It was a great honor to officiate the retirement of CMSgt Kevin "Shot" Hendershot, the USAF Munitions Career Field Manager. Chief Shot is a true American Patriot, Warrior, and Leader. Welcome to Life 2.0 Chief!
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Carl stated "I absolutely love what I'm doing as a consultant...helping businesses achieve their goals & working national defense issues is a true honor. It's incredibly satisfying to help a company by providing expertise, understanding, or guidance on an issue or program.
It's also great to reconnect with many of the great folks I've served with over the years while we partner together as consultants."
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During his career, Carl served as a two-time major command logistics director. First, at Headquarters, Pacific Air Forces and then at Headquarters, Air Combat Command (ACC). During these assignments, he was responsible for aircraft maintenance, munitions and logistics activities while he also provided oversight of the infrastructure investment and force protection programs.
Carl's core focus areas were to ensure aircraft maintenance, munitions, logistics readiness, engineering, and security forces units achieved high levels of readiness, while ensuring they were ready to deploy for combat on short notice. He also worked with various staff agencies, MAJCOMs, the inspector general, and wings to increase sortie production, sortie generation and readiness. Brig Gen Buhler (ret) also ensured Air Force Engineering and Technical Services (AFETS) personnel were provided high-quality technical training and support to field-level units spanning the globe.
A member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars & the American Legion, while on active duty, retired Brig Gen Buhler deployed to the cease-fire phase of Operation Desert Storm, as well as to Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. His experience extends to commanding the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Group in Southwest Asia, the 78th Air Base Wing at Robins AFB in Georgia, and the Ogden Air Logistics Complex at Hill Air Force Base in Utah (one of three Air Force sustainment and maintenance depots). Active with the Thunderbirds Alumni Association, Carl Buhler served as the United States Air Forces Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" maintenance officer during the 1997 and 1998 show seasons.
My desire to join the Air Force began in the sixth grade, likely due to my Dad serving on active duty in the Air Force. Years later, I joined the Air Force JROTC program at Lowndes High School for three years, then the Air Force ROTC program at Valdosta State College for four years. After graduating and receiving a commission, I continued on active duty and served almost 29 years with the Air Force.