Georgia Defender Earns Coveted Governors Twenty Tab

TSgt Derek Pollock of the 165th Security Forces Squadron, Georgia Air National Guard, and his team of four Defenders competed in the Andrew Sullens State Marksmanship Competition held at Ft. Stewart Georgia this past weekend.

With only two Air Force teams, the odds were stacked against them, but they held their own against their Army counterparts and adverse weather conditions throughout the four day event.

The competition included shots with the M9 from 50 meters, iron sights on the M4 out to 400 meters, plus M870 and M24 in different settings.

TSgt Pollock was awarded the Governors Twenty tab for his expertise and precision using the M4 rifle during a variety of shooting scenarios.

This is the first time a Defender has earned the tab in the Georgia National Guard.

Pollock’s teammates included MSgt Nate Short, SrA Jeff Weaver, and SrA David Parker, all from the 165th Security Forces Squadron out of Savannah, GA.

Article by MSgt Peter K. Bowden
NGB/A7S – Security Forces Training Manager

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