Georgia Air Guardsman and golfer represents U.S. in 2019 Military World Games held in China
By Barry Bena, 116th Air Control Wing
/ Published October 31, 2019
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --
Georgia Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Justin Broussard, an aerospace ground equipment craftsmen with the 116th Air Control Wing, was selected as one of only six men to represent the United States at the 2019 Military World Games in the golfing competition.
Broussard is one of 9,380 servicemen and women from 109 countries competing this week during the 7th International Military Sports Council World Games in Wuhan, China. The competition held every four years features 27 sports this year.
“Golf has always been a part of my life,” Broussard said. “And the chance to participate in the 7th Military World Games in China could truly be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
Broussard’s skills on the course have earned him opportunities at the national level. In 2017, he was invited to try out for the Air Force Team for the first time. He won the competition and was selected for the All Armed Forces Team.
“I am lucky to have great supervision that supports me trying out,” said Broussard. “They allow me to take time off from a busy, important mission to compete in a sport I am passionate about.”
As a member of Team JSTARS, Broussard supports the world’s only E-8C Joint STARS mission that provides manned, joint airborne command control, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capability to combatant commanders worldwide.
“I joined the Georgia Air National Guard because serving my country was always something I wanted to do,” Broussard said. “My entire family is proud of me. It truly is an honor to represent Team USA.”