Technical Sergeant Kyle "WEST" Gove

Technical Sergeant Kyle M. Gove is the Pacific Air Forces F-16 Demonstration Team Avionics Technician and Specialist Expediter in the 13th Fighter Generation Squadron (FGS), 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan. He leads all demo team maintenance on over 34 avionics subsystems on the F-16. He also manages all maintenance efforts for Engines, Electronic & Environmental, and Avionics systems for 22 aircraft at the 13th FGS.

TSgt. Gove enlisted as an Airman Basic in 2013. He completed his technical training at Keesler AFB, Mississippi, and Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. Following initial F-16 training TSgt Gove was assigned to the 36th Aircraft Maintenance Unit at Osan AB, Republic of Korea, He has been with the Demonstration Team, based at Misawa Air Base, since October of 2022.

2017 Airman Leadership School, Misawa AB, Japan.
2021 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Kadena AB, Japan.
2023 Associate in Avionics Systems Technology, Community College of the Air Force.

1. Jan 2013 – March 2013, Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. April 2013 – May 2013, F-16 Avionics Systems Apprentice, Keesler AFB Mississippi
3. May 2013 – Oct 2013, F-16 Avionics Systems Apprentice, Sheppard AFB, Texas
4. Nov 2013 – Nov 2014, F-16 Avionics Systems Apprentice, 51st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Osan AB, ROK
5. Dec 2014 – Dec 2017, F-16 Avionics Systems Journeyman, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Misawa AB, Japan
6. Jan 2018 – Dec 2018, F-16 Avionics Systems Craftsman, 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Holloman AFB, NM
7. Dec 2018 – Jan 2021, CSS: Resource Advisor, 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Holloman AFB, NM
8. Feb 2021 – Nov 2022, Flightline Expediter, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Misawa AB, Japan
9. Dec 2022 – Present, Specialist Expediter, 13th FGS, Misawa AB, Japan
10. Oct 2022 – Present, PACAF F-16 Demonstration Team Avionics Technician

Air Force Commendation Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Joint Meritorious Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon

Airman Basic, 29 Jan 2013
Airman First Class, 29 March 2013
Senior Airman 29, July 2015
Staff Sergeant, 01 June 2015
Technical Sergeant, 01 June 2020