SPRINGFIELD, Ohio --
A retirement ceremony was held for Brig. Gen. Gregory N. Schnulo, the assistant adjutant general for the Ohio Air National Guard, at 2 p.m. Oct. 15 here.
Schnulo enlisted in the Air Force Reserves in 1980 and transferred to the Ohio Air National Guard in 1983. In 1988, Schnulo received a commission through the Academy of Military Science at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tennessee.
While serving in the Ohio Air National Guard, Schnulo earned the title of a Master Navigator in the KC-135 E/R. Schnulo held a variety of operational and staff assignments to include Air Director of Staff for the Ohio National Guard and two wing commander positions.
In August 2011, Schnulo became the wing commander here. Schnulo held the position for four years.
“It was such an honor to work under Schnulo’s leadership,” said Tammy Remley,Schnulo's former administrative functional manager at the 178th Wing. “He truly cared about the people who worked for him.”
Remley described how Schnulo shaped her Air National Guard career.
“He always made me want to be better, and he taught me that change was a great way to grow personally and professionally,” said Remley.
After 37 years of military service, Schnulo reflected on his career.
“It has been a great thing seeing what all the Airmen around the state do,” said Schnulo.
“The people make the culture, but the culture continues because of the people,” said Schnulo.
Schnulo gave a final piece of advice to Airmen.
“There are so many things that you can do in the Ohio Air Guard. Just be willing to change, look for opportunities [and] if an opportunity comes along, be prepared,” Schnulo.
“Be proud of the organization and don’t let it be a bad experience for you,” said Schnulo.
Maj. Gen. Mark E. Bartman, the adjutant general for the Ohio National Guard, discussed the impact Schnulo had on Airmen of all ranks.
“He had a very unique connection to all the Airmen and I think it comes from starting out as an enlisted member of the National Guard,” said Barman.
Schnulo’s connection with Airmen, and dedication to innovation allowed him to succeed as a general in the Air National Guard.