 Dec. 4, 1917 March 1, 1919 Oct. 28, 1922 July 2, 1923 June 28, 1927 July 1, 1932 Jan. 11, 1933 Jan. 12, 1937 Oct. 1, 1940 Jan. 14, 1941 Jan. 12, 1943 Sept 28. 1944 March 22, 1947 Nov. 17, 1948 June 21, 1954 July 10, 1957 Jan. 13, 1959 Jan. 12, 1971 Nov. 2, 1971 Jan. 14, 1975 Nov. 1, 1983 Jan. 15, 1991 April 1, 1991 July 1, 1999 Oct. 28, 2007 Sept. 30, 2011 Jan. 11, 2015

Jan. 15, 1795 Nov. 2, 1806 Nov. 10, 1817 Nov. 11, 1835 Dec. 22, 1840 May 10, 1865 Nov. 5, 1882 Dec. 31, 1886 Oct. 5, 1900 Nov. 11, 1900 Nov. 30, 1903 July 1, 1907 July 1, 1911 Dec. 31, 1912 Aug. 26, 1917 March 1, 1919 Oct. 20, 1922 June 30, 1923 June 27, 1927 June 30, 1932 Jan. 8, 1933 Jan. 12, 1937 Sept. 30, 1940 Jan. 14, 1941 Jan. 12, 1943 Sept. 28, 1944 March 22, 1947 Nov. 16, 1948 June 20, 1954 July 9, 1957 Jan. 12, 1959 Jan. 11, 1971 Nov. 1, 1971 Jan. 13, 1975 Oct. 31, 1983 Jan. 14, 1991 March 15, 1991 Jan. 31, 1999 Oct. 28, 2007 Sept. 30, 2011 Jan. 11, 2015 Present

The Boar’s Head Explained The boar’s head on the wreath depicted in the patch worn by Georgia National Guardsmen is an adaptation of the crest authorized by the National Guard for the state of Georgia, approved March 20, 1922. The wild boar symbolizes courage and ferocity. The boar’s head, which stems from the coat of arms of James Oglethorpe – founder of the Colony of Georgia – is also the emblem of hospitality. The red, white and blue colors are the official colors of Georgia.

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A Global Presence

On the ground and in the air, the Georgia National Guard has been a vital part of overseas combat operations contributing more than 18,000 Army and Air Guardsmen to the war fight since the opening months of the War on Terror. Among the Georgia Army National Guard units that supported operations in Afghanistan in 2015 were the 221st Military Intelligence Battalion, 139th Chaplain Detachment, 161st Military History Detachment and the 248th Medical Company. The Georgia Air National Guard has maintained a constant rate of deployment of personnel and resources since September 11, 2001. Throughout 2015, Air Guardsmen

deployed overseas in support of combatant commands and supported missions in the Pacific Rim and Africa. The Georgia Guard also supports overseas training missions designed to build good will and interoperability among partner nations. In 2015, infantrymen of the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team supported exercises in Germany and Canada. Soldiers of the 560th BFSB Georgia Guardsmen executed overseas training missions in African Countries and the 648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade and 78th Troop Command participated in exercises in South Korea. The 165th Air Support Operations Squadron provided a close air support instructor to Latvia In 2015, the Georgia National Guardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s State Partnership with

2015 Deployments at a Glance

Canada

Germany

the country of Georgia entered its 20th year. As part of the ongoing partnership, Georgia Guardsmen trained alongside Country of Georgia military and civil authorities during Exercise Noble Partner and Didgori 2015. The Georgia National Guardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s support for overseas contingency operations will continue in 2016 Georgia Army National Guard Aviation units are scheduled to deploy in support of overseas missions in Central Command along with Soldiers of the 165th Quartermaster Company. Missions of the Georgia Air National Guard will span the globe from the north Atlantic to the South Pacific as Airmen and aircraft support operations in Central Command, Africa Command and Pacific Command.

State Partnership - Georgia

Jordan

Afghanistan

South Korea

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Georgia National Guard Soldiers Fallen in Service Since 9/11 Rank Full Name Unit Date Country SFC SGT SGT SSG SSG SPC SSG SGT SGT SFC SGT SSG SGT SGT SPC SFC SGT SGT SGT SGT SGT SFC SPC SSG SGT SGT SSG SGT SSG SPC SPC MSG SSG MAJ SGT 1SG SGT SPC CPL SSG SGT SFC

Willoughby, Christopher Robert Pinkston, Foster Boles, Dennis Joel Gillican, Charles Crum Mercer, Chad Michael Brunson, Jacques Earl Fuller, Carl Ray Kinlow, James Ondra Thomas, John Frank Anderson, Victor Anthonio Haggin, Jonathon Christopher Jones, David Randall Shelley, Ronnie Lee Ganey, Jerry Lewis Gibbs, Mathew Vincent Warren, Charles Houghton Dingler, Joshua Paul Saylor, Paul Anthony Strickland, Thomas James Stokely, Michael James Draughn, George Ray Hollar, Robert Lee Grijavlva, James Merck, Dennis Paul Dodson, Philip Allan Futrell, Marcus Shawn Travis, Philip Lamar Maravillosa, Myla L. Edwards, Amos Collins Singletary, Channing Boone, Christopher Weaver, Davy Nathaniel Beale, John Curtis Jenrette, Kevin Michael Jordan, Jeffrey William Blair, John David Chavers, Brock Henry Johnson, Isaac Lee Morales, Raymundo Porras French IV, Alex Holmes, David Roberts Jr, Edgar N

Co H, 121st Infantry (LRSU) HSC, 878th Engineer Co C, 1st Bn, 171st Aviation Regiment Service Battery, 1-118 Field Artillery 2d Bn, 121st Infantry Regiment 2nd Bn, 121st Infantry Regiment 2nd Bn, 121st Infantry Regiment Co A, 2d Bn, 121st Infantry, 48th BCT 2nd Bn, 121st Infantry Regiment 2nd Bn, 121st Infantry Regiment 2nd Bn, 121st Infantry Regiment 2nd Bn, 121st Infantry Regiment 2nd Bn, 121st Infantry Regiment 648th Engineer Bn, 48th Infantry Brigade 648th Engineer Bn, 48th Infantry Brigade 648th Engineer Bn, 48th Infantry Brigade 1st Bn, 108th Armor Regiment 1st Bn, 108th Armor Regiment 1st Bn, 108th Armor Regiment Troop E, 108th Cav, 48th Infantry Brigade Troop E, 108th Cav, 48th Infantry Brigade Troop E, 108th Cav, 48th Infantry Brigade HHC, 2-130 Infantry Co B, 878th Engr Bn 148th FSB, 48th BCT 148th FSB, 48th BCT 148th FSB, 48th BCT 221st MI Battalion, 560th BFSB 1st Bn, 118th Field Artillery Regiment 122nd Support Center 121st Infantry (LRSU) Hqs Co, 48th Infantry Brigade 1st Bn, 108th RSTA, 48th Inf Bde 1-108 RSTA, 48th Inf Bde 1-108 RSTA, 48th Inf Bde 1st Bn, 121st Infantry Regiment Co D, 2d Bn, 121st Infantry Regiment 1-108th RSTA, 48th Inf Bde Co D, 148 FSB, 48th Infantry Brigade 1st Bn, 121st Infantry Regiment 810th Engineer Company, 48th BCT 810th Engineer Company, 48th BCT

July 20, 2003 Sept. 16, 2003 Oct. 24, 2004 May 14, 2005 June 30, 2005 July 24, 2005 July 24, 2005 July 24, 2005 July 24, 2005 July 30, 2005 July 30, 2005 July 30, 2005 July 30, 2005 Aug. 3, 2005 Aug. 3, 2005 Aug. 3, 2005 Aug. 15, 2005 Aug. 15, 2005 Aug. 15, 2005 Aug. 16, 2005 Sept. 1, 2005 Sept. 1, 2005 Oct. 12, 2005 Oct. 20, 2005 Dec. 2, 2005 Dec. 2, 2005 Dec. 2, 2005 Dec. 24, 2005 Feb. 17, 2006 June 23, 2006 Feb. 17, 2007 May 18, 2008 June 4, 2009 June 4, 2009 June 4, 2009 June 20, 2009 July 6, 2009 July 6, 2009 July 21, 2009 Sept. 30, 2009 June 26, 2010 Aug. 17, 2010

