Master Sgt. Gregory T. Kuhse, of Kalamazoo, Mich. was born Feb. 12, 1979; the son of Linda Joseph Kuhse. Master Sgt. Kuhse was a graduate of Comstock High School and enlisted in the United States Air Force on Mar. 6, 1996.

In June 1996, shortly after completing basic training on Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Tx., Master Sgt. Kuhse moved to Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., where he worked in the 83rd Fighter Weapons Squadron, under the 53rd Wing, as an Information Management Specialist.

Three years later, in January of 1999, he moved again, this time to Keflavik, Iceland where he worked as an Information Workgroup Manager in the 85th Operations Squadron, an arm of the Iceland Defense, and the sole provider of Iceland’s air sovereignty.

Two years later, in January 2001, Master Sgt. Kuhse transitioned to Whiteman Air Force Base, in Mo. Here, he was put in charge as a quality assurance workgroup manager for the 509th Operations Support Squadron. While there, he deployed to Qatar where he supported the Special Operations Command central mission.

He stayed at Whiteman for four years before moving once more in 2005 to Robins Air Force Base, Ga. where he worked for the 373rd Training Squadron, Detachment 6. He held two jobs while there, the Quality Assurance Workgroup Manager and Information Manager. In 2009 Master Sgt. Kuhse left his old career field and cross-trained into Manpower, and moved yet again, but this time, to Moody Air Force Base, Ga.

While stationed at Moody, he had his second deployment, this time to Shaw Air Force Base in support of the AFCENT mission, supporting 23 wings in Southwest Asia. Not only did he start his manpower career, but be he also met and later married Torri.

Greg’s last military move, in 2013, was to the 3rd Manpower Requirements Squadron, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, where he worked in C-Flight as an analyst, and after promotion to Master Sergeant, he moved to B-Flight, serving as the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, responsible for producing Air Force Manpower Standards and Requirements.