Rod Powers is a retired Air Force First Sergeant with 22 years of active duty service.
Rod has covered the US Military for About.com since 1999. He is the author of ASVAB for Dummies, Barrons' Officer Candidate School Tests, Veterans Benefits for Dummies, ASVAB AFQT for Dummies, Basic Training for Dummies, and 1,001 ASVAB Practice Questions for Dummies. Rod is wholly familiar with military life, having been stationed or deployed to several bases around the world during his 22 years of service, before retiring as an E-8, First Sergeant. His military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with three oak-leaf clusters.
Powers is a distinguished graduate of the Air Force NCO Academy, Senior NCO Academy, and the Air Force First Sergeant Academy. He has a degree in Personnel Administration from the Community College of the Air Force.
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