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Service Personnel: November 19, 2011
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, ALA. - Major Gregory A. Messel, assigned to the 434th Air Refueling Wing, Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind., completed Air Command and Staff College (ACSC) from the Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

Messel is a 1994 graduate of Brodhead High School and is the son of Walter and Bernadette Messel of Brodhead.

ACSC is the Air Force's intermediate professional military education (PME) school and prepares field grade officers of all services, primarily majors and major selects, international officers, and U.S. civilians to assume positions of higher responsibility within the military and other government arenas.

The academic program consists of 11 eight-week courses with seven core courses and four concentration courses, for a total of 33 semester hour's credit. Students graduating from the Joint Warfare Concentration will receive intermediate level PME (non-resident) and Joint Professional Military Education Phase credit along with a Master's degree.