SOF Hero Highlight:
USAF Command Chief Master Sergeant Ramón Colón-López
After graduating basic military training as a Transportation Specialist Lackland Air Force Base, Texas he was stationed at Iraklion Air Station in Crete. He was deployed during the Gulf War. In 1994, he volunteered for Pararescue duty training and completed his training in 1996 with 12 of his original 113 PJ candidates. After completing the PJ "pipeline" he was assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron out of Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. While a member of the 48th RQS he participated in various assignments, among which were Operation Southern Watchand Operation Northern Watch as Combat Search and Rescue Team Leader.
From 1999 to 2005 Colón-López was a member of the 24th Special Tactics Squadronas a Special Tactics Element Leader. While a member of the 24th STS, from July 2002 to September 2004, Colón-López was deployed four times to Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan as part of a joint task force to several classified locations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. While deployed he participated in a series of joint operations, including direct assaults and combat search and rescue missions. During this time he also protected future Afghanistan president, Hamid Karzai. In another time, after a helicopter crash landed two Navy SEALs and López assaulted fortified enemy positions, killing five combatants and ensuring the safety of the remaining crew. He was selected to create and implement the unit's compartmented Personnel Recovery Advance Force Operations team, which serviced the entire Joint Special Operations arena.
That was just a little of his background in Pararescue. He now is more in administration, in the past being Superintendent of Training and later as interim Commandant of the Pararescue and Combat Rescue Officer School. He is always doing all he can So That Others May Live
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