TITLE

The Long, Winding Road

AUTHOR(S)
Wagers, Scott
PUB. DATE
July 2003
SOURCE
Airman;Jul2003, Vol. 47 Issue 7, p45
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article profiles chief master sergeant Norman Marous of the U.S. air force. He's the oldest, longest-serving chief master sergeant in the Air Force. Scoffing at any references about extinction, this giant of a mammal is very much alive and breathing, articulate and compassionate, driven and inspirational--a living specimen in an era of revered senior noncommissioned officers. For airmen today, who think it's inconvenient to get a commander's approval for a pay advance, imagine having to obtain permission to get married. According to Marous, those below the rank of staff sergeant who tied the knot without prior command approval could be denied dependent entitlements. While Marous balanced dual careers in banking and aircraft avionics, the Air Force was heavily involved in Operation Rolling Thunder over Vietnam.
ACCESSION #
18265380

 

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