Garretson, Calvin SMSgt (Ret)

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Garretson, Calvin SMSgt (Ret)

Calvin Garretson, SMSgt, USAF (Ret)

Senior Master Sergeant Calvin Garretson retired from the Air Force in 2015 after 26 years of service.  Upon his retirement, he accepted a position at Nortside High School, Pinetown NC, as their Aerospace Science Instructor. In August of 2017 he transfered to Bunker Hill High School.

A native of Beckley, WV, he entered the Air Force in April 1989. He has been involved with F-111D, F-16C, and F-15E aircraft in various capacities as well as deploying in support of multiple Operations: PROVIDE COMFORT, DENY FLIGHT, SOUTHERN WATCH, NOBLE EAGLE, and ENDURING FREEDOM.

EDUCATION:

2015 – Bachelor of Business Administration Degree/Entrepreneurship, Brandman University

2002 – Associates Degree in Applied Science, Aircraft Maintenance Technology, Community College of the Air Force

2002 – Associates Degree in Applied Science, Instruction Technical Military Science, Community College of the Air Force

 

PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION:

1994 – Airman Leadership School

2002 – NCO Academy

2009 – SNCO Academy

 

ASSIGNMENTS:

  1. November 1989 – January 1992, F-111D Electrical & Environmental Systems Journeyman, 523rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Cannon AFB, New Mexico
  2. January 1992 – December 1994, F-16C Electrical & Environmental Systems Craftsman, 86 Maintenance
    Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany
  3. January 1995 – January 2001, F-15E Electrical & Environmental Systems Craftsman, 4thComponent Repair
    Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC
  4. February 2001– March 2005, F-15E Electrical & Environmental Systems Instructor, Detachment 1, 372d Training Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC
  5. April 2005 – February 2007, F-15E NCOIC Elect/Env, Egress Section Chief, and Production Superintendent,
    4th Component Maintenance Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC
  6. February 2007 – December 2008, F-15E Specialist Section Chief, Production Superintendent, 335th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC
  7. December 2008 – June 2010, Lead Production Superintendent, 334th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Seymour
    Johnson AFB, NC
  8. July 2010 – May 2015, Detachment Chief, Detachment 14, 373d Training Squadron, Travis AFB, California

 

MAJOR AWARDS, DECORATIONS, ACHIEVEMENTS:

Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters

Air Force Achievement Medal

Humanitarian Service Medal

Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

27th TFW Maintenance Professional of the Year 1991

NCOA Distinguished Graduate 2002

Occupational Instructor Certificate 2004

AETC Master Instructor 2005

4th Component Maintenance Squadron Maintenance Professional of the year 2007