May Airman Spotlight

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The 175th Wing would like to present Master Sgt. Geoff Rose, who works in current operations with 175th Intelligence Squadron, as this month's Spotlight Airman. While at lunch, Rose saved a life by preforming the Heimlich maneuver to stop a fellow airman from choking.

Here is some more information about Master Sgt. Geoff Rose:

Name: Geoff Rose
Rank: Master Sgt.
Unit: 175th Intelligence Squadron
Job Description: Intelligence Squadron current operations
Hometown: Abingdon, Maryland
Joined the MDANG: 2000
Total Service: 14 years
Family: Wife, son and daughter
Favorite Movie: "Field of Dreams"
Last book read: "Threat Vector" by Tom Clancy
Favorite food: Uno's Pizza
Favorite Sports Team: Baltimore Orioles

Tell us about your military career: Honestly, I joined the National Guard because I was 23, working at Wal-Mart and had to do something with my life. I joined as a munitions technician and I am currently a network intel analyst. I'm still brand new to the intel squadron, so I don't have any memories yet. All my memories are ammo memories. I went on all four A-10 combat deployments. My best memory is pulling out a satisfactory during the last Operational Readiness Inspection. We had struggled during all our Operational Readiness Exercises leading to the ORI, so expectations were low. During the ORI, our night crew had issues that almost failed us, but our day crew ran two flawless days of operations to pull out the satisfactory.

Tell us your brief life story:  I am an Air Force brat, born at Mather Air Force Base, Sacramento, California.  After my dad retired, we settled in Bel Air, Maryland and I graduated from Bel Air High School.  My first consistent job was at Wal-Mart.  I started diong man days in 2002, which led to an AGR tour and then a full time technician slot in munitions.  I was hired as the 135th munitions shop supervisor in 2010 and moved to the new Intelligence Squadron when the 135th was deactivated.