Colonel Gregory E. Wood

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Colonel Wood is Vice Commander, 30th Space Wing and Western Range, Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), Vandenberg AFB, California. The wing's forces conduct spacelift and range operations, and support operational and developmental missile system testing for the Department of Defense from the West Coast of the United States. Vandenberg AFB is the only U.S. platform for polar orbit launches and the only location to conduct intercontinental ballistic missile testing without over-flying populated areas.       

 

Colonel Wood received his commission through Reserve Officer Training Corps after graduating from Purdue University in 1992 with a degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. He has held various operational and staff positions involving nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles, spacelift, and space operational testing and evaluation.  He holds Master of Science degree in Space Operations from Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson AFB, OH and Master of Strategic Studies from Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL.

 

Prior to assuming his current duties, Colonel Wood served as the Chief of Program Assessments on the Principal Department of Defense Space Advisor Staff at the Pentagon, Washington D.C.

 

EDUCATION

1992     Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Purdue University,

             West Lafayette, IN

1996     Master of Science degree in Space Operations, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright

             Patterson AFB, OH

1997     Undergraduate Space and Missile Training, Vandenberg AFB, CA

1999     Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL

2000     Distinguished graduate, Peacekeeper ICBM Initial Qualification Training, Vandenberg AFB, CA

2003     Air Command and Staff College (by Correspondence)

2008     Air War College (by Correspondence)

2014     Master of Strategic Studies, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL

 

ASSIGNMENTS
1. Jun 93 – May 95, Emergency Actions Officer, Grand Forks AFB, ND
2. May 95 – Dec 96, Graduate Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson AFB, OH
3. Jan 97 – Nov 97, Booster Operations Controller, 1st Space Launch Squadron, Cape Canaveral AFS, FL
4. Nov 97 – Jan 99, Chief of Training, 1st Space Launch Squadron, Cape Canaveral AFS, FL,

5. Jan 99 – Dec 99, Chief, Delta Standardization & Evaluation, 45th Operations Group, Cape Canaveral AFS, FL
6. Jan 00 – Apr 00, Student, Peacekeeper ICBM Initial Qualification Training, Vandenberg AFB, CA
7. May 00 – Apr 01, Combat Crew Commander, 400th Missile Squadron, FE Warren AFB, WY

8. Apr 01 – Sep 02, Senior Peacekeeper Combat Crew Evaluator, 90th Operations Group, FE Warren AFB, WY
9. Sep 02 – Jul 03, Wing Executive Officer, 90th Space Wing, FE Warren AFB, WY

10. Jul 03 – Jul 06, Launch Vehicle Program Element Monitor, HQ Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, CO
11. Jul 06 – Aug 07, Launch Safety Officer, 45th Space Wing, Patrick AFB, FL
12. Aug 07 – May 09, Operations Officer, 45th Launch Support Squadron, Cape Canaveral AFS, FL

13. May 09 – May 11, Deputy Director of Engineering, 526th ICBM Systems Group, Hill AFB, UT
14. Jun 11 – Jun 13, Commander, 17th Test Squadron, Schriever AFB, CO
15. Jul 13 – May 14, Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL
16. Jun 14 – Jun 16, Chief, Program Assessments, Principal DoD Space Advisor Staff, the Pentagon

17. Jul 16 - Present, Vice Commander, 30th Space Wing, Vandenberg AFB, CA

 

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Defense Superior Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Air Force Achievement Medal

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with 5 devices

Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with 1 device

Combat Readiness Medal

National Defense Service Medal with 1 device

Global War on Terror Service Medal

Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with 2 devices

Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon with 4 devices

Air Force Training Ribbon

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant 17 Mar 93    

First Lieutenant 17 Mar 95

Captain 17 Mar 97

Major 1 Jul 03

Lieutenant Colonel 1 Jul 08

Colonel 1 Nov 14

(Current as of July 2016)