7/23/2008 - Airmen of Raider 21 -- Lieutenant Gerren graduated Summa Cum Laude from Saginaw Valley State University with a 4.0 grade point average. He entered active duty service on May 20, 2004 upon graduation from officer training school. Whilst at OTS he earned a small arms marksmanship ribbon.
Lieutenant Gerren attended joint undergraduate navigator training at Pensacola, Florida Aug. 13, 2004. Whilst at JUNT he graduated with an overall academic score of 98.8 percent and had above average scores in all four of four checkrides. He graduated JUNT Apr. 21, 2006 and proceeded to Randolph AFB, San Antonio to attend Electronic Warfare Officer Training School on Sept. 29, 2006. While there he was lauded for performing above average on academic tests with an average of 97.39 percent and a flight simulator average of 91.25 percent - leading to him graduating in the top third of his class.
He graduated Electronic Warfare Officer training Feb. 14, 2007 then was assigned to a B-52 Formal Training Unit in April 2007 and had a 99.58 grade point average. He graduated the FTU and became a member of the 20th Bomb Squadron in Nov 2007 and deployed six months later to support the Air Force Pacific Command presence objectives in the summer of 2008.