Assemblymember Chau Recognizes Ron Bow As Veteran Of The Year

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

SACRAMENTO - Today, Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) recognized Ron Bow, as the 49th Assembly District’s 2017 Veteran of the Year during the 10th Annual Veteran’s Recognition Luncheon hosted at the Sacramento Convention Center.

“I am honored to recognize Ron Bow as the Veteran of the Year, an individual of immense courage, conviction, and patriotism,” said Assemblymember Chau.  “Ron Bow dedicated his life to serve our country in the United States Air Force where he received numerous decorations and awards in recognition of his superb leadership and devotion to duty.”

Ron Bow served in the United States Air Force from 1981 to 1985, during which time he was trained as a Heavy Equipment Operator and held assignments at Hahn Air Force Base in Germany and Hurlburt Field Air Force Base in Florida, where he received additional training as a “Red Horse” member of an elite construction unit that mobilizes anywhere in the world regardless of a country’s peace or wartime situation.

Upon the completion of his tour of duty, Ron Bow returned to the United States and began a 20-year commitment as an active Air Force Reservist, and while assigned to the 445th Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, he attained the rank of Technical Sergeant (E-6) and became the Heavy Equipment Section Superintendent. From 1994 to 2000, Ron Bow was deployed in humanitarian missions to places, such as Ecuador, Jamaica, Germany, and Korea.

In 2000, Ron Bow was selected to an Individual Management Assignment at Headquarters Pacific Air Command Air Force, and, as a Master Sergeant (E-7), managed all Civil Engineering Heavy Equipment Assets in the Pacific Command, for which he received the PACAF Command Award as the IMA Reservist of the Year in 2002. He retired from the military in 2005.

The Veteran of the Year Recognition Luncheon is an annual event in the City of Sacramento for Legislators to recognize veterans from their district for their distinguished service and outstanding contributions to their communities.