Iraq USA Kuwait Kuwait Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan

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Officers of the Georgia Army National Guard MAJ.. Gen. KENNETH C. ROBERTS MAJ.. Gen. REX A. SPITLER Brig. Gen. THOMAS M. CARDEN Brig. Gen. JOSEPH F. JARRARD Brig. Gen. JOHN F.KING Brig. Gen. CRAIG M. MCGALLIARD Brig. Gen. MICHAEL L. SCHOLES Col. ALAN B. ALEXANDER Col. VERNON C. ATKINSON Col. BARRY K. BEACH Col. KEVIN C. BERKMAN Col. THOMAS H. BLACKSTOCK Col. RAYMOND D. BOSSERT Col. THOMAS J. BRIGHT Col. PERRY A. CARTER Col. BOBBY L. CHRISTINE Col. REGINALD L. COOK Col. JEFFREY C. DICKERSON Col. JEFFERY R. EDGE Col. ROBERT B. GASTON Col. JOHN T. GENTRY Col. ANTHONY L. HALL Col. REX E. HALL Col. THOMAS W. HANLEY Col. LANITA R. KUHN Col. REGINALD G. NEAL Col. JEFFREY A. OLIVE Col. GUILLERMO J. PIERLUISI Col. RANDALL V. SIMMONS Col. MATTHEW D. SMITH Col. WALLACE E. STEINBRECHER Col. MICHAEL W. SUMMERS Col. CATHERINE M. TAIT Col. DANIEL L. TOWNSEND Col. GLEN H. WALTERS Col. RICHARD D. WILSON Lt. Col. CHRISTOPHER B. AASGAARD Lt. Col. JONATHAN L. ADAMS Lt. Col. DAVID S. ALLEN Lt. Col. ERIK ANDERSEN Lt. Col. JASON S. BAKER Lt. Col. MARCE. BELSCAMPER Lt. Col. REED L. BERRY Lt. Col. BRIAN S. BISCHOFF Lt. Col. RUSSELL N. BLOODWORTH Lt. Col. JIMMY W. BOAN Lt. Col. PHILIP J. BOTWINIK Lt. Col. JOHN D. BOYER Lt. Col. BOBBY J. BROOKSHIRE Lt. Col. GREGORY B. BROWN Lt. Col. MARK W. BROWN Lt. Col. KELLY C. BROWN Lt. Col. CHRISTOPHER M. BUCK Lt. Col. BRADLEY M. BUEK Lt. Col. DAVID E. CASEY Lt. Col. CATHERINE L. CHERRY Lt. Col. JOHN G. CHURCH Lt. Col. MARK P. CITARELLA Lt. Col. JAMES D. Col.LIE Lt. Col. MICHAEL E. Col.LINS Lt. Col. CHRISTOPHER M. CORLEY Lt. Col. KEVIN T. DANIELS Lt. Col. BLAIR L. DAVIS Lt. Col. ROBERT C. DAVIS Lt. Col. ROGER M. DILLARD Lt. Col. ANTHONY E. DUPLECHIEN Lt. Col. JASON A. ELLINGTON Lt. Col. BRIAN W. ELLIS Lt. Col. CARLOS C. ENRIQUEZ Lt. Col. ROBERT T. EVANS Lt. Col. JOSE J. FERNANDEZ Lt. Col. ANTHONY D. FOURNIER Lt. Col. JASON W. FRYMAN Lt. Col. GLYN C. Lt. Col. EDUARDO C. GRANADOS Lt. Col. ISRAEL S. HAM Lt. Col. KEVIN T. HAMM Lt. Col. TIMOTHY A HEAD Lt. Col. EDWIN P. HENDRICKS Lt. Col. JOSEPH B. HENSON Lt. Col. ANDREW L. HEYMANN Lt. Col. FRANK E. HOLDER Lt. Col. SCOTT M. HOVIS Lt. Col. KENNETH P. HUTNICK Lt. Col. GREGORY S. JACKELS

Lt. Col. KATHRYN A. JACKSON Lt. Col. CHRISTOPHER J. KEMPER Lt. Col. THOMAS C. KIMBALL Lt. Col. JAMISON R. KIRBY Lt. Col. EDWIN A. LASTER Lt. Col. ROBERT A. LEE Lt. Col. THOMAS J. LESNIESKI Lt. Col. MICHAEL F. LIPPER Lt. Col. JOHN G. LOWE Lt. Col. MICHAEL B. MADDOX Lt. Col. TREVOR J. MANN Lt. Col. KRIS J. MARSHALL Lt. Col. SHARON A. MAXWELL Lt. Col. GEORGE W. MCCOMMON Lt. Col. ALEXANDER V. MCLEMORE Lt. Col. JAMES L. MCNAIR Lt. Col. THOMAS C. MEEKS Lt. Col. JOHNMARK MILLER Lt. Col. ERIC W. NORRIS Lt. Col. KYLE A. PEARSON Lt. Col. ANTHONY B. POOLE Lt. Col.. SPENCER T. PRICE Lt. Col. LUCAS B. RICE Lt. Col. JAMES W. RUSH Lt. Col. KEVIN C. SANDERS Lt. Col. MATTHEW J. SAXTON Lt. Col. THEODORE R. SCOTT Lt. Col. JAMES E. SHUMAN Lt. Col. BARRY B. SIMMONS Lt. Col. KATHLEEN K. SMITH Lt. Col. PAUL A. SMITH Lt. Col. TIFFANY M. SNEED Lt. Col. RICHARD D. SNOWDALL Lt. Col. WILLIAM A. SOCRATES Lt. Col. JOSHUA P. STAUFFER Lt. Col. SHANE P. STRICKLAND Lt. Col. JOHN M. TILL Lt. Col. STEPHEN P. TUCKER Lt. Col. FLINT H. TYLER Lt. Col. IVAN R. UDELL Lt. Col. ROBERT T. UTLAUT Lt. Col. RAY P. WATSON Lt. Col. SHAWN K. WORKMAN MAJ. CARL A. ANDERSON MAJ. SCOTT E. ANDERSON MAJ. NINIASHAKA K. ANTOINE MAJ. TIMOTHY I. ARCELAY MAJ. JAMES D. ASHER MAJ. JOHN H. AVERA MAJ. ANDREW W. BANISTER MAJ. ANDREW W. BEACH MAJ. JUSTIN L. BEAULIEU MAJ. BRENDA L. BEEBE MAJ. KEITH E. BELL MAJ. THOMAS R. BENNETT MAJ. STEPHEN D. BODA MAJ. PHILIP R. BOYD MAJ. WILLIAM R. BROACH MAJ. ELTON G. BROWN MAJ. MARK A. BROWN MAJ. PERVIS L. BROWN MAJ. STEPHEN L. BROWN MAJ. CHRISTOPHER H. BUNKER MAJ. ANTHONY G. BURMEISTER MAJ. GERALD D. BURRIS MAJ. CHRISTOPHER M. BURTON MAJ. WILLIAM H. CABANISS MAJ. TERENCE L. CAPLE MAJ. JEFFERY S. CARDEN MAJ. CHARLES A CARTER MAJ. BILLY CHAU MAJ. BRYAN C. CHAVERS MAJ. DANIEL M. CHICol.A MAJ. CLIFFORD T. CIESLAK MAJ. KYRA R. CLARK MAJ. JAMES H. CLAY MAJ. JOHN P. Col.E MAJ. JAMES P. CORBIN MAJ. WILLIAM G. COX MAJ. SHILO C. CRANE MAJ. DUSTIN R. CRAPSE MAJ. JAMES D. CRILL MAJ. CHARLES B. CURL MAJ. MARK C. DEDERICK MAJ. SCOTT D. DELIUS MAJ. LUCAS M. DESTEVENS MAJ. SHAWN B. DILLON MAJ. QUINTIN T. DOLL MAJ. HENRY F. DONALDSON

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MAJ. PAUL N. DOUGLAS MAJ. ERICA L. DUBOSE MAJ. JACOB W. DUNN MAJ. JON S. DURRANCE MAJ. VINCENT M. DUVALL MAJ. RODNEY C. EDENFIELD MAJ. JOSHUA P. EMERSON MAJ. NATASHA D. ENGLISH MAJ. JOHN D. EVANS MAJ. JOSEPH P. FAIRFAX MAJ. DANIEL L. FALL MAJ. JOHN M. FILIATREAU MAJ. JEFFREY T. FREEMAN MAJ. III J. FUCHKO MAJ. MICHAEL A. GARBEE MAJ. LUKE W. GASPARD MAJ. JONATHAN G. GORE MAJ. SHELBY C. GRANT MAJ. MICHAEL L. GRAVES MAJ. DARRELL D. GREEN MAJ. JENNIFER M. GREEN MAJ. MATTHEW J. HALKO MAJ. JONATHAN P. HAMILTON MAJ. ALAN D. HAMMONDS MAJ. SAMUEL A. HARRIS MAJ. CORTNEY L. HAWKINS MAJ. DAVID J. HENDERSON MAJ. JUSTIN R. HENRY MAJ.JUAN C. HERNANDEZHUERTAS MAJ. JOSIE J. HOBBS MAJ. JEREMY D. HORSTMAN MAJ. MATTHEW L. HOWARD MAJ. DAVID H. HOWELL MAJ. ALAN R. HUSTAD MAJ. JOHN R. HUTCHINSON MAJ. CHRISTINA M. JOHNSON MAJ. JEREMY C. JOHNSON MAJ. STEPHEN M. JOHNSTON MAJ. GREGORY T. JONES MAJ. CHRISTOPHER B. KELLEY MAJ. COREY D. KING MAJ. NATHANIEL L. KNIGHT MAJ. SUSAN O. KOAGEL MAJ. STEVEN N. KOBAYASHI MAJ. DUSTIN J. KRACK MAJ. MATTHEW J. KUKLA MAJ. DAVID G. LAUER MA JEAN P. LAURENCEAU MAJ. JEREMIAH D. LAXSON MAJ. MICHELLE D. LEEWADE MAJ. JASON B. LEWIS MAJ. KARL A. LIPETZKY MAJ. JONATHAN N. LORD MAJ. AIMEE E. MANION MAJ. CHRISTOPHER J. MARTINDALE MAJ. TREVIS A. MCCULLOUGH MAJ. ANDREW B. MCDONALD MAJ. PATRICK H. MCDOUGALD MAJ. THOMAS A. MCDOWELL MAJ. JEFFREY J. MCELHANEY MAJ. JOHN F. MCKENNA MAJ. JOHN D. MCRAE MAJ. DANIEL W. MILLER MAJ. KENNETH J. MILLER MAJ. GRANT A. MINOR MAJ. JERRY I. MITCHELL MAJ. TARA A. MITCHELL MAJ. FLETCHER D. MITCHUM MAJ. TIFFANIE S. MONROE MAJ. ANTHONY R. MOON MAJ. RICHARD T. MORRIS MAJ. JEFFREY L. MOULTON MAJ. YASIN I. MUHAIMIN MAJ. HENRY C. MULLINS MAJ. LESLIE M. NELSON MAJ. CHARLES C. NEWTON MAJ. JOHN B. NICHOLS MAJ. KEVIN M. NICKLAY MAJ. CALVIN F. OXENDINE MAJ. ANDREW C. PARKER MAJ. WILLIAM M. PARKER MAJ. KEVIN T. PEEK MAJ. BRYAN E. PETERSON MAJ. EDWARD A. PIASTA MAJ. JOHN D. PINION MAJ. CAMERON B. PLUNKETT MAJ. ERNEST F. POLK MAJ. THOMAS P. POMIAN MAJ. MARIEL C. POTTS

