CCT-The Eye of the Storm

Volume II – The GWOT Years

by Gene Adcock



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/31/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 438
ISBN : 9781477269961
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 438
ISBN : 9781477269978

About the Book

Almost as soon as the second hijacked 767 struck the south tower of the world trade center, Air Force Combat Controllers began to report to their bases and pack their gear. Spread around the world in special tactics squadrons, these airmen would provide the lightly armed U.S. Army Special Forces teams with a number of capabilities that would turn them into world-class killing machines."

John D. Gresham
Author, "Air Force Combat Controllers at War"
Afghanistan 2001

"These single Americans had the power to conjure lightning bolts out of the sky.........
....…what happened in Afghanistan is one of the most extraordinary stories in military history."

Mark Bowden
Author, "Blackhawk Down"
Somalia, 1999

"Individually, they are specially selected, specially trained, and, in support of special operations, almost daily bring American airpower to bear on our nation’s enemies. Indeed, they are very remarkable warriors, and this book will help many understand why so many of us hold our Combat Controllers in such incredibly high regard."

Dr. James G. Roche
Secretary of the United States Air Force
2001 - 2005

"…if you asked what tool of the trade would be the very last they would leave behind, you might be surprised at the answer. You would likely hear that it is not a tool that makes one nervous when it isn’t there, but rather a capability that is not organic to a troop of Delta Operators or Navy SEALs"

"Just because you are the best of the best does not mean you are the best at everything. Any Delta operator can vouch for the capabilities of the air force combat controllers, and very rarely goes on a ‘hit’ without the men who wear the scarlet berets."

Dalton Fury
Delta Force Commander, Tora Bora, December 2001
Author, "Kill Bin Laden" - 2008

About the Author

Gene Adcock, CMSgt, U.S. Air Force (retired) served in the Air Force from 1955 to 1977. As a special operations combat controller, he frequently deployed on classified missions in Vietnam and Laos during the Vietnam war. He is a life-member of the Combat Control Association (CCA); the Air Commando Association (ACA) and was inducted into the ACA Hall of Fame in 2010. He is a life member of the Airlift Tanker Association and President of the Combat Control School Heritage Foundation. Gene’s first military history, CCT - The Eye of the Storm is the story of the early years of Combat Control Teams from World War II to the turn of the 20th Century. His second history book, CCT - The Eye of the Storm, Volume II continues the history of USAF combat controllers. It concentrates on the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), in Iraq and Afghanistan in the 10+ year period following the terrorists’ attacks on the United States on 9/11. It features the unclassified stories about combat operations, combat training, and humanitarian missions during the period. The contents of this book are unclassified and were cleared for public release. In 1999, Gene wrote Electro-Optical Surveillance for the Security Source Library, ISBN 1-884674-00-3, a publication of CCS Security Publishing, Ltd. The 700-page encyclopedia describes the physics, construction and operation of image intensified night vision devices and thermal imagery. In addition to his books, Gene is a frequent contributor to technical and military magazines.