Navy Helicopter Operations in the Arabian Gulf During Desert Shield and Storm
What the attendees will learn:
How a multi-national task force used helicopters during Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
During Desert Shield/Storm, Marc was responsible for tasking and operational control of 150+ helicopters flown from pilots from fourteen nations. It is his “Grandpa, what did you do during Desert Storm?” talk.
Navy and Army helicopter missions ranged from supporting Navy SEALs, combat search and rescue, counter smuggling and surveillance of neutral shipping in the Arabian Gulf. His presentation covers the types of missions flown and the challenges of tasking and controlling the helicopters from countries that included allies, former enemies as well as those who from non-aligned countries.