Although the caption doesn't give CS2 Kowall's unit, I suspect that he may be a Seabee. Seabee cooks are equally at home with a M-60 machine gun as with a spatula.
Divide and Conquer
4 days ago
PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (June 4, 2010) -- Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Pete Kowall, from Enterprise, Miss., provides security during a mission in Sharana district. Kowall works for the Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team as a supply technician and also works as a gunner while on missions outside the base.
U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Demetrius Lester.