MSgt. Gary Solomon, a munitions systems specialist from Kadena AB, Japan, has become the first non-marine to receive the Gung-Ho Award at the Marine Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academy’s Advanced Course on Okinawa. The marines attending the course present the award to the individual they believe demonstrated the most outstanding motivation and teamwork. Solomon decided to take one of two non-marine quotas for the eight-week course.
After a long period in which munitions were almost an afterthought and sacrificed to pay for other priorities, the Air Force needs to focus on them in order to have the right “package” of capabilities for future conflicts, Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. said June 7.