Airman 1st Class Richard Kline, 11th Wing Command Post protocol specialist and U.S. Air Force Honor ceremonial guardsmen
He is a means of continuity and expertise in the 11th Wing Protocol Office. He has trained nine protocol specialists in the code of traditional precedence, customs and courtesies and military etiquette in matters of ceremonies and events.
Kline exhibited his ability to spearhead large, high-visibility National Capital Region events including coordinating the U.S. Forces-Iraq return which finalized the bringing of American troops home. Furthermore, Kline reacted to a 24-hour turnaround on a Presidential mission with participation of the Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in tow for a flawless ceremony.
Some of Klines' responsibilities include establishing scripts, itineraries, seating and parking for distinguished visitors, conferences and special events, managing funds, and advising and guiding on all Andrews' group and squadron changes of command, retirements and promotion ceremonies.
Since completing Basic Military Training, technical school and the Air ForceHonor Guard Training Course, Kline has recently earned his B.A. in Business Administration at Jones International University 2012. In his personal life, Kline is an outdoorsman with strong interest in criminal justice and history.