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CAPT. ROSWELL A. HATHAWAY CAPT. GREGORY D. HAWLEY CAPT. CLAYTON G. HEARN CAPT. CRAIG A. HENDERSON CAPT. SHAWN T HENDERSON CAPT. HUGH W. HENRY CAPT. LATONYA N. HICKS CAPT. DEBRA S. HIGGSDERRICK CAPT. JEREMY J. HILL CAPT. PAUL G. HILLIER CAPT. MARK E. HODGES CAPT. JANNA L. HOEG CAPT. TIMOTHY W. HOFFMAN CAPT. STEVE T. HOLLAND CAPT. KEVIN E. HOLLEY CAPT. NATHANIEL I. HOLLOWAY CAPT. ROBERT J. HOLMES CAPT. TRAVIS B. HOLMES CAPT. AARON M. HOLT CAPT. TERRELL L. HOOD CAPT. SCHUYLER F. HOYNES CAPT. JEROME L. HUNT CAPT. NUIR A. HUSSEIN CAPT. FIORENZO C. IACONANGELO CAPT. JOSHUA P. INGALLS CAPT. MICHAEL S. IRELAND CAPT. ASHLEY N. IVORY CAPT. JENNIFER L. JAACKS CAPT. GEORGE JACKSON CAPT. JAMES R. JACKSON CAPT. THOMAS A. JACKSON CAPT. ROOSEVELT F. JAMES CAPT. DILLON J. JARRETT CAPT. PATRICK T. JARVIS CAPT. DOMINQUE J. JODRY CAPT. JEREMIAH J. JOHNSON CAPT. LAMAR A. JOHNSON CAPT.LAUREN R. JOHNSON CAPT. LYNNETTE A. JOHNSON CAPT. MICHAEL J. JOHNSON CAPT. TAWANNA L. JOHNSON CAPT. TILMAN JOHNSON CAPT. ANATASHIA R. JONES CAPT. JASON D. JONES CAPT. KENNETH R. JONES CAPT. INSUNG KANG CAPT. CRAIG L. KELLER CAPT. JONATHAN W. KIEL CAPT. SIDNEY H. KIM CAPT. MOSHE D. KIRKLAND CAPT. MATTHEW C. KISS CAPT. GREGORY S. KOESTER CAPT. KATHRYN M. KOVAR CAPT. JAMES S. KUMP CAPT. JEFFREY L. LANCE CAPT. TYRONE A. LANDERS CAPT. JOSEPH V. LATELLA CAPT. TAMIKA S. LAURENT CAPT. ERIK D. LAWSON CAPT. PAUL M. LEACHMAN CAPT. DAVID E. LEE CAPT. JUSTIN S. LESLIE CAPT. JOSHUA P. LETKO CAPT. MICHAEL E. LEWIS CAPT. JAMES O. LIMBAUGH CAPT. DERREK LITTLE CAPT. BRANTLEY P. LOCKHART CAPT. STEPHEN LOMAN CAPT. NICHOLAS J. LONG CAPT. ROBERT E. LOWRANCE CAPT. SHARLETTA K. MAHONE CAPT. JONATHAN K. MALLETT CAPT. MICHAEL G. MALLON CAPT. BRYON P. MARSH CAPT. NATHAN M. MARSH CAPT. CHRISTY M. MARSHALL CAPT. ROBERT S. MARSHALL CAPT. ALFREDO T. MATOSMARIN CAPT. KEVIN D. MATTHEWS CAPT. PHILIP F. MAURO CAPT. CHRISTOPHER L. MAXEY CAPT. TONY A. MAY CAPT. MARK A. MCCALL CAPT. JOSHUA W. MCCARTHY CAPT. RICHARD R. MCELWAIN CAPT. KERI E. MCGREGOR CAPT. BRIAN MCKENNA CAPT. ANDREW A. MCLEAN CAPT. STEVEN A. MCRAE

CAPT. MICHELLE E. MEADORS CAPT. ZACHARY A. MELDA CAPT. HERBERT K. MIHAN CAPT. GEOFFREY T. MILLER CAPT. BRIAN H. MIZE CAPT. MICHAEL T. MOORES CAPT. ROBERT M. MORRIS CAPT. JASON J. MOSELEY CAPT. NAJEEB A. MUHAIMIN CAPT. KENNETH T. MURRAY CAPT. MATTHEW E. MUSE CAPT. WILLIAM R. NALL CAPT. SOO K. NAMER CAPT. ANTONIO C. NASH CAPT. DANIEL A. NICHOLS CAPT. KARL M. NSONWU CAPT. CANDICE G. NUNEZ CAPT. DARYL T. OEHRLEIN CAPT. ROTIMI S. OLUWO CAPT. MATTHEW J. OSUCHA CAPT. ABRAHAM E. OWEN CAPT. JOSEPH R. PARKER CAPT. ALEJANDRO V. PASCUAL CAPT. AQUITA M. PATILLO CAPT. JOSHUA S. PATTERSON CAPT. KATIE J. PAYNE CAPT. RYAN C. PEARSE CAPT. STUART M. PEARSON CAPT. DAVID R. PECK CAPT. MARC J. PFROGNER CAPT. PHALLY PHORN CAPT. JON A. PIRTLE CAPT. JEREMY D. POISSON CAPT. JAY T. PORTER CAPT. MICHAEL J. PRCHAL CAPT. JOHN E. PRIDGEN CAPT. NICol.E S. PUGH CAPT. CHRISTOPHER J. PULLIAM CAPT. DARREN L. RAGER CAPT. JOSHUA R. REYNOLDS CAPT. LORENZO Z. RICHARDSON CAPT. ALPHAEUS I. RICHBURG CAPT. JOHN W. RIDDLE CAPT. BENJAMIN A. ROBERTS CAPT. CHRISTOPHER D. ROBERTS CAPT. NAKIA D. ROBINSON CAPT. EMILEE N. ROCKHILL CAPT. STACIA R. ROETH CAPT. DANNY R. ROGERS CAPT. BENJAMIN R. ROSICHAN CAPT. PAUL L. ROTHENBUHLER CAPT. JASON C. ROYAL CAPT. MICHAEL C. RUDIO CAPT. BENJAMIN A. RUSSELL CAPT. STEVEN C. RUSSELL CAPT. MASON P. SAWYER CAPT. ALAN C. SCHMITZ CAPT. ANDREW R. SCHWAB CAPT. RYAN A. SCHWARTZ CAPT. BART A. SCOCCO CAPT. DANIEL R. SEKULA CAPT. JONATHAN A. SELLARS CAPT. JOSEPH D. SEWALL CAPT. RAMESCHE K. SHAW CAPT. JASON E. SHELTON CAPT. MARGARET M. SHINDELL CAPT. DUSTIN W. SHOUPE CAPT. MATTHEW T. SILVA CAPT. ELIJAH M. SIMPSON CAPT. BENNIE L. SMITH CAPT. CHRISTOPHER E. SMITH CAPT. JARED D. SMITH CAPT. MATTHEW A. SMITH CAPT. GABRIEL M. SNELL CAPT. KHANXAY SOUPHOM CAPT. CARLTON A. SPARKS CAPT. JULIA M. STAFFORD CAPT. WILLIAM D. STEMBRIDGE CAPT. KENTON P. STENROSE CAPT. BRENT W. STEVERSON CAPT. JULIAN C. STEWART CAPT. ROBERT W. STILLS CAPT. JACOB O. STIMSON CAPT. JEROME L. STOKES CAPT. RICHARD D. STONE CAPT. RANDALL C. STOVER CAPT. AVERY K. SUMMERS CAPT. JOYCE A. SWINTON CAPT. KYLE C. TAFEL

CAPT. SHARLENE G. TAYLOR CAPT. PARRISH G. THIBAULT CAPT. BRETT A. THOMAS CAPT. HERVAYE L. THOMPSON CAPT. JUSTIN K. THOMPSON CAPT. RACHEL L. TORRES CAPT. TYLER R. TORRES CAPT. PAUL A. TREMBLAY CAPT. JOHN M. TURK CAPT. NATHAN P. TURK CAPT. CHAD D. TYSON CAPT. ZACHARY T. UNDERWOOD CAPT. IVAN E. VAZQUEZGARCIA CAPT. ERNEST N. VIVIAN CAPT. JESSE L. WADDY CAPT. DONIEL K. WADE CAPT. JACE A. WALDEN CAPT. TRISHA J. WALKER CAPT. NICHOLAS S. WARD CAPT. CHRISTOPHER J. WATKINS CAPT. ELLIOTT H. WELLS CAPT. ALEXANDER H. WESTBERRY CAPT. CHARLES W. WESTRIP CAPT. GEOFFREY E. WHITAKER CAPT. DAVID J. WHITE CAPT. JENNIFER L. WHITE CAPT. CONNER G. WICKLUND CAPT. ANGELA M. WILLIAMS CAPT. LOUIS L. WILLIAMS CAPT. MICHAEL L. WILLIAMS CAPT. KEVIN S. WILSON CAPT. NATHAN A. WILSON CAPT. SAMUEL A. WILSON CAPT. MATTHEW J. WINN CAPT. HOMER J. WRIGHT CAPT. TAMARA N. WRIGHT 1ST LT. DANIEL C. ADCOCK 1ST LT. KIMBERLY R. ADKINS 1ST LT. DECRETA S. AIKEN 1ST LT. ADAM J. ALIG 1ST LT. DUSTIN E. ALLARD 1ST LT. ANTHONY M. AMOS 1ST LT. STEPHEN D. ANDREWS 1ST LT. TERRY J. AUSTIN 1ST LT. IAN M. BAHR 1ST LT. BENJAMIN D. BANE 1ST LT. MICHELE M. BANGSBOLL 1ST LT. ANTOINE J. BARNES 1ST LT. SHAMEKA R. BARNES 1ST LT. RACENE D. BASORE 1ST LT. JORDAN R. BECK 1ST LT. KENDRA D. BELLAMY 1ST LT. AMARI T. BENLEVI 1ST LT. ATHENA L. BENNETT 1ST LT. KENT M. BERUS 1ST LT. BRYAN J. BESHIRI 1ST LT. TODD J. BESIER 1ST LT. LONNIE C. BEST 1ST LT. SPENSER R. BETTIS 1ST LT. SEDRICK D. BOLES 1ST LT. MARK T. BOYD 1ST LT. RICHARD A. BRAGG 1ST LT. EMILY R. BRANDON 1ST LT. JASON A. BRISTOL 1ST LT. CHERRISA C. BROCKINGTON 1ST LT. ROBERT C. BROMFIELD 1ST LT. DWAYNE K. BROWN 1ST LT. CHRISTOPHER S. BUONO 1ST LT. HAROLD T. BURGESS 1ST LT. DALLAS J. BURTON 1ST LT. ARTHUR L. BUSH 1ST LT. CHRISTOPHER P. BUTLER 1ST LT. BARRY J. BUTZLOFF 1ST LT. STEVEN L. CAISON 1ST LT. MACK T. CAMPBELL 1ST LT. MICHAEL S. CAPACCIO 1ST LT. MICHAEL W. CARLSON 1ST LT. ALEXANDER S. CARPENTER 1ST LT. JOSHUA M. CARR 1ST LT. JAMES R. CARVER 1ST LT. THOMAS C. CASE 1ST LT. BILLY R. CATON 1ST LT. ANTHONY K. CECIL 1ST LT. ANDREW Y. CHANG 1ST LT. WILCO CIVIL 1ST LT. PRECIOUS E. CLEMENTS 1ST LT. JORDAN B. CLOWER 1ST LT. ELI J. COHEN 1ST LT. JEREMY M. COMBS

