Herman Dennison Ross was born in 1946 inLong BeachCalifornia. He graduated in 1969 from an Oklahoma State University with a BAEd, a Double Major in Education and History along with a Minor in Economics He earned his MAEd in 1973. He was a secondary school teacher for four years on a Navajo Reservation. He entered the Air Force in 1973 and retired in 2001 as a command pilot with the rank of LtCol. He is a disabled veteran due to a back injury sustained in an aircraft incident. He is the father of two children and “Poppy” to four grandchildren.
Dan as he is known to his friends, currently resides with his wife Cherri inReno,Nevada. He enjoys his retirement life building and flying aircraft. His primary goal in life is to wake up every morning.
BAEd degree earned in 1969
MAEd degree earned in 1973
Secondary school teacher 1969-73 Shiprock NM
Entered USAF Oct 1973
Commissioned 2Lt Feb 1974
Graduated Navigation School Mather AFN CA Nov 1974
Stationed Kadena AB JA Strategic Air Command (SAC) as KC-135A Navigator, promoted 1Lt 1975-1976
Graduated Pilot training, promoted to Captain 1977-78
Stationed Beale AFB CA (SAC), Copilot, Pilot, Instructor Pilot KC-135Q 1978-1982
Stationed Wurtsmith AFB MI (SAC), Instructor Pilot, Simulator Instructor KC-135A, promoted Major 1982-1985
Stationed March AFB CA (SAC), Pilot, Instructor Pilot KC-10A, Flight Safety Officer, Chief of Safety 1885-1989
Stationed Offutt AFB NE (SAC), HQ SAC Chief of Safety KC135/KC-10 Operations, promoted to LtCol 1989-1993
Stationed McClellan AFB CA Air Combat Command (ACC), Detachment 4, 2nd Aircraft Deployment Group 1993-1996 (sustained back injury in aircraft incident)
Stationed Beale AFB CA (ACC), Ass’t Operations Officer 9th Operations Support Squadron 1996-2001
Retired Beale AFB CA 1 Jan 01 — 29 years 0 months 22 days.
Washoe County Reno NV Sheriff’s Posse, Search and Rescue, Air Squadron, Training and Safety Officer and Vice Commander and Commander,2006-present
Board of Directors Fleur de Lis Townhomes Home Owners Association, President Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Director, 2004-present.
Member of the Stead Airport Users Association, currentlyt serving on the governing board as Secretary, 2009-present.