Dr. Charles J. Gross
The author is the former Air National Guard history chief at the National Guard Bureau.
Dr. Gross has written numerous articles and studies focused primarily on the USAF reserve components. He also chronicled the Air Guard’s struggle to become a relevant force after the Korean War.
Gross holds a Ph.D. in military history from Ohio State University. He served in the Ohio Air National Guard’s 179th Tactical Fighter Group from 1972 to 1976.