Harry M. Wyatt III


 

Preferred Name: Bud

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Date of Birth: January 26, 1949

Highest Military Grade Held: Lieutenant General

Hometown: Stillwater, Oklahoma

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Biography

“We need to make sure that we have one another’s back and recognize the fact that patriots come in all different sizes, shapes, colors, not all of them wear uniforms, some of them are employers, some of them are the family members who stay at home and take of business… We had the best-equipped and we have the best-trained military force on the face of the earth, right here in Oklahoma.” General “Bud” Wyatt entered the United States Air Force on June 24, 1971, following his graduation from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration. He received his commission on November 24, 1971, as the 50,000th graduate of the Air Force Officer Training School. He graduated undergraduate pilot training at Laredo Air Force Base, Texas on January 26, 1973. During August 1977, General Wyatt left active duty and entered into the Oklahoma Air National Guard. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1980. During his tenure with the Guard, General Wyatt served as a fighter pilot, flight commander, group commander, vice wing commander, wing commander, and Chief of Staff of the Oklahoma National Guard. During 2003, Governor of Oklahoma Brad Henry appointed then Brigadier General Wyatt to the position of Adjutant General of Oklahoma and nominated General Wyatt for appointment to the rank of major general. On September 18, 2008, then President of the United States George W. Bush nominated Major General Wyatt for assignment as the 14th Director of the Air National Guard, and appointment to the rank of lieutenant general in the reserve active duty of the Air Force. Wyatt assumed the assignment on February 1, 2009. Prior to assuming this post, he served as the Adjutant General of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Secretary of Military Affairs for the state of Oklahoma. In the best traditions of the citizen-soldier, General Wyatt maintained a private law practice until his election to the Oklahoma bench. As director of the Air National Guard, General Wyatt was responsible for formulating, developing and coordinating all policies, plans and programs affecting more than 106,800 Guard members in more than 88 flying wings and 200 geographically separated units throughout the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands. On January 30, 2013, Lieutenant General Wyatt retired from USAF. At the retirement ceremony, Wyatt received Air Force Distinguished Service Medal for his service.   (source: Wikipedia)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space][/single_tab][single_tab title="Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info" tab_id="5ac61011-2c93-49145-8fd85556-857a"][vc_empty_space height="18px"][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" side_padding="5" padding_top="20" padding_bottom="20" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text]

Units Assigned

1/1972 – 1/1973 student, undergraduate pilot training, 38th Student Squadron, Laredo AFB, TX 1/1973 – 9/1973 student, F-106 pilot training, 4756th Combat Crew Training Squadron, Tyndall AFB, FL, F-106 9/1973 – 9/1976 5th Fighter Intercept Squadron, Minot AFB, ND, F-106 9/1976 – 8/1977 weapons controller, Headquarters Air Defense Command, Tyndall AFB, Fla. 8/1977 – 3/1979 125th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Tulsa Air National Guard Base, OK, F-100 3/1979 – 6/1982 25th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Tulsa ANGB, OK, A-7 6/1982 – 6/1983 liaison officer for U.S. Air Force Academy, Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center, Denver, CO 6/1983 – 6/1984 weapons and tactics officer, 138th Tactical Fighter Group, Tulsa ANGB, OK 6/1984 – 12/1984, electronic countermeasures officer, 125th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Tulsa ANGB, OK 12/1984 – 12/1985 125th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Tulsa ANGB, OK, A-7 12/1985 – 6/1987 A-7 flight commander, 125th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Tulsa ANGB, OK, A-7 6/1987 – 12/1988  flight test maintenance officer, 138th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Tulsa ANGB, OK 12/1988 – 8/1994 A-7 flight commander, 125th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Tulsa ANGB, OK, A-7 8/1994 – 5/1996 Chief of Plans, 138th Operations Support Squadron, Tulsa ANGB, OK 5/1996 – 9/1996  Commander, 138th Logistics Group, Tulsa ANGB, OK 9/1996 – 2/1998 Vice Commander, 138th Fighter Wing, Tulsa ANGB, OK 2/1998 – 12/2001 Commander, 138th Fighter Wing, Tulsa ANGB, OK 12/2001 – 1/2003  Chief of Staff, Joint Force Headquarters Oklahoma Air National Guard, Oklahoma Military Department, Oklahoma City, OK 1/2003 – 2/2009, Adjutant General, Joint Force Headquarters Oklahoma ANG, Oklahoma Military Department, Oklahoma City, OK 2/2009 – present, Director, Air National Guard, the Pentagon, Washington, DC 1/2013 Retired  

Promotions

1971: Second Lieutenant (USAF) 1973: First Lieutenant (USAF) 1975: Captain (USAF) 1985: Major (ANG) 1992: Lieutenant Colonel (ANG) 1996: Colonel (ANG) 2002: Brigadier General (ANG) 2003: Major General (ANG 2009: Lieutenant General (USAF) [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text]

Awards & Decorations

US Air Force Command Pilot Badge Headquarters Air Force Badge  Air Force Distinguished Service Medal (with bronze oak leaf cluster)  Legion of Merit  Meritorious Service Medal (with bronze oak leaf cluster)  Air Force Outstanding Unit Award  Combat Readiness Medal  National Defense Service Medal (with bronze