In 2012, during Operation Enduring Freedom, Maj. Gregory Harris, then a captain, deployed to Bagram Airfield with the 41 Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron, 455 Air Expeditionary Wing, as the mission crew commander of an EC-130H. Serving as the mission crew commander, he was responsible for ensuring the flight crew successfully (and safely) completed the mission: providing counter communication support to coalition forces. While deployed, Harris was part of a special operations raid supporting a mission that made an everlasting impression and continues to significantly impact his life.
Following this mission, and upon returning home from his deployment, Harris was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Through sharing his story, he is determined to show Airmen that one can receive successful ongoing treatment and continue to serve as a vital member of the Air Force.