~MEMBERS CAREER BIOGRAPHY~



Jay Merz


John (Jay) E. Merz

Maj USAF (Ret)

 

Spouse of 46 years: Carol  three children, eight grandchildren

 

Jan 61 Grad Pilot Tng Vance AFB

 

Jul 61 Grad Survival School and Helicopter School (H-19 & H-23) Stead AFB

 

61-64 SATAF and Missile Site Support (H-19B) Malmstrom AFB SAC

 

64-65 Tactical Air Warfare Center (H-3C) Eglin AFB TAC

 

65-69 Recon Satellite Recovery & Shipboard Ops (H-3B) Hickam AFB AFSC

 

Aug 69 - Aug 70 21st SP Ops Sqdn (HH-3E) NKP RTAFB PACAF

 

70-71 USAF Helicopter School Instructor (HH-3E) Sheppard AFB ATC

 

71-74 Recon Drone Recovery (HH-3E) Davis Monthan AFB (DaNang NKP & Osan) TAC

 

74  Defense Language Institute (Spanish) Monterey CA (24 weeks)

 

75-78 Rescue Detachment Commander Theatre SAR Liaison Howard AFB Canal Zone

 

78-80 USAF Rescue School Instructor (HH-3E) Kirtland AFB MAC

 

AF Commendation Medal, Air Medal with ten OLC and DFC with one OLC

 

760 Hrs Combat, 4700 Hrs flying time

 

Active duty (Oct 59 Dec 80)

 

Florida State Univ BA, Webster Univ MA

 

1980 2006 (Northrop Grumman, DynCorp & Computer Science Corp) Support Contractors Vance AFB served as Vance AFB CE Community Planner, CE Industrial Engineer, Director Services, Human Resources & Labor Relations manager.

 

Retired Oct 06

    

 


        



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