Staff Sgt. Pierce Gillis hails from King, North Carolina, and has been in the Air Force since 2010. He is a tactical aircraft maintainer and some of his responsibilities include performing scheduled inspections, functional checks and preventive maintenance on tactical aircraft and aircraft-installed equipment, maintaining and repairing all parts of the aircraft and ensuring that the aircraft are properly serviced with fuel, hydraulic fluid and liquid oxygen. Gillis was stationed at Aviano Air Base, Italy prior to joining the team. His hobbies are spending time with his family and weightlifting.