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

Politics: Libertarian on Social Issues/Conservative on Economic & Military Issues
Favorite Music: Real Country Music, 50's & 60's Rock n Roll
States I've lived in: Florida, Oregon, Colorado, Georgia, West Virginia, Alaska, Alabama
Hobbies/Passions: America, American Politics, Writing, Movies, Music, Storms, Bowling (no longer active)
                                  

Education:
- Graduate: Vero Beach Senior High (1972)
- Graduate: USAF Air Defense Command NCO Leadership School (1977)
- Graduate: USAF Tactical Air Command NCO Academy (1987)
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Graduate: Community College of the Air Force; AS Degree-Personnel Administration (1992)
- Life: 1954 to Present
 

                                       

Four children (2 boys, 2 girls); Six grandchildren (3 boys, 3 girls)

 

   

Military Service: United States Air Force - Retired (21 years 9 months 9 days) 
- Enlisted: August 21, 1972
- Retired: June 1, 1994
- 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 


- 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 Over-seas 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; Air Force Training Ribbon; Meritorious Unit Award
  - 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

                                                                                  

U.S. Air Force Qualified Expert Marksman with the M-16 Automatic Rifle and the .38 Caliber Pistol
   

Author of the following books:

     

 

Bowling Achievements


More than twenty tournament championships  including:
                                                                                      

Two time State Champion:  

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


Nine Time 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 Associaition
   - 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)
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Highest League Ave - 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