For the last 30 years Chief Master Sgt. G “Steve” Cum has been an example to many by demonstrating leadership, bravery, and healing. It started in the Fall of 2001 when he was deployed in Afghanistan and came in contact with his first combat casualty. That was the moment he realized his purpose in the Air Force and truly learned the meaning behind people over hardware. He has helped trained over 34,000 medical airmen and always encourages them to take advantage of the opportunities that they are given.