SSgt Jim Gilmore

SSgt Jim Gilmore

Dates of Service: Jun 1970 - Sep 1982
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Promotions

  • AB Jun 70
  • Amn Jul 70
  • A1C Jan 71
  • Sgt Apr 72
  • SSgt May 75

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Bio 

From the age of 15 I knew I wanted a career in, on or around aircraft. I started in a Cessna 150, TN: N22649. After high school I went direct to active duty. I had neither the money or the grades to do college. My USAF career kept me in contact with airplanes first as a mechanic, then an air traffic controller, back to maintenance (blew my flight physical) then finally as a machinist.

Military Experiences

Apr 1978 - Sep 1982
Machinist
Machinist
Sep 1977 - Apr 1978
Student
Machinist Apprentice
May 1975 - Sep 1977
Aircraft Maintainer
Crew Chief KC-135A TN:58-0079
Feb 1975 - May 1975
Aircraft Maintainer
Flight line maintenance KC-135 Aircraft.

Deployments

(2 years, 3 months)
Sep 1972 - Mar 1973
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Vietnam War
Quick Service Supervisor C-141, C-5 and C-124 Aircraft
Mar 1972 - Sep 1972
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Vietnam War
Quick Service Supervisor, C-141, C-5 & C-124 Aircraft
Mar 1971 - Mar 1972
U-Tapao AB, Thailand
Repair and Reclamation mechanic B-52 & KC-135 Aircraft.

Military Credentials

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

1971 - 1973

University of South Vietnam

Associate Degree, War Studies

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