Combat Airlifter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Kevin Gorlitz

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  • By Airman 1st Class Saisha Cornett
  • 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Name and Rank: Staff Sgt. Kevin Gorlitz

Unit: 19th Communications Squadron

Official Duty title: Vulnerability Management Supervisor

Hometown: Orlando, Florida

Time in service: 12 years

Time at Little Rock: 5 years

Goals: Generate wealth, complete additional cyber certifications and own a home

Hobbies: Shooting, scuba diving, video games and Gundam models

Gorlitz conducted the squadron’s first immersion for 12 Arkansas Civic Leaders, highlighting external threats to base and state missions, reinforcing interagency cyber defense collaboration.

Additionally, he worked a non-IT task after overhearing the 189th Staff Judge Advocate was experiencing Adobe issues, quickly restoring his signature functions. Gorlitz also and trained 14 Airmen and crafted a standard operating procedure that cut future fixes 96%!

Finally, he responded decisively to his Airman’s severe abdominal pains, taking him overnight to the emergency room for appendectomy surgery and preventing a possible life-threatening event.