SSgt. Robert Gutierrez, a joint terminal attack controller assigned to Hurlburt Field, Fla., has been nominated for the Air Force Cross—the service's second highest award for valor. As of Sept. 2, 2011, the award was still pending the signature of Air Force Secretary Michael Donley. Here, Gutierrez poses for a photo, less than two months before the Afghanistan operation on Oct. 5, 2009, for which he has been nominated.
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