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Wing NCO Advisor

About the Wing NCO Advisor

Staff Sergeant Ray Lukic is the Alaska Wing NCO Advisor to the Wing Commander and the command staff. In this capacity, SSgt Lukic also formulates plans, establishes policies and procedures in an effort to attract enlisted service members currently serving or have served in the military. SSgt Lukic entered the Civil Air Patrol in 2018 at the Polaris Composite Squadron, serving as a Cadet Programs Officer and Character Development Instructor. As an injured veteran, SSgt Lukic volunteers in order to continue his service to the nation and the United States Air Force.

SSgt Lukic has served in the US Air Force from 2002 to 2009 as a Battlefield Weather Forecaster, deploying with the US Army’s 4th Infantry Division to Iraq in 2005-2006. As a civilian, SSgt Lukic worked in the law enforcement career field since 2010. SSgt Lukic is married to 1LT Jessica Lukic, USAR, and loves spending time with their five children and traveling. If there is any free time, SSgt Lukic enjoys studying military history and its culture. SSgt Lukic obtained his Private Pilot Single Engine/Land and sUAS licenses in 2018.

EDUCATION

2017 Associates in Applied Science, Firearms Technology, Sonoran Desert Institute, Scottsdale, AZ
2008 Bachelors in Natural Science and Mathematics, Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, NJ
2008 Associates in Applied Science, Meteorology, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL
2006 Airman Leadership School (Class Commander), Eielson Air Force Base, AK
2002 Associates in Applied Science, Computer Aided Drafting, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL

ASSIGNMENTS

1.    June 2018 – January 2020, Cadet Program Officer, Polaris Composite Squadron, AK
2.    October 2019 – Present, Wing NCO Advisor, Alaska Wing
3.    October 2019 – Present, Wing sUAS Program Assistant Director, Alaska Wing
4.    January 2020 – Present, Assistant Webmaster, Alaska Wing and Polaris Composite Squadron
5.    March 2020 – Present, Deputy Commander for Cadets, Polaris Composite Squadron, Anchorage, AK

SPECIALTY TRACKS AND BADGES  

Cadet Programs, Technician
Historian, Technician  
Character Development Instructor (in training)
Ground Team Member 3 Badge

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Benjamin “O” Davis Award
Leadership Award
Membership Award
Brig Gen Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager Award

MILITARY DECORATIONS

Air Force Commendation Medal with OLC
Army Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with OLC
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with OLC
National Defense Service Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal with Service Star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon
Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon

Senior Meteorologist Badge
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia/Former Wartime Service - 4th Infantry Division

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

2d Lieutenant – June 2018 (Mission Related)
Staff Sergeant – October 2019 (Military NCO)

(Current as of January 2020)

 

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