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MASTER SERGEANT STEVEN G. GORE

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Master Sergeant Steven G. Gore is the Superintendent of the 43d Operations Support Squadron, Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina. He is the commander’s principal advisor for health, welfare, and mission readiness of 85 enlisted, officer and civilian personnel. In this capacity, he ensures the 43d OSS effectively executes its mission, which is the rapid, precise outload of the XVIII Airborne Corps’ Immediate Response Force from Pope Army Airfield. He also oversees daily operations in Joint Airdrop Inspections, Enroute and Range Scheduling, and Airfield Management. These functions support both contingency operations and training for multiple warfighting partners across Fort Bragg, including: XVIII Airborne Corps, 82nd Airborne Division, Joint Special Operations Command, as well as all Air Mobility Command assets that operate from Pope Army Airfield.

Master Sergeant Gore was born in Charleston, South Carolina and entered the Air Force in February 1998. He began his Air Force career as a C-141B Starlifter loadmaster and subsequently cross-flowed to the C-17A Globemaster III in October 2002. He is a flying veteran of Operations Northern/Southern Watch, Joint Guardian/Forge, Allied Force, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn, Inherent Resolve, and numerous humanitarian relief missions around the globe. He has qualified in the C-141B and C-17A aircraft and has amassed over 4,000 total flight hours including over 1,000 combat hours and 300 developmental flight test hours.

EDUCATION
2003 Airman Leadership School – Charleston AFB, South Carolina
2012 USAF NCO Academy – Lackland AFB, Texas
2017 SNCO Academy – non-residence
2019 Assoc of Applied Science in Aircrew Operations, CCAF

ASSIGNMENTS
1. Mar 1998 – Sep 2002, C-141B Loadmaster, 6th Airlift Squadron, McGuire AFB, NJ
2. Oct 2002 – May 2011, C-17A Special Operations Evaluator Loadmaster, 16th Airlift Squadron, Charleston AFB, SC
3. Jun 2011 – Aug 2016, C-17A Flight Test Evaluator Loadmaster, 412th Test Wing, Edwards AFB, CA
4. Aug 2016 – Aug 2019, Command Manager, Aircrew Tactics, HQ AMC, Scott AFB, IL
5. Aug 2019 – Present, Loadmaster Superintendent, 43d Operations Support Sq, Pope AAF, NC

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Staff Sergeant – 1 Sep 2003
Technical Sergeant – 1 Feb 2010
Master Sergeant – 1 Jan 2015

(Current as of May 2020)