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1ST LT. RAZALYN R. COOK 1ST LT. ROBERT R. CORBETT 1ST LT. JOSTEN C. CORNETT 1ST LT. SCOTT D. CORWIN 1ST LT. ZACHARY L. COWAN 1ST LT. JERRY P. CRAM 1ST LT. JARED M. CRANDALL 1ST LT. ADAM B. CRANFORD 1ST LT. WILLAM T. CULPEPPER 1ST LT. DANIELLE R. CUMMINGS 1ST LT. JAMES J. CURTIS 1ST LT. JEFFREY S. CURTIS 1ST LT. NELLIE M. DALEY 1ST LT. WESLEY J. DANDRIDGE 1ST LT. WILLIAM R. DARNELL 1ST LT. MICHAEL H. DASILVA 1ST LT. BETH A. DATRI 1ST LT. ASHLEY M. DAVIS 1ST LT. LANCE R. DAY 1ST LT. JULIUS A. DEGUIT 1ST LT. SCOTT N. DELOZIER 1ST LT. JAMES S. DILWORTH 1ST LT. RICHARD K. DOSTROPH 1ST LT. CHAD A. DOUGLAS 1ST LT. TYLER V. DUNLAP 1ST LT. CASEY L. DURHAM 1ST LT. MICHAEL J. DYKSTRA 1ST LT. GABRIEL D. EGAS 1ST LT. ROGER M. ELBAZ 1ST LT. MATTHEW R. ELLIS 1ST LT. DEREK S. ELLYSON 1ST LT. BENJAMIN J. ELY 1ST LT. KRISTOPHER L. EMBRY 1ST LT. NICHOLAS P. ETHERIDGE 1ST LT. CANDICE R. FIELDS 1ST LT. CHRISTOPHER R. FLETCHER 1ST LT. CHARLES G. FOLLIN 1ST LT. SONNY FONG 1ST LT. LANDIS P. FORD 1ST LT. JONATHAN R. FORTNER 1ST LT. ANDREW C. FRANKLIN 1ST LT. BRYAN A. FREDERICK 1ST LT. ANTHONYVAN GARAY 1ST LT. SAMARA N. GARRISON 1ST LT. ROBERT W. GARTNER 1ST LT. NATHANIEL L. GIANCol.A 1ST LT. SHANE L. GIDDENS 1ST LT. RYAN L. GILES 1ST LT. JASON G. GOZA 1ST LT. AMANDA K. GREEN 1ST LT. JASMINE D. GRIGGS 1ST LT. JASON A. GRINER 1ST LT. JOSEPH M. GUIKEMA 1ST LT. EDWARD A. GYLFE 1ST LT. JOSEPH M. HALL 1ST LT. CHAKA C. HARDEMON 1ST LT. JACK K. HARMON 1ST LT. NATHAN G. HARRIS 1ST LT. RICHARD T. HART 1ST LT. MARY E. HARWELL 1ST LT. ERIC J. HAYES 1ST LT. KYLE J. HERMOSO 1ST LT. DAREN B. HIGGINBOTHAM 1ST LT. BRETT W. HOLDER 1ST LT. SHADRICK D. HOLLIS 1ST LT. JEFFREY T. HOPE 1ST LT. KEITH A. HOPPER 1ST LT. ALEXANDER J. HORN 1ST LT. JONATHAN R. HORN 1ST LT. MARC S. HOWELL 1ST LT. JOSEPH R. HYER 1ST LT. CHARLES D. INGLETT 1ST LT. ASHLEIGH A. ISAACSON 1ST LT. JOHN W. JACKSON 1ST LT. CHARLES B. JAEGER 1ST LT. IAN M. JENNINGS 1ST LT. APRIL JOHNSON 1ST LT. BRUCE L. JOHNSON 1ST LT. CORETHA JOHNSON 1ST LT. JEFFERY L. JOHNSTON 1ST LT. PAUL E. JOHNSTON 1ST LT. KARL M. JONES 1ST LT. NOVA L. JUDE 1ST LT. EDNER J. JULIEN 1ST LT. TRAVIS L. JUNKINS 1ST LT. ROBERT L. KAERCHER 1ST LT. TAKAYOSHI KAKIUCHI 1ST LT. BETHENY A. KAPPER 1ST LT. JACK K. KIBLINGER

1ST LT. FRANCES K. KIM 1ST LT. JOSHUA A. KINSEY 1ST LT. JOHN M. KISHIMOTO 1ST LT. RYAN M. KRIVANEK 1ST LT. MARTIN A. LANDRITO 1ST LT. CHRISTOPHER A. LANDRUM 1ST LT. DANIEL M. LARSON 1ST LT. JOSHUA A. LEE 1ST LT. NICol.E M. LESIEUR 1ST LT. IAN D. LEWIS 1ST LT. MARC D. LHOWE 1ST LT. DANIEL V. LIMONCHENKO 1ST LT. JOSHUA A. LITTLE 1ST LT. JAMAR W. LITTLEJOHN 1ST LT. CORTNEY T. LOKEY 1ST LT. BRANDON S. LONG 1ST LT. CHARLES W. LOVELL 1ST LT. BRITTANI N. LOWE 1ST LT. MATTHEW C. LUSTIG 1ST LT. ANGEL M. MADERA 1ST LT. TEALE L. MARCHETTE 1ST LT. JOHN S. MAYFIELD 1ST LT. WILLIAM J. MAYFIELD 1ST LT. SEAN M. MCCULLEY 1ST LT. DUSTIN L. MCDONALD 1ST LT. JOSEPH K. MCLAIN 1ST LT. PHILLIP D. MCMINN 1ST LT. MARCUS T. MCMULLEN 1ST LT. BRITTANY D. MCPHERSON 1ST LT. DANIELLE A. MEEKER 1ST LT. EMILY R. MELVILLE 1ST LT. MATHEW A. MEPHAM 1ST LT. JOSHUA D. MIDDLETON 1ST LT. EBONI C. MILLER 1ST LT. FRASER E. MILLER 1ST LT. GARY E. MILLER 1ST LT. CAL J. MINCEY 1ST LT. STEPHANIE J. MITCHELL 1ST LT. DARLENE N. MOORE 1ST LT. ZACHARY K. MOORE 1ST LT. RELANA E. MORALES 1ST LT. MATTHEW S. MORRILL 1ST LT. WILLIAM T. MORRISON 1ST LT. ALBERTO C. MOSCOSO 1ST LT. RANDALL C. MOSS 1ST LT. MARILEE A. MUENCH 1ST LT. BRIAN P. MURPHY 1ST LT. CHRISTOPHER F. MURPHY 1ST LT. MICHAEL L. MYERS 1ST LT. NICHOLAS J. MYERS 1ST LT. KRELIN NAIDU 1ST LT. KYLE A. NEWMAN 1ST LT. TIM H. NGUYEN 1ST LT. TITUS T. NICHOLS 1ST LT. NEAL L. NOEL 1ST LT. THOMAS N. NOVAK 1ST LT. CHRISTOPHER G. PAGAN 1ST LT. GREGORY R. PAGANO 1ST LT. JOEL B. PARIS 1ST LT. WAYNE E. PARKER 1ST LT. ANTONY T. PARKS 1ST LT. KEITH W. PAYNE 1ST LT. CHASSITY D. PELLEGRINO 1ST LT. SHANNON M. PHILIPPS 1ST LT. ALVIN E. PITTMAN 1ST LT. CHERONAE A. PORTER 1ST LT. JONATHON H. POSADA 1L T DARIUS J. POSTELL 1ST LT. GRANT A. POWERS 1ST LT. CASHIF D. PRITCHARD 1ST LT. AARON C. PROCTOR 1ST LT. ADAM J. PULSNEY 1ST LT. RHAN M. RAETHKE 1ST LT. DAVID L. RICE 1ST LT. JACOB W. RICE 1ST LT. TANSY M. RIDINGS 1ST LT. FLOYD M. RINEHART 1ST LT. MICHAEL T. ROACH 1ST LT. TENESHA C. ROBINSON 1ST LT. TARAH M. ROE 1ST LT. BRYAN R. ROOT 1ST LT. NICHOLAS P. ROSI 1ST LT. ERNEST K. ROUSE 1ST LT. REBECCA E. ROYALTY 1ST LT. ROBERT M. RUSHTON 1ST LT. MADISON M. RYBECK 1ST LT. SASHA D. SALTERS 1ST LT. JOSHUA B. SAM 1ST LT. DONNA E. SANDERS

