Lt Col Jim Coe

Lt Col Jim Coe

Dates of Service: Jun 1969 - Aug 1991
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  • AB Aug 67
  • 2d Lt Jun 69
  • 1st Lt Dec 70
  • Capt Jul 72
  • Maj Mar 80
  • Lt Col Feb 85
Commissioning Source:  ROTC, Jun 1969

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Happily retired, but proud Air Force veteran. Diverse career spanning over 40 years building and leading teams, completing projects, and building business. 22-year Air Force career included extensive staff experience blended with operational transport and training aircraft flying. Expert technical and professional writer-editor; PowerPoint ranger.

Military Experiences

Aug 1988 - Jun 1991
Operations Staff Officer (J3/J4)
Planned military exercises for Unified Command and its Transportation Component Commands. Original member of USTRANSCOM staff (1988). Planned, directed and evaluated the first major command post exercise in which USTRANSCOM participated, PROUD EAGLE 90, in partnership with Joint Staff J7, Services, Agencies, and Transportation Component Command. Chief Requirements Team during Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM. Chief, Exercise Branch. (Lt Col)
Oct 1987 - Aug 1988
Air Operations Officer (J3-AIR)
Managed sourcing and deployment of Special Operations Forces to joint service exercises and operations. Original member of USSOCOM staff when it was established in 1987. (Lt Col)
Jan 1986 - Sep 1987
Air Operations Staff Officer (J3-AIR)
Managed sourcing and deployment of Air and Ground Forces to joint service operations and exercises. USREDCOM as force provider tasked Army Forces Command and Air Force Tactical Air Command (ARRED and AFRED) for forces. Also worked with Joint Communication Support Element and Joint Task Force HQ to provide specialized capabilities to the theater Combatant Commands. Helped plan raid on Libya. Transitioned to USSOCOM when USREDCOM stood down in 1987. (Lt Col)
Dec 1981 - Jan 1986
C130E Instructor Pilot
Instructed C-130E aircrews in air-land and airdrop operations. Qualified to operate aircraft into remote radar sites in harsh arctic environment. Chief Training and Aircrew Life Support. Managed air operations group training program and aircrew life support program. Provided training program planning and support to airlift squadrons. Managed training flying hours. Coordinated aircrew life support equipment maintenance with host Wing. Director Current Operations. Managed airlift support for Alaskan Theater of Operations. Scheduled C-130, C-12, and contracted aircraft to deliver supplies and personnel to remote austere locations throughout Alaska and Canada. Ensured training and readiness requirements were met. Supported joint exercises in Alaska. (Maj-Lt Col)


(9 months)
Dec 1973 - Jan 1974
Commanded C-130E aircrew supporting resupply mission in US Southern Command AOR.
Mar 1973 - Jun 1973
RAF Mildenhall UK
Command C-130E aircrew in support of US committments to NATO incluidng exercises, resupply, and airdrops.
Jul 1971 - Sep 1971
RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom
Fly C-130E aircraft in support of US commitments to NATO including airdrops, exercises, resupply missions.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Army Civilian Education Supervisor Course

Army Civilian Education Basic Course

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008

Army Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course

Feb 1982 - Mar 1982

Air-ground Ops Crs

Feb 1981

USAF Arctic Survival School

Jul 1976 - Sep 1976

USAF Flight Safety Officer Crs

Additional Specialization(s)
Security Clearance
None / Expired

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

1965 - 1969

University of Tulsa

Bachelor's Degree

Personal Information

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