Retired operator speaks to command and staff class

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  • By William Birchfield
  • 24th Special Operations Wing
Gathering of Eagles panel member, retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant William “Calvin” Markham, addresses members of the 2018 Air Command and Staff College graduating class, Maxwell Air Force, Alabama, May 29, 2018. The retired combat controller was the first Airman on the ground in Afghanistan in 2001, and is credited with eliminating more than 3,500 enemy fighters in less than two months through his deadly use of precise air power. (US Air Force photos by William Birchfield)