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1ST LT. MARC D. SAVIOLI 1ST LT. ALEXANDER A. SCHEIB 1ST LT. ADAM J. SCHULTZ 1ST LT. SYRENA M. SCIPIO 1ST LT. GUY B. SERAPION 1ST LT. WILLIAM B. SHERFESEE 1ST LT. GRACE SIGUNGA 1ST LT. RYAN J. SIMMONS 1ST LT. MILTON T. SIMPSON 1ST LT. NICHOLAS A. SIMPSON 1ST LT. SHIREI D. SINGLETON 1ST LT. BENJAMIN S. SKELTON 1ST LT. ANTHONY A. SMITH 1ST LT. BERTRICE D. SMITH 1ST LT. DEVIN M. SMITH 1ST LT. ISAIAH M. SMITH 1ST LT. JACOB A. SMITH 1ST LT. KEVIN R. SMITH 1ST LT. ROBERT K. SMITH 1ST LT. DAVID R. SOOY 1ST LT. Col.BY C. SPECK 1ST LT. KEVIN M. SPENCE 1ST LT. DANIEL R. SPENCER 1ST LT. CHRISTINA L. SPRUILL 1ST LT. JEREMIAH K. STAFFORD 1ST LT. BRIAN J. STAUFF 1ST LT. CHRISTOPHER P. STEKETEE 1ST LT. CHERELLE S. STEVENSON 1ST LT. CHRISTINA K. STIGGER 1ST LT. ANDREW B. STINSON 1ST LT. TODD A. STOYKA 1ST LT. JEREMY A. STRAUB 1ST LT. PAUL J. STRELLA 1ST LT. THEA D. SULLIVAN 1ST LT. CAREY S. SWYMER 1ST LT. ERIC R. TALAVERA 1ST LT. CHRISTOPHER W. TATUM 1ST LT. MICHAEL C. TAYLOR 1ST LT. MAXWELL K. THELEN 1ST LT. CANDACE S. THOMAS 1ST LT. ZACHARY T. THURBER 1ST LT. ADAM C. TOLAR 1ST LT. ROLAND K. TOWERY 1ST LT. KENYAN A. TRAILLE 1ST LT. KARTINA L. TRIPP 1ST LT. BADAL B. TRIVEDI 1ST LT. CHIQUITTA L. TROUPE 1ST LT. JONATHAN W. TURNER 1ST LT. DEREK M. UEBEL 1ST LT. MELINA C. VASQUEZ 1ST LT. STEVEN A. VASQUEZ 1ST LT. ALEXANDER J. WALDROP 1ST LT. CHRISTIAN A. WALL 1ST LT. BRETT W. WALLACE 1ST LT. LACEY A. WALTERS 1ST LT. JAMES B. WARD 1ST LT. SHARONDA F. WATSON 1ST LT. DAVID W. WEAVER 1ST LT. CHRISTOPHER R. WEST 1ST LT. JOEL D. WETTSTONE 1ST LT. JENNIFER P. WHARTON 1ST LT. SAMUEL W. WHITE 1ST LT. JONATHAN L. WHITMIRE 1ST LT. JASON D. WILCOX 1ST LT. ANDREAS P. WILDER 1ST LT. JAMES C. WILFORD 1ST LT. JASON F. WILLIAMS 1ST LT. JUMAANE P. WILLIAMS 1ST LT. LETITIA T. WILLIAMS 1ST LT. ZACHARY T. WILLIAMS 1ST LT. JAROD A. WILLIAMSON 1ST LT. DORICE R. WILSON 1ST LT. BRYANT A. WINE 1ST LT. ANDREW S. WINGET 1ST LT. JASON P. WITCHER 1ST LT. SAMUEL A. WOLFSON 1ST LT. BARRY B. WOOD 1ST LT. JONATHAN B. WOOD 1ST LT. RYAN A. WOOD 1ST LT. WARNER J. WORTHAN 1ST LT. TANESHIA R. YORK 1ST LT. DAVID W. YOUNG 2ND LT. APOLLO R. ABRAMS 2ND LT. ELVIA AGUILERA 2ND LT. AKEEM M. AKANNI 2ND LT. JONATHAN E. AKERS 2ND LT. JAMES L. AKIN 2ND LT. CHRISTOPHER J. AMOS 2ND LT. JOSHUA D. ANDERSON

2ND LT. TORI D. ARTMAN 2ND LT. BARINEDUM F. BAKOR 2ND LT. JOSHUA C. BARNES 2ND LT. KATHLEEN T. BASEL 2ND LT. ROBERT C. BATTLES 2ND LT. MARLENE A. BEACH 2ND LT. KERRY M. BELL 2ND LT. THOMAS A. BENAVIDES 2ND LT. CHRISTOPHER A. BLACKBURN 2ND LT. CHERVONDA D. BLAKE 2ND LT. DEONDRE J. BONDS 2ND LT. CORY H. BRANDT 2ND LT. KURTIS C. BRONSTON 2ND LT. BRANDON M. BROUGHTON 2ND LT. Col.TON B. BROWN 2ND LT. III E. BROWNLEE 2ND LT. ANTHONY T. BRYANT 2ND LT. JAMES C. CADENHEAD 2ND LT. JOSEPH S. CAMPBELL 2ND LT. MICHAEL P. CAMPBELL 2ND LT. JEFFERY K. CANTERBURY 2ND LT. CLAYTON J. CARROLL 2ND LT. DERRICK C. CAUDELL 2ND LT. JUSTIN M. CAUSEY 2ND LT. LONDON H. CHAMBERLIN 2ND LT. WILLIAM M. CHANCEY 2ND LT. TYLER M. CHAPMAN 2ND LT. ROBERT M. CHUBAROV 2ND LT. CLIFTON C. CLARK 2ND LT. JESSE R. COBURN 2ND LT. ATIJAH J. Col.LINS 2ND LT. JOHN B. COX 2ND LT. DAVID A. CRABTREE 2ND LT. JOSHUA C. CRIST 2ND LT. TYLER J. CROCKETT 2ND LT. BRIANNA R. CROMARTIE 2ND LT. SHAWANN L. CRUMPLER 2ND LT. DENNIS C. CRUTCHER 2ND LT. DWAYNE G. CUMBERBATCH 2ND LT. GARRETT L. CURTIS 2ND LT. FRED D. DABLEMONT 2ND LT. JATOREY D. DANIEL 2ND LT. YANICK N. DARKO 2ND LT. JUVONN D. DAVES 2ND LT. TAYLOR P. DAWSON 2ND LT. STEVEN M. DEBORDE 2ND LT. DAVON N. DENNIS 2ND LT. JUSTIN D. DERRICK 2ND LT. MATTHEW J. DOLINSKI 2ND LT. LUISA F. DUARTE 2ND LT. JOSEPH A. DYAR 2ND LT. JOSEPH J. EDWARDS 2ND LT. CODY A. EIGO 2ND LT. LUCAS C. FIELDS 2ND LT. JOSEPH J. FLOYD 2ND LT. TRENTON M. FLOYD 2ND LT. CRAIG FORD 2ND LT. JORDAN A. FORD 2ND LT. JOHN M. FOWLER 2ND LT. STEVEN P. FREUND 2ND LT. AARON D. FULLER 2ND LT. CHRISTOPHER M. GAMMON 2ND LT. CHRISTOPHER L. GARNER 2ND LT. ZAKARY B. GOLOWICH 2ND LT. MICAH A. GOMEZ 2ND LT. TRAVIS H. GOODSON 2ND LT. JARED C. GREGORY 2ND LT. ASHTON D. GRIFFITH 2ND LT. BRIAN K. HACKETT 2ND LT. JOSEPH P. HACKNEY 2ND LT. DAVID J. HALL 2ND LT. WILLIAM S. HAMMOND 2ND LT. JACQUELINE M. HANDLOSER 2ND LT. AMBER M. HARPER 2ND LT. SHJUAN A. HARRIS 2ND LT. JARRELL V. HARRISON 2ND LT. JACOB D. HARVILLE 2ND LT. AUSTIN J. HAZELRIG 2ND LT. KEVIN H. HENDERSON 2ND LT. JACKSON L. HENRY 2ND LT. RICHARD H. HENRY 2ND LT. JAMES R. HENSON 2ND LT. EBONY S. HINTON 2ND LT. HERBERT K. HOWE 2ND LT. RICHARD M. HUGHES 2ND LT. RICHARD J. HUTCHINSON 2ND LT. SAMANTHA C. HUTCHINSON 2ND LT. COURTNEY L. JAMES 2ND LT. CHELSIE J. JONES


