CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT RICHARD D. KISLING
RICHARD D. KISLING
THIRD CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT OF THE AIR FORCE
OCTOBER 1, 1971 - SEPTEMBER 30, 1973
Before entering the AAF in 1947, Chief Kisling served with the
U.S. Army of Occupation,
assigned to the Intelligence Section of the 3rd Infantry Division
stationed in Germany.
The responsibility of the Intelligence Section was to work with
the Russions in the
Repatriation of Displaced Persons into the Western Zone.
"This was a very complex and
sesitive mission, and we soon learned, says Kisling,
that we could not trust the Russians".
Chief Kisling, after serving a distinguished career in the Air
was diagnosed in January, 1985 as having Lou Gehrig's Disease
and died November 3, 1985 twenty-two days
before reaching his 62nd birthday.
Several Air Force Facilities are named
in Honor of CMSAF Kisling, Encluding:
SENIRO NCO ACADEMY, MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA - "KISLING HALL"
KISLING CHAPTER OF AFA, SIOUX CITY IOWA
- KISLING NCO ACADEMY IN GERMANY
- "KISLING MEMORIAL DRIVE" AT RAMSTEIN AFB, GERMANY.