Gordon M. Amsler



Preferred Name: 
Gordo

Nickname/Call Sign:

Date of Birth: February 23, 1934

Highest Military Grade Held: Lieutenant Colonel, O5

Hometown: Huntsville, AL

Biography

“I regret not having had more flying experience in fighter squadrons.  It was an honor and a privilege to have served with some many great pilots and the maintenance people who supported us.”

Since retiring from the USAF:

11/1977-6/1989  Senior Engineer, Alabama Power Company

1986-1991  Student at the University of Alabama, School of Commerce and Business Administration Doctoral program in Human Resource Management.  Completed in December 1991.

8/1992-5/2001  Troy State University, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and (1999-2001) Chair, Department of Marketing, Management and Economics

2001-2002 Visiting Professor, School of Business, Samford University, Birmingham, AL

2002—2003 Director, Faculty and Curriculum, Huntingdon College, School for Business and Professional Studies, Montgomery, AL

2003-2005 Realtor, Russell Lands, Alexander City, AL

2005-present: yardman, upstairs houseboy, downstairs houseboy, general flunky, struggling golfer

Units Assigned

  • 9/1954-12/1955 Aviation Cadets class 56-F (PA-18, T-6, T-28, T-33)
  • 4/1956-5/1960 UPT Instructor, Laredo AFB, and Craig AFB  (T-33)
  • 8/1960-6/1962  AFIT, OK. State University, Stillwater, OK  (T-33)
  • 6/1962-5/1964  ASD, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH  (C-47, T-39)
  • 6/1964-6/1965  Sondrestrom AB, Greenland (SA-16)
  • 6/1965-5/1967  309th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Homestead, FL/Tuy Hoa AB, Vietnam (F-100)
  • 6/1967-12/1967 614th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Phan Rang AB, Vietnam (F-100)
  • 12/1967-12/1970 Command Post, HQ PACAF, Hickam AFB HI (T-33)
  • 1/1971-5/1973 430th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Nellis AFB, NV  (F-111)
  • 5/1973-5/1974  347th Open Mission Systems/428th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Takhli AB, Thailand (F-111)
  • 6/1974 –6/1975  Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • 6/1975- 11/1977  Hq TAC, Langley AFB, VA (T-39)
  • 11/1977 Retired USAF

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

PA-18
T-6
T-28
T-33
C-47
T-39
SA-16
F-100
F-111

Military Education

  • 9/1962-12/1962 SOS, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • 5/1965 ACSC (correspondence)
  • Industrial College of the Armed Forces (correspondence)
  • 1974-1975  Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL

Civilian Education

  • 1951 Huntsville High School
  • 1960-1962  Oklahoma State University, BS Civil Engineering
  • 1968-1970  University of Southern California, Hawaii Branch, MAOM
  • 1983-1986  Samford University, MBA
  • 1986-1991 The University of Alabama, Ph.D.
Biography

Biography

“I regret not having had more flying experience in fighter squadrons.  It was an honor and a privilege to have served with some many great pilots and the maintenance people who supported us.”

Since retiring from the USAF:

11/1977-6/1989  Senior Engineer, Alabama Power Company

1986-1991  Student at the University of Alabama, School of Commerce and Business Administration Doctoral program in Human Resource Management.  Completed in December 1991.

8/1992-5/2001  Troy State University, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and (1999-2001) Chair, Department of Marketing, Management and Economics

2001-2002 Visiting Professor, School of Business, Samford University, Birmingham, AL

2002—2003 Director, Faculty and Curriculum, Huntingdon College, School for Business and Professional Studies, Montgomery, AL

2003-2005 Realtor, Russell Lands, Alexander City, AL

2005-present: yardman, upstairs houseboy, downstairs houseboy, general flunky, struggling golfer

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 9/1954-12/1955 Aviation Cadets class 56-F (PA-18, T-6, T-28, T-33)
  • 4/1956-5/1960 UPT Instructor, Laredo AFB, and Craig AFB  (T-33)
  • 8/1960-6/1962  AFIT, OK. State University, Stillwater, OK  (T-33)
  • 6/1962-5/1964  ASD, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH  (C-47, T-39)
  • 6/1964-6/1965  Sondrestrom AB, Greenland (SA-16)
  • 6/1965-5/1967  309th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Homestead, FL/Tuy Hoa AB, Vietnam (F-100)
  • 6/1967-12/1967 614th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Phan Rang AB, Vietnam (F-100)
  • 12/1967-12/1970 Command Post, HQ PACAF, Hickam AFB HI (T-33)
  • 1/1971-5/1973 430th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Nellis AFB, NV  (F-111)
  • 5/1973-5/1974  347th Open Mission Systems/428th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Takhli AB, Thailand (F-111)
  • 6/1974 –6/1975  Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • 6/1975- 11/1977  Hq TAC, Langley AFB, VA (T-39)
  • 11/1977 Retired USAF

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

PA-18
T-6
T-28
T-33
C-47
T-39
SA-16
F-100
F-111

Military Education

  • 9/1962-12/1962 SOS, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • 5/1965 ACSC (correspondence)
  • Industrial College of the Armed Forces (correspondence)
  • 1974-1975  Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL

Civilian Education

  • 1951 Huntsville High School
  • 1960-1962  Oklahoma State University, BS Civil Engineering
  • 1968-1970  University of Southern California, Hawaii Branch, MAOM
  • 1983-1986  Samford University, MBA
  • 1986-1991 The University of Alabama, Ph.D.
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