Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Daivd A. Gasa has been selected to attend Officer Training School (OTS) at Maxwell Air Force Base, Montomery, Ala.
Selectees, both Air Force members and civilians, are chosen by a special board to attend OTS to be commissioned as second lieutenants in the Air Force upon graduation.
The 12-week officer procurement program is designed to train students in leadership studies, instruction and application, communications skills, professional knowledge and studies, management and officer skills, team building, military studies and international security, physical fitness training, and an air expeditionary forces field training deployment exercise.
Classroom lectures, readings, discussions, exercises and additional training activities combine to provide students with a broad and in-depth understaning of their role as Air Force officers.
After graduation, officers attend a career specialty technical training program to further develop their leadership and professional skills as Air Force officers. Technical training areas include pilot, navigation, and air battle management; space and missile operations, and several support-oriented career fields.
Gasa is a weather flight chief with 10 years of military service.
He is the son of William M. Gasa of Winfield, Ill., and Carol B. Gasa-Kittler of Whittier.
His wife, Jennifer, is the daughter of Steve and Becky Manriquez of Whittier.
In 1994, he graduated from Whittier High School, and received a bachelor's degree in 2005 from Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, NJ.
Whittier Daily New - Military News Wednesday, November 7, 2007