Retired Captain Joe Gaddis
We’re honored to bring to you, appropriately in this month of September, an interview with Joe Gaddis, a 62 year old OLD SCHOOL DAD®. Joe spent 20 years in the military as a navigator, flying on the B-52 aircraft. He also spent many years on staff as a command post controller at Kedena Air Base on Okinawa, Japan. His final assignment was at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. He worked in operations plans as the Executive Manager for Emergency War Orders.
Joe lives in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife of 38 years, Liz Rucker Gaddis, and has two wonderful daughters Akeba and Ramona, 30 and 36 years old respectively, living in Los Angeles.
After his retirement from the military, he began teaching in the Fort Worth Independent School District. He taught Integrated Physics and Chemistry. He was recruited from the classroom to work with the district, helping to write curriculum and work with teachers and principals in improving pedagogical skills in the classroom.
Joe retired in 2006 and is enjoying retirement, traveling and working with the church. He is truly an unsung hero.
Tony L. Harris