Staff Sgt. Cole N. Condiff, 29, was a special tactics combat controller with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, FL. He fell from a C-130 last Tuesday during a planned static-line jump over the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard air and boat crews spent over 130 hours searching over 4,909 square-nautical miles over four days but were unable to locate him.
Condiff was a static-line jumpmaster, military free-fall jumper, combat scuba diver, air traffic controller and a joint terminal attack controller. He was trained for immediate deployment into combat operations to conduct reconnaissance, global access, precision strike and personnel recovery operations. Condiff is survived by his wife, their two daughters, his parents, sister and two brothers.