Golden Gate Wing Guest Speaker Archive

Presentation Date: June 22, 2017

Staff Sergeant, John Gates, United States Air Force (Retired)

John entered the Army at age 16 and served as a medic. 

 Later, he joined the Air Force and served as a crew chief:

 -- in Vietnam on B-57s.

 -- at Wendover AFB Utah and Beale AFB California on U-2s and SR-71s.

 After more than 20 years of service, John retired in the rank of Staff Sergeant.