2ND LT. JEREMY G. JONES 2ND LT. JUNIOR JOSEPH 2ND LT. JOSHUA E. JULIEN 2ND LT. JOSHUA K. KAMBER 2ND LT. OLAWALE A. KAREEM 2ND LT. JONATHAN P. KAREIS 2ND LT. TIMOTHY C. KELLY 2ND LT. BRADFORD J. KENNEBREW 2ND LT. DAVID S. KIM 2ND LT. MICHAEL R. KIMBRELL 2ND LT. JEREMY J. LAMBERT 2ND LT. ADAM M. LANZO 2ND LT. ANDREW J. LAPELUSA 2ND LT. DEVIN M. LASSETTER 2ND LT. CORNELIUS D. LEE 2ND LT. SHARON L. LEE 2ND LT. ALEXANDER H. LEMMINGS 2ND LT. KRISTOPHER P. LEONG 2ND LT. ANDREW B. LEWIS 2ND LT. SUZANNE M. LINCE 2ND LT. AARON I. LLOYD 2ND LT. CHRISTOPHER M. LONG 2ND LT. TYRE M. MADDOX 2ND LT. RICHARD J. MASCARO 2ND LT. ANDREW S. MASSEY 2ND LT. MIESHA T. MASTERS 2ND LT. VICTOR E. MAYA 2ND LT. ANNA E. MCCLAIN 2ND LT. COMMOY J. MCDONALD 2ND LT. SCOTT A. MCINTYRE 2ND LT. MATTHEW C. MCKELVEY 2ND LT.MARCUS D. MCKINNEY 2ND LT. ALEXANDER B. MCLAUGHLIN 2ND LT. DANIEL P. MCLAUGHLIN 2ND LT. DANIEL C. MILLARD 2ND LT. JEREMY L. MILLER 2ND LT. STEPHEN J. MILLS 2ND LT. ANDREW J. MIX 2ND LT. JOSEPH A. MORGAN 2ND LT. MATHEW W. MORRISON 2ND LT. BRANDON J. MORTON 2ND LT. ERICK A. MUNOZ 2ND LT. CHRISTOPHER E. MURPHY 2ND LT. ELIZABETH L. MURPHY 2ND LT. TERI L. NASH 2ND LT. NOAH K. NELSON 2ND LT. THIEN H. NGUYEN 2ND LT. TRI M. NGUYEN 2ND LT. ZACHARY L. OGBURN 2ND LT. JORDAN A. OLIVER 2ND LT. AMANDA G. ORR 2ND LT. JOSEPH D. OTIS 2ND LT. SHANDIE J. OWENBY 2ND LT. NATALIE M. PALMER 2ND LT. ROBERT T. PARKER 2ND LT. BRENT J. PAUL 2ND LT. JOSHUA K. PHILLIPS 2ND LT. TERENCE W. PHILLIPS 2ND LT. DAMON J. PIERCE 2ND LT. JAMES D. PLATT 2ND LT. JULIA Y. PLEASANTS 2ND LT. DAVID M. PRESTON 2ND LT. STEPHEN M. PRITCHARD 2ND LT. KYLE E. REEDY 2ND LT. JOSEPH M. REYNOLDS 2ND LT. DEMETRIUS J. RICHARDSON 2ND LT. CHARLES N. RIGGINS 2ND LT. KAMONA S. RILEY 2ND LT. LENET RIVAS 2ND LT. SANTOS I. RIVERA 2ND LT. JOHNATHAN C. ROBERTS 2ND LT. NICHOLAS M. ROBERTS 2ND LT. ROBERT W. ROMAINE 2ND LT. LANDON M. ROWINSKI 2ND LT. MATTHEW K. RUSHING 2ND LT. DAVID L. RYGMYR 2ND LT. BARRETT E. SATHIANATHAN 2ND LT. STEPHEN R. SCHAFF 2ND LT. BLAKE R. SCHAPER 2ND LT. WILLIAM A. SCHMETZER 2ND LT. KATI L. SCHUMM 2ND LT. WILLIAM P. SEFCIK 2ND LT. KORI N. SELF 2ND LT. CODY M. SEYMOUR 2ND LT. SEBRINA C. SHARPER 2ND LT. GREGORY A. SIGMON 2ND LT. CLESSIE I. SIMMONS 2ND LT. DANIAL H. SIMS 2ND LT. MICHEAL W. SINGLETON

2ND LT. IRWING SMITH 2ND LT. JACKSON C. SMITH 2ND LT. RYAN T. SMITH 2ND LT. TRISTIAN W. SMITH 2ND LT. EMILY B. SNYDER 2ND LT. GERALD J. SPENCER 2ND LT. JEROME R. SPENCER 2ND LT. CHRISTOPHER C. STANLEY 2ND LT. RYAN B. STEINER 2ND LT. STEFAN T. STEPHENSONMOE 2ND LT. JEFFREY J. STEWART 2ND LT. KRISTEN C. STPIERRE 2ND LT. COE D. SUCHKE 2ND LT. SIDNEY A. SWAN 2ND LT. BRADY K. SWART 2ND LT. EULALIA M. THOMAS 2ND LT. SHANAE L. THOMAS 2ND LT. JOSEPH L. THOMPSON 2ND LT. NELSON L. THOMSON 2ND LT. ROBERT L. TIMMONS 2ND LT. SCOTT P. TINNEY 2ND LT. SETH B. TOOMEY 2ND LT. ADRIAN TORRES 2ND LT. DARRIN K. TORREY 2ND LT. RALPH M. TRANQUILLE 2ND LT. GABRIEL S. TRIPP 2ND LT. CHRISTOPHER L. TUCKER 2ND LT. ETHAN W. VALIQUETTE 2ND LT. LIAM J. VENDEVILLE 2ND LT. MICHAEL A. VIK 2ND LT. EDUARDO M. VOLOCH 2ND LT. SIMIT S. WARANG 2ND LT. THOMAS F. WATSON 2ND LT. ARIEL K. WILLIAMS 2ND LT. MARSHA L. WILLIAMS 2ND LT. STEFAN T. WILLIAMS 2ND LT. JAMES A. WILLIAMSON 2ND LT. AARON D. WILSON 2ND LT. PAUL L. WILSON 2ND LT. RYAN R. WOLFE 2ND LT. HANNAH J. WON

Warrant Officers of the Georgia Army National Guard CW5 PETER J. DEMKOW CW5 ALVIN D. FAULKNER CW5 THOMAS J. GOLDEN CW5 HAROLD H. HAY CW5 HENRY G. WOOD CW4 GARY A. ARNOLD CW4 ANGELA A. BELDING CW4 STUART J. BOTHWELL CW4 MICHAEL A. BROWN CW4 ROBERT P. CAPEZZUTO CW4 WILLIAM F. CLAYBORN CW4 MARK B. CUMMINGS CW4 BOBBY E. DENNIS CW4 KENNETH W. DYSON CW4 DARRYL T. FARR CW4 EARL H. FREEMAN CW4 DOUGLAS G. GAHRING CW4 MARK A. GRISSOM CW4 BRIAN K. GUNTER CW4 FLORENCE A. HAUSLER CW4 ROBERT B. HAUSLER CW4 KEITH D. HODGE CW4 JAMES K. HOGUE CW4 CARL S. JACKSON CW4 WILLIAM D. JOHNSON CW4 TIMOTHY L. LADSON CW4 RICARDO MARTINEZ CW4 ERIC B. MCKEE CW4 STEPHEN D. MEIN CW4 SCOTT R. MELIUS CW4 ADRIAN M. MONTAGUE CW4 MARK W. MORRIS CW4 KENNIE A. PAGAN CW4 JOSHUA A. PARKER CW4 JIMMY W. POLK CW4 ANTHONY D. REGISTER CW4 WADE H. RICHARDSON CW4 DUANE E. SANDBOTHE CW4 DAVID M. SCOTT

CW4 KENDRICK L. SIMMONS CW4 BRANDON K. THOMAS CW4 LAWRENCE B. WALKER CW4 JEFFERY H. WALLIS CW4 CHARLES E. WOODWARD CW3 JEFFREY D. ADAMSON CW3 ANAS BASHIR CW3 DOUGLAS M. BERG CW3 SAMUEL J. BLANEY CW3 LANCE M. BRENNAN CW3 ADAM J. BUTLER CW3 DANIEL R. BUTTON CW3 ANDREW M. CASHEN CW3 ALTON G. CHAPMAN CW3 GLENN A. CHILDS CW3 GEORGE M. CHIP CW3 MATTHEW J. DINE CW3 BRYAN B. DURRETTE CW3 DONOVAN J. FEIST CW3 JULIE A. GAMBLE CW3 ROBERT E. HEDRICK CW3 JAMES L. HIGGINS CW3 JASON M. HOWLAND CW3 ALAN O. HUGHES CW3 MARK A. JOINER CW3 JOHNNY W. KELLEY CW3 GERALD A. KEY CW3 DOYLE R. KOBECK CW3 JAMES S. LAZARUS CW3 DUSTIN M. LEE CW3 JAMES G. LINCE CW3 RUSSELL D. MOTES CW3 NATHANETTE E. PERRY CW3 WILLIAM L. REESE CW3 SCOTT J. ROBERTS CW3 JOSHUA M. ROSADO CW3 LAURA K. SEVERIN CW3 JOSEPH J. SHIVER CW3 WILLIAM R. SLAUGHTER CW3 GARY A. SMITH CW3 JONATHAN L. SMITH CW3 JAMES T. STEVENS CW3 TIMOTHY A. STEVENS CW3 ROBERT A. STINER CW3 VALERIE M. THOMAS CW3 CALEB C. WALDRON CW2 JEFFREY S. ANDREWS CW2 JOHN L. ANGIER CW2 MARCEL ANTHONY CW2 KARL M. AUER CW2 SERAFIN I. AVITIA CW2 TIMOTHY A. BEABOUT CW2 BRYAN K. BOLING CW2 SCOTT L. BOYD CW2 SIDNEY G. BRASWELL CW2 CHRISTOPHER M. BRIASCO CW2 ANTHONY D. BROOKS CW2 WINSTON J. BROWNE CW2 REUBEN D. BUSSEY CW2 JONATHAN Z. CAMPBELL CW2 LANDON J. CARPENTER CW2 JUSTIN C. CHADWICK CW2 DONNA M. CHEEK CW2 AARON M. COOPER CW2 DAMIAN V. CUTTIE CW2 GREGORY C. DELGADO CW2 CHAD N. DISHON CW2 Col.IN R. DOWNEY CW2 WILLIAM E. EMORY CW2 DAVID N. FIELDS CW2 KEVIN J. GERSCH CW2 CLIFFORD C. GIBBS CW2 KIM L. GROGAN CW2 JOSHUA E. HAGEMAN CW2 BENJAMIN C. HAKENSON CW2 MATTHEW R. HANSON CW2 LONNIE J. HARPER CW2 JOHN L. HODGES CW2 HUNTER M. HOLDER CW2 ROGER D. HOLDER CW2 JONATHAN M. HOLLAND CW2 MARCUS A. HURSEY CW2 ZACHARY D. JANSEN CW2 JAMES A. JOHNSON CW2 CHARLES T. JONES CW2 AMANDA R JUSTUS CW2 PIOTR KARP CW2 JONATHAN A. KEMP CW2 DOUGLAS R. KIRKLAND

CW2 JASON E. KOHARCHIK CW2 JOHN I. KULLMAN CW2 MICHELLE J. LEAVINS CW2 BRUCE D. MADDOX CW2 SHAWN S. MCAFEE CW2 BRADLEY W. MCAULEY CW2 EVA M. MCCARLEY CW2 JOHN C. MCELVEY CW2 TIMOTHY A. MOORE CW2 GLENN S. MOSELEY CW2 ANTHONY NORRIS CW2 IAN P. NORTON CW2 OMAR D. PATTERSON CW2 KEITH R. PATTILLO CW2 ROBERT J. PELUSO CW2 ROGER K. PHILLIPS CW2 WILLIAM R. PIERCE CW2 DOUGLAS M. POWERS CW2 WILLIAM D. PRICE CW2 JAMES C. RAMSEY CW2 RUSSELL W. RAWCLIFFE CW2 KEITH T. ROBERSON CW2 JOHN D. ROBERTS CW2 JOSHUA D. ROBERTSON CW2 SR D. SMEDLEY CW2 KELLI A. SMITH CW2 SANDRA L. SMITH CW2 KIRK G. SPRADLEY CW2 WILLIAM J. SPURGEON CW2 JEREMIAH J. SUTHERLAND CW2 MICHAEL A. SZALMA CW2 DARNIECE S. THOMAS CW2 JERRY C. VANLIERE CW2 JON D. WALDORF CW2 THERESA M. WALKER CW2 LANCE A. WASDIN CW 2 CARL L. WELCH CW2 LATOYA M. WESTBROOKS CW2 JOSELYN N. WHITE CW2 JASON K. WILLIAMS CW2 MICHAEL O. WILSON CW2 MATTHEW B. WORLEY CW2 ROBERT G. WRIGHT WO1 DANBERYL A. ANYE WO1 CAROL R. CALDWELL WO1 TRAVIS M. CAMPFIELD WO1 PATRICK D. CARTWRIGHT WO1 JIM G. CURRIE WO1 JAMAAL DEAN WO1 CRAIG M. EMMETT WO1 STEPHEN L. GAYTON WO1 JEREMY H. HARTMAN WO1 CHRISTOPHER J. HILL WO1 WILLIAM G. KING WO1 WILLIAM R. KNOX WO1 MICHAEL E. LORENZ WO1 WALTER E. MARION WO1 GEORGE A. MCLAIN WO1 MICHAEL L. POLING WO1 BRADLEY M. REDDICK WO1 THOMAS R. SEAGROVE WO1 GILBERT C. SHEPPARD WO1 JAMES D. SIMPSON WO1 SHARI L. SIMZYK WO1 DERRIEL J. STANFIELD WO1 ADAM L. STOKES WO1 SAMUEL A. TUTUWAN WO1 MICHAEL S. WELBORN WO1 CARLOS J. WHITFIELD

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Officers of the Georgia Air National Guard

LT. COL. KEVIN C. MCINTYRE LT. COL. NICHOLAS C. MEXAS LT. COL. BRADLEY R. MOORE LT. COL. ROBERT K. NASH LT. COL. WILLIE O. NEWSON JR MAJ. GEN. ROBERT L. SHANNON JR LT. COL. ROBERT S. NOREN BRIG GEN. JESSE T. SIMMONS JR LT. COL. MICHAEL G. NORKETT COL. KEVIN D. CLOTFELTER LT. COL. DALE P. NUNNELLEY COL. JONATHAN C. COX LT. COL. FRANCISCO ORELLANA COL. HAROLD DAVIS II LT. COL. DONALD P. PALLONE COL. DAVID L. EADDY LT. COL. STEVEN L. POULOS JR COL. ROBERT A. FRANKOSKY JR LT. COL. RODNEY J. PRATKA COL. RAINER G. GOMEZ LT. COL. DAVID A. PURVIS COL. THOMAS F. GRABOWSKI LT. COL. CHRISTOPHER M. QUIMBY COL. EMMANUEL HALDOPOULOS LT. COL. CHRISTOPHER S. RACHEL COL. MURIEL . HERMAN LT. COL. TYLER L. RANDOLPH COL. JOEL P. HOWLE LT. COL. JOSEPH M. REED COL. ERIC JONES LT. COL. LORIEANN RENTZ COL. STEVEN M. KLEIN LT. COL. CARLTON W. ROGERS JR COL. STEPHEN C. MELTON LT. COL. DANA G. SAWYERS COL. PATRICK M. MORGAN LT. COL. DAVID C. SIMONS COL. AARON L. MORRIS LT. COL. DAVID C SMITH COL. LOUIS J. PERINO LT. COL. MONICA N. SMITH COL. MICHAEL D. RUMSEY LT. COL. RONALD N. SPEIR JR COL. JON J. SHOWALTER LT. COL. DAVID J. SPISSO II COL. JOHN M. VERHAGE LT. COL. KURT M. STEGNER COL. MARK A. WEBER LT. COL. PAUL J. SYRIBEYS LT. COL. KIMBERLY M. AINSWORTH LT. COL. GREGORY O. TAYLOR LT. COL. RONALD K. ALDRICH LT. COL. RICHARD S. ULMEN LT. COL. STEPHEN P. BAFFIC LT. COL. MARK E. VALDEZ LT. COL. ELIZABETH A. BAKER LT. COL. JOHN M. VERWIEL LT. COL. COREY L. BENTLEY LT. COL. ASHLEY P. WALKER LT. COL. TRAVIS O. BILBO LT. COL. FRED D. WALKER JR LT. COL. WILLIAM R. BOHNSTEDT LT. COL. JOSHUA L. WARREN LT. COL. PETER M. BOONE LT. COL. TERRANCE D. WEBB LT. COL. RICHARD D. BRIGHT LT. COL. CHARLES F. WEST III LT. COL. JAMES D. BROOME JR LT. COL. DAVID W. WHITE LT. COL. ANDREW P. CADDEN LT. COL. WILLIAM K. WHITE LT. COL. ANDRE H. CAMPBELL LT. COL. JOHN A. WHITTINGTON LT. COL. JEWEL R. CHURCHMAN LT. COL. THOMAS M. WILLIAMS LT. COL. MICHAEL S. CLAY LT. COL. SHELDON WILSON LT. COL. BRADFORD W. COUSAR LT. COL. RUSSELL S. WOOD LT. COL. ROBERT S. CREECH LT. COL. JOSEPH F. ZINGARO LT. COL. KONATA A. CRUMBLY LT. COL. BRIAN A. ZWICKER LT. COL. PATRICIA J. CURTIS MAJ. ARIF N. ALI LT. COL. DERRICK S. DAILEY MAJ. RONALD M. ALLIGOOD LT. COL. NANCY M. DAKIN MAJ. NICHOLAS L. ANTHONY LT. COL. CHRISTINA L. DARVEAU MAJ. MERRICK P. BARONI LT. COL. CHRISTOPHER D. DAVIS MAJ. DANNY M. BARTON LT. COL. JONATHAN M. DREW MAJ. PHILIP S. BATTEN LT. COL. CHARLES E. DROWN JR MAJ. WILLIAM D. BENNIS LT. COL. VALERIE A. DUNHAM MAJ. JEFFREY M. BERRY LT. COL. CHRISTOPHER M. DUNLAP MAJ. KENNETH E. BILLINGS LT. COL. VICTORIA A. ELLIS MAJ. SCOTT R. BISHOP LT. COL. THOMAS J. FAULK JR MAJ. JOHN G. BLACKBURN LT. COL. KEITH D. FILER MAJ. JAMES E. BOURGEAULT LT. COL. MICHAEL M. GESSER MAJ. BRIAN S. BOWEN LT. COL. JACQUELINE E. GIBSON MAJ. THOMAS B. BOWMAN LT. COL. DANIEL W. GOWDER MAJ. MICHAEL H. BRANTLEY LT. COL. REBECCA A. GRAY MAJ. DONALD T. BRIDGES LT. COL. RONALD B. GREER JR MAJ. ROGER M. BROOKS IV LT. COL. NEAL D. GURI MAJ. DONALD M. CAMP JR LT. COL. LARRY W. HADWIN JR LT. COL. ELIZABETH A. HARRISLAMKIN MAJ. BILLY J. CARTER JR MAJ. JENNIFER L. CARVER LT. COL. JOHN R. HICKS MAJ. ABBY E. CHANDLER LT. COL. CHADWICK Q. HILDE MAJ. ALTON A. CHINSHUE LT. COL. FANEY L. HILLIARD MAJ. LESTER A. CLAXTON LT. COL. AMY D. HOLBECK MAJ. JESSICA L. COL.BERT LT. COL. DARIN R. JACOBY MAJ. CHRISTINA A. COOMER LT. COL. DAVID A. JOHNSON MAJ. VANESSA K. COX LT. COL. ROBBY A. KEY MAJ. ALLAN T. DELACRUZ LT. COL. EDWARD A. KING MAJ. REX E. DELOACH JR LT. COL. KRISTOPHER A. KRUEGER MAJ. TODRICK L. DOBSON LT. COL. JULIO R. LAIRET MAJ. AMY E. DREW LT. COL. CHRISTOPHER S. LEA MAJ. EVELYN D. DURHAM LT. COL. JOLENE M. LEA MAJ. JAMES W. EDENFIELD JR LT. COL. GREGORY R. LEWIS MAJ. BRIAN K. ELLIS LT. COL. MICHAEL G. LEWIS MAJ. BRIAN M. FERGUSON LT. COL. TROY J. LEWIS MAJ. JASON M. FERGUSON LT. COL. ANNA M. LIKOS MAJ. JAY C. FORD LT. COL. CHRISTOPHER T. LUDLOW MAJ. SEAN P. FOX LT. COL. ANDREW D. MAGNET MAJ. NORMAN A. FRANCIS LT. COL. RICHARD H. MANSFIELD MAJ. ALEX L. GENIO LT. COL. JAMES P. MARREN MAJ. JESICCA N. GREER LT. COL. RENEE M. MASSEY MAJ. STEPHEN M. GROGAN LT. COL. ROBERT D. MUCCULLERS

