Gene  Johns
     
MSgt, USAF Retired
      
Author - Poet - Song Writer
      Two-time State Bowling Champion

Hometown: Vero Beach, Florida

Offspring: 4 children (two boys/two girls); 6 grandchildren (3 boys/3 girls)

Education:
- Graduate: Vero Beach Senior High (1968 - 1972)
  - Vero Beach, Fl

- Graduate: Community College of the Air Force
  - AS Degree-Personnel Administration (1992)
- Life: 1954 to Present
 
  - Parenting: 1975 to Present
  - Grandparenting: 1998 to Present

Politics: Registered Republican; Libertarian leaning on social Issues & conservative on economic & military Issues - I voted for and proudly support Donald Trump as President! 

Favorite Talk Radio HostsRush Limbaugh; Neal Boortz (retired); Sean Hannity

ReligionNone; 

Favorite Music: Real Country Music, 50's & 60's Pop/Rock n Roll

States I've lived in: Florida, Oregon, Colorado, Georgia, West Virginia, Alaska, Alabama

Hobbies/Passions: America, American Politics, Writing, Internet, Music, Movies, Storms, Travel, Bowling (no longer active)

Greatest Thrills of my Life (not counting marriage or birth of my children): Bowling my first 300 game; Bowling my first 800 series; Winning the Georgia State Scratch All-Events Championship; Being promoted to Master Seargent in the U.S. Air Force; White water rafting in North Carolina; Parasailing in Key West, Florida

                 

Military Service
 

United States Air Force - Retired 
- Time in service: 21 years, 9 months, 10 days
- Enlisted: August 21, 1972
- Retired: June 1, 1994

- Retired Rank Master Sergeant

- Awards & Decorations
 
-  Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters; Air Force Achievement Medal; Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster; Air Force Organizational Excellence Award; Air Force Good Conduct Medal with six oak leaf clusters; National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star; Air Force Overseas Short Tour Ribbon; Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with four oak leaf clusters; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Military Education Graduate Ribbon with one oak leaf cluster; Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with Service Star  (M-16 Rifle & .38 Caliber Pistol); Air Force Training Ribbon; Meritorious Unit Award 

- Other Achievements 
  - Senior Enlisted Member of the Quarter
     - AFROTC Southeast Region, 1 October - 31 December 1990
  - Professional Performer designation by ATC Inspector General, 31 August 1990
  - Outstanding Personnel Manager of the Year (1991), AFROTC Southeast Region
  - Staff member of  "Best AFROTC Detachment in the Nation 1992"
    - AFROTC Detachment 145 - Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

- Stationed at: Tyndall AFB, Fl (Twice); Mt Hebo AFS, Or; Peterson AFB, Co; Moody AFB, Ga
  Beckley MEPS, Wv; Clear AFS, Ak; AFROTC-FSU, Tallahassee, Fl; Maxwell AFB, Al 

                    

Author of the following books:

      

 A Conversation about God and Religion: Co-written with David Bivens - two friends with two different views about God and religion.

Things I've Written: A collection of essays, poems, songs and short stories I have written over the years.

Gainsay: This book is about why I believe mandatory public school uniforms, without an opt-out provision for any reason, is unconstitutional. 

 

                                                        Bowling Achievements
                                                                    

Won more than twenty tournaments including:
                                                                                      

Two Times State Champion:  

- 1982 Georgia Scratch All-Events Champion
- 1983 West Virginia Scratch Doubles Champion (with Gary Mills)


Nine Times Association Champion:  

- 1978 Panama City (FL) Men's Bowling Association
   - Handicap Doubles Champion (with Clarence Youngblood)
   - Scratch Doubles Champion (with Clarence Youngblood)
   - Scratch Team Champion
  
- Scratch All-Events Champion

- 1979 Panama City (FL) Men's Bowling Association
   - Scratch Doubles Champion (with Clarence Youngblood)

- 1983 Beckley (WV) Men's Bowling Association   
  
- Scratch Team Champion

- 1984 Beckley (WV) Men's Bowling Association
   - Scratch Doubles Champion (with Gary Mills)

- 1985 Beckley (WV) Men's Bowling Association
   - Scratch Team Champion

- 1989 Tallahassee (FL) Men's Bowling Association 
   - Scratch Team Champion
   
      
                                                                                     

                                                                 

- High Games:  300 (4), 299 (2)
- High Series:   
824, 801 (6 series in the 790s)
Highest League Average: 228 (05'-06'); 224 (07'-08')


                   

 In Loving Memory

                                                 of my Sister
 Gwendolyn Catherine Johns
January 1, 1959 - November 15, 1976 (17)




In Loving Memory
               of my Dad
 Eugene T. Johns Sr. 
April 20, 1933 - April 13, 2004 (70)
 U.S. Navy Veteran - Korean War