Arnold Air Society is proud to present Major Gabbe Kearney with the 2022 National Honorary Commander Award!

Major Gabbe Kearney attended Michigan State University, where she received her commission through Air Force ROTC. She was greatly involved in Arnold Air Society, having served in a variety of positions to include National Commander from 2010 to 2011, National Conclave Chief of Protocol, RCON Commander, Region VI Vice Commander, Squadron Director of Operations and Squadron Training Officer. Outside of AFROTC, she was involved with the Silver Eagles Drill Team and Russian Club. After graduating in 2012, Maj Kearney went on to become an AAS-SW National Advisory Consultant.

Although departed from active duty in 2018, she continues her military service through the Portland Air National Guard as a Maintenance Operations Officer in the 142nd Maintenance Squadron. Here, she is responsible for directing the efforts of over 255 Airmen charged with maintaining 21 F-15Cs, generating over 3K sorties annually.

On the civilian side, Gabbe Kearney works for GE Aviation, involved in their Military Officer Leadership Program (MOLP). MOLP is a two-year rotational program, spread throughout GE. It is a unique experience to lead three different business positions which utilize military leadership skills, while developing new requirements to succeed in the corporate environment. As well, she is the co-founder of Good Luck, Don’t Suck Consulting Group, armed with the mission to help their clients find their potential and guide their journeys to become the best version of themselves. A lifetime member of the Air Force Association (AFA), she serves on the Aerospace Education Council and in the position of Emerging Leader Program Committee Lead.

Maj Kearney currently lives in Washington D.C., married to an active duty TACP officer, who
was also involved in Arnold Air Society. He was a member of the Hap Arnold Squadron at the University of Cincinnati, and they met during an RCON held in Detroit in 2009. They have two children at 2 and 4 years of age.

Arnold Air Society is honored to continue our long legacy of National Honorary Commander
with Major Gabbe Kearney.

Published by Arnold Air Society National Staff 2021 – 2022

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