ARSAGAerial Refueling Systems Advisory Group
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Having served as both an airlift wing and air refueling wing commander and having flown countless hours in both the KC-135 Stratotanker and C-17 Globemaster III, Gilmour brings a wealth of both tanker and receiver experience to his position with ARSAG.
"It's people like Colonel Gilmour who make ARSAG such an effective organization," Lewis said.
Working with ARSAG, Gilmour has had a hand in writing tanker operating procedures and is heavily involved in making sure the KC-46A Pegasus fits well into the current aerial refueling landscape.
"And ARSAG is working hard to make sure it will mesh well with the international air refueling community."
ARSAG prides itself on fostering teamwork between the aviation industry and coalition air forces.
"It may be the only place you see Boeing, Airbus and system hardware engineers working side by side with military technical experts to ensure the products they produce work for the allied war fighters," the ARSAG website said.
Ed Schierberl, a Reservist who serves as operations officer for the 932nd Operations Support Flight, a unit of the 932nd AW at Scott AFB, Illinois, has been involved with ARSAG since February 2012.
Over the last six years since OUP, ARSAG has been working with the DOD, our NATO allies and close international partners to resolve many of the issues our team dealt with."
Schierberl said ARSAG is using lessons learned from operations like Unified Protector to prepare for the KC-46 and other new tanker platforms, like the KC-30, the Royal Australian air force's new air refueler.
"For well over a decade, AFRC has provided a voice to ARSAG that has allowed for continuity and overlap of the representative members that is unsurpassed by any other organization involved in ARSAG," Schierberl said.