Col Robert Wallace

Col Robert Wallace

Dates of Service: Jun 1951 - Sep 2014
RETIRED
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  • 2d Lt Nov 52
  • 1st Lt Sep 53
  • Capt Jun 55
  • Maj Apr 60
  • Lt Col Apr 71
  • Col Dec 88
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Bio 

Born Wilkes-Barre, PA; Enlisted Army Reserve, 1950; Xfered to USAF 1952; Married 1957; 3 Children, 6 grand children, 7 great grand children; Assigned Cape Canaveral Air Force Station 1963; USAF Air Reserve 1978; Widower 1988; Recalled 1999 as a Command Pilot; Officially retired September 2014. Live in Titusville, FL, with my dog Little Tootsie.

Military Experiences

Jun 1999 - Aug 2009
Instructor Pilot
Train and certify all recalled pilots for the C130. Also my crew and I volunteered to participate in getting packages and mail to Ramstein, Germany, in time for the Christmas season - known as "Santa Claus Flight". Discontinued flights in 2009 per the POTUS. Short deployment to Afghanistan.
Nov 1972 - Jun 1999
Pilot
Elected Reserve Duty. Relieved as Squadron Commander. Assigned duty at SAR Pilot on C130.
Mar 1970 - Nov 1972
Pilot in Command
Squadron Commander of 920th SAR Sqd.
May 1955 - Aug 1956
Pilot
Command Pilot on C47

Deployments

(2 years, 8 months)
Apr 2014 - Aug 2014
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Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
PIC of C130. Upgrading air drop procedures. Received wonds, evac to US, put in for retirement - approved for 18 September 2014.
Jul 2005
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Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Flew 1st Colalition aircraft into Baghdad Airport after being secured by ground troops.
May 2004 - Jul 2005
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Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
Training flight crews on Low Level Altitude air drops.
Jun 1999 - Dec 1999
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Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
Command Pilot of C130; Air dropping supplies and equipment in Eastern Afghanistan

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Feb 1980 - Jun 1980

USAF War College

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Jul 1951 - Nov 1952

Foreign Language Skills

1954

German (-/4)

1951

French (4/5)

Security Clearance
Secret

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

1975 - 1976

John Bate University

Doctorate

1956 - 1959

West Chester University

Bachelor's Degree

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