Duke Danforth’s Article “Combat Controller in Iraq”
May 30, 2014
The Air Force Museum Foundation Journal recently published an article written by MTSI co-worker Duke Danforth.
While in the Air Force, Duke was a combat controller with ten combat deployments and three combat jumps. In the 24th Special Operations Wings, he worked as an instructor and helped combat controllers and Joint Tactical Air Control Party members earn their joint terminal attack control certifications. He also authored the concept of operations to validate A-10 aircraft landings on dirt and unimproved runways and he worked the first A-10 dry lake landing in over 20 years. Duke now works for Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) and continues to support the Air Force mission by providing subject matter expertise to improve the equipment provided to combat controllers.
Duke’s article originally appeared in the spring 2014 Friends Journal magazine, a publication of the nonprofit Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc., www.afmuseum.com, and the full article appears here with their permission.