31 May '12, 3pm

Captain @20FighterWing named top #AirForce fighter tactician

Captain @20FighterWing named top #AirForce fighter tactician

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (AFNS) -- Every year the Air Force spotlights the most outstanding fighter tactician from the combat air forces. The search combs through hundreds of pilots from four major commands, the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve. For 2011, the Air Force's outstanding tactician isn't a general, a colonel, a lieutenant colonel or even a major. He's a captain from the 20th Fighter Wing: Mike Richard, 20th Operations Support Squadron, the wing's chief of weapons and tactics. Richard recently learned that he has earned the Lt. Gen. Claire Chennault Award, an annual honor sponsored by the Air Force Association. Chennault was commander of the famed "Flying Tigers" in World War II, whose innovative tactics made him victor in the air and a legend among aviators. His job is to prepare the 20th Operations Group's 157 pilots with the tactics they need to succe...

Full article: http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123304182

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