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MAJ. JACK W. GROOVER III MAJ. RYAN W. HAMPTON MAJ. CHRISTOPHER M. HANES MAJ. BJORN E. HELGESON MAJ. MERYL B. HENRY MAJ. STEPHEN R. HOLT MAJ. CHARLES A. JACOBS MAJ. WILLIAM J. JACOBS MAJ. LAUREN W. JAMES MAJ. TRAVIS W. JAMES MAJ. TIMOTHY D. JOHN MAJ. TROY E. JOHNSON MAJ. TODD W. JONES MAJ. SEGFRIED B. JUCKNIES MAJ. DEBORAH L. KEENE MAJ. JOHN R. KENARD MAJ. CHERYL D. LAFLAMME MAJ. RYAN S. LATHAN MAJ. TASHA L. LSCOMBE FOLDS MAJ. JOHN M. LLOYD MAJ. CHARLES A. LOIACONO JR MAJ. MATTHEW T. LOIBI MAJ. PHILIP G. MALONE MAJ. ANDREW A. MARTIN MAJ. WILLIAM J. MARTIN II MAJ. LORI L. MCCORVEY MAJ. EMER F. MCDANIEL JR MAJ. ANTHONY M. MCRAE MAJ. JOHN A. MIMS MAJ. JAMES J. MOCKALIS MAJ. MICHAEL R. MOORE MAJ. KENNETH W. NICHOL MAJ. ANTHONY S. OGLE MAJ. RAYMOND G. PAWLIK JR MAJ. GORDON L. POLSTON III MAJ. JENNIFER R. POLSTON MAJ. DARIN P. PORTER MAJ. TERRI PROSPERIE MAJ. DAVID O. PROWELL MAJ. BENJAMIN O. REESE MAJ. JEFFREY M. REYNOLDS MAJ. TIMOTHY M. RILEY MAJ. DOUGLAS M. ROBERTSON MAJ. MICHAEL T. ROY MAJ. GARETT E. RUBY MAJ. ROBIN A. RUIZ MAJ. STEVIE E. RUSHING MAJ. AMY L. SANDBOTHE MAJ. ROBERT T. SANGSTER MAJ. CHRISTEL A. SCHWEIZER MAJ. JASON D. SCOTT MAJ. JAMES F. SMALL MAJ. ERIC S. SMITH MAJ. RICHARD C. SMITH MAJ. CEZARY SNIADECKI MAJ. KEITH S. STANDRING MAJ. WILLIAM E. STCLAIR MAJ. TREVOR S. SWAIN MAJ. CHRISTOPHER SWANN MAJ. HECTOR M. TAPIAMARQUEZ MAJ. JAMES F. TAYLOR JR MAJ. ANDREW H. TENEBAUM MAJ. SHANNON D. THOMPSON MAJ. WENDELL V. TROULLIER MAJ. AMY A. WALLACE MAJ. BRIAN P. WALSH MAJ. CHARLES B. WARREN MAJ. STACY B. WATSON MAJ. BRADLEY M. WEBB MAJ. COL.IN C. WILLIAMS CAPT. JAMES E. ADAIR CAPT. JEREMY E. ADAMS CAPT. SETH C. ADLER CAPT. KENNETH D. AUTRY CAPT. PAUL H. BAILEY CAPT. BILLY W. BASSETT CAPT. HOPE A. BELL CAPT. STEVEN A. BIRD CAPT. COURTNEY A. BLAKE CAPT. JAMES R. BRADLEY CAPT. MICHAEL D. BRADLEY CAPT. DANIEL J. BRITT CAPT. ADAM S. BROWN CAPT. HENRY H.T. BRIJMBY CAPT. REBECCA M. BURTON

CAPT. CHRISTOPHER W. COL.LINS CAPT. JOEL A. CONRAD CAPT. MARK A. COOK CAPT. JOHN A. CRAVEY CAPT. DAVID S. CRUDEN CAPT. MELVIN D. CUTLIP CAPT. DEAN D. DALY II CAPT. VINCENT L. DAVIS CAPT. MONICA R. DEAN CAPT. TIMOTHY A. DIGNAM CAPT. JAMES D. DIXON CAPT. DANIEL J. ENGLISH CAPT. ROBERT S. FERGUSON JR CAPT. JENNIFER M. FINCH CAPT. JENNY C. FLORIN CAPT. AKILAH A. FORD CAPT. ROY L. FOUNTAIN JR CAPT. PHILLIP B. GELLINS CAPT. CLAYTON F. GIBBS CAPT. ELI M. GRIMM CAPT. JOVONSIA R. GUIDRY CAPT. DOUGLAS D. HARRIS CAPT. BRICE M. HAYDEN CAPT. SAMUEL C. HEINSELMAN CAPT. THOMAS E. HERSCH CAPT. SACRIAL S. HOWARD CAPT. PHILLIP A. INIGO CAPT. DANA A. IONITA CAPT. DARIN D. JACKSON CAPT. GRETA D. JACKSON CAPT. MIA Y. JACOBS CAPT. DEAN P. JOHNSON CAPT. ELISA L. JONES CAPT. SARAH V. KATHE CAPT. SHYLAH D. KIRCH CAPT. AMANDA L. KIRSCHKE CAPT. NATHAN W. KIRSCHKE CAPT. MATTHEW R, KRAUSS CAPT. MICHAEL C. LAUNIUS CAPT. JUSTIN T. LESAK CAPT. CASEYLEE J. LIPSCOMB CAPT. BRENT A. MATHIS CAPT. GREGORY P. MCGAHEE CAPT. KEVIN S. MCKAY CAPT. KIERAN C. MCLEODHUGHES CAPT. BENJAMIN K. MILLER CAPT. BENJAMIN H. MOODY CAPT. CHRISTOPHER D. MOORE CAPT. THOMAS E. NALDRETT CAPT. KENITRA R. NEWMAN CAPT. WENDELL L. NOBLE CAPT. ILEANA G. OSHEA CAPT. JAMES J. OSHEA CAPT. SONJA R. PATTERSON CAPT. MITCHELLE J. PAULK CAPT. BRADLEY W. PEAK CAPT. ROLANDO L. PEREZ CAPT. MICHAEL T. PERRY CAPT. ROBERT R. PETERSON CAPT. MANTIS L. PINEIRO CAPT. TROY D. PITTMAN CAPT. CHRISTOPHER J. PROVENCE CAPT. ALAN M. RATLIFF CAPT. ALLEN C. REDMOND CAPT. RANDY J. REID CAPT. BRANDON L. RIEKER CAPT. GODFREY G. RITTER JR CAPT. DANIEL J. ROUTIER CAPT. ERIN M. SAYSON CAPT. JONATHON R. SCHULZ CAPT. DANIEL Q. SPIER CAPT. PAMELA STAUFFER CAPT. STEVEN E. THOMPSON CAPT. COL.E J. WAGNER CAPT. LISA B. WHITE CAPT. WILLIAM D. WHITE CAPT. JASON T. WIMES CAPT. BRYANNA P. WOOLEY CAPT. CHAD A. YOUNG CAPT. KERBY A. YOUNG CAPT. DAVID M. ZABOROWSKI 1ST LT. DANIEL M. ADKINS 1ST LT. RYAN M. BAKER 1ST LT. JEFFREY E. BEZORE 1ST LT. CHRISTOPHER B. BURKE


1ST LT. SHANTEL M. CARTER 1ST LT. MONICA L. EBERT 1ST LT. BRADLEY J. ERICKSON 1ST LT. ANDREA N. FABIAN 1ST LT. CHRISTOPHER J. FOX 1ST LT. JEFFREY L. GEBHARDT 1ST LT. HENRY GIBBS III 1ST LT. JOHN M. GREENE 1ST LT. MIKIA B. GRISSETT 1ST LT. JEFFREY T. HARRELL 1ST LT. ASIA D. HOLLINGSWORTH 1ST LT. ALBERT C. HOLMES JR 1ST LT. TRAVIS S. HUTCHINSON 1ST LT. NATHAN W. LAND 1ST LT. ROBERT A. MAYNER

1ST LT. SARAH A. MERCER 1ST LT. PETER C. MUNCY 1ST LT. DESIREE M. PATTERSON 1ST LT. CASEY E. PATTON 1ST LT. GLEN T.PEOPLES 1ST LT. SARAH E. PERRY 1ST LT. EMIL H. PHAM 1ST LT. KEVIN D. RHODEBACK 1ST LT. JENNIFER N. ROBERTS 1ST LT. ERIC M. SCHULTZ 1ST LT. COL.BY C. SUTTLES 1ST LT. TODD A. SWANSON 1ST LT. PATRICK M. WHEBLE 1ST LT. SELENA J. YOUNG 2ND LT. LAUREN A. CAMPBELL

2ND LT. EDRIC A. CARTER 2ND LT. BILLY L. COX 2ND LT. DUSTIN D. DUGGER 2ND LT. GARRETT A. FABER 2ND LT. WESLEY A. FENNEL 2ND LT. CICELY F. GEORGES 2ND LT. KELLYN C. HALL 2ND LT. BRENT A. HUMPHRIES 2ND LT. WILLIAM G. HUTTO 2ND LT. CHADWICK R. HYPES 2ND LT. KARONDA C. IVERY 2ND LT. JOSE LOPEZFORNES 2ND LT. DAVID M. MILLER 2ND LT. TINA L. SAMPSON 2ND LT. DYLAN C. YOUNG

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2015 Georgia Department of Defense Annual Report