Michael G
Writer #17987
Sumter, SC
Joined 1/23/2017
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14 Projects
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Writes complex operational sections of USAFCENT annual history using Microsoft Office; develops outline and assigns topics to three civil service historians and three contractor historians. Trains civil service and military historians prior to deployment; develops in-residence and distance courseware; provides functional advice and assistance to deployed historians; evaluates final contingency histories. Assists expeditionary units develop heraldic emblems and performs subdued color conversions on final emblem artwork using CorelDraw. Researches requests for classified information from war planners and staff. Develops SharePoint applications and workspaces to automate and streamline processes. Supervises four employees.
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Writes complex sections of USAFCENT annual history using Microsoft Office; develops outline and assigns topics to civil service historian and two contractor military analysts. Manages document collection plan. Trains civil service and military historians prior to deployment; develops in-residence and distance courseware; provides functional advice and assistance to deployed historians; evaluates final contingency histories. Assists expeditionary units develop heraldic emblems and performs subdued color conversions on final emblem artwork using CorelDraw. Researches requests for classified information from war planners and staff. Develops SharePoint applications and workspaces to automate and streamline processes. Supervises three employees.
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Acted as focal point on enlisted issues for various group and squadron commanders. Coordinated morale and disciple matters with senior enlisted leaders. Deployed to Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan to ensure morale, health, welfare, and discipline of enlisted force supporting Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Advised commanders on specific disciplinary matters and assisted with administrative, non-judicial punishment, and court-martial actions. Qualified and served as physical training leader to ensure fitness of enlisted force.
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Documented the history of the 20th Fighter Wing; brought delinquent program up to date. Provided historical perspective to commander and staff to assist in decision-making process. Deployed (02/2003 – 09/2003) to document the combat history of the 363d Air Expeditionary Wing, the largest USAF organization during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, and subsequent closure of Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia.
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Served as 100th Air Refueling Wing historian; established 100th Air Expeditionary Wing history office (deployed in place) for NATO Operation ALLIED FORCE and documented participation of B 52, B 1, KC 135, RC 135, E 3, and E 8 aircraft; conducted interviews with crew members to fill in gaps in documentation; produced monthly contingency histories for duration of conflict. Moved to Headquarters, Third Air Force immediately following terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001; documented headquarters staff and contingency response cell activities directing response.
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Dual-hatted as 39th Wing and 39th Air and Space Expeditionary Wing historian (deployed in place) documenting USAF participation in Operation NORTHERN WATCH. Returned office to functionality following magnitude 6.9 earthquake. Advised commander and staff on past Turkish labor union strikes against USAF facilities ensuring safety of 5,000 military and family members. Documented wing response to longest-ever labor strike against USAF and captured 1998 United States Air Forces in Europe award for excellence in historical publications.
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Served as 97th Air Mobility Wing historian. Deployed to 4404th Wing (Provisional) at Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia; documented wing participation in Operation SOUTHERN WATCH and wing activity in the aftermath of Khobar Towers bombing. Garnered 1996 Air Education and Training Command program excellence award.
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Developed and delivered courseware for avionics guidance and control systems courses. Evaluated instructors teaching methods. Developed modules to grade and analyze tests and administer student and instructor databases using commercial off-the-shelf software and optical mark reader when system support ended. Earned Air Education and Training Command Master Instructor award.
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Analyzed and repaired avionics system malfunctions on aircraft and in back shop environments. Maintained standard and specialized avionics test equipment. Trained and supervised airmen. Wrote technical data for Lear Model 201 automatic flight control system and Northrop NAS-21A astro-inertial navigation system. Earned Strategic Air Command Master Technician award.
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Specialties

research, writing, military history, avionics, technical traininig

Interests

history, technology, aeronautics, avionics, navigation, aircraft, leadership, Christianity, Catholic

Education

Community College of the Air Force

1) Teaches military subjects, such as employment and deployment of weapons systems, military aspects of geopolitics, and defense concepts in United States Air Force technical training courses.

2) Specializes in teaching subjects concerned with particular branch of USAF tactics, such as aerospace science and military science.

3) Specializes in teaching theory of operation and practical maintenance of aircraft systems, such as automatic flight control systems, pitot-static systems, and inertial navigation systems.

4) Prepares reports of attendance, grades, and training activities.

5) Keeps records of training accomplishments and confers with supervisory personnel regarding training needs.

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Serving as an Air Force (military and contractor) historian for over 20 years, Michael has authored more than 30 classified, multi-volume, unit histories. He wrote many of those histories in combat zones to cover air operations in the Middle East. He has also written historical content for two Air Force base websites. He currently serves as senior historian for the Air Force's headquarters that plans and executes air operations in the Middle East and south Asia.

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14 Projects Completed

Although Michael's primary military duties involved writing the annual unit history, he frequently assisted the Public Affairs office by authoring articles on historical topics. His work included a series on the Tuskegee Airmen, another series on the historical roles and contributions of women in the Air Force, and feature-length article on the history of Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, when U.S. forces departed after Operation Iraqi Freedom major combat operations in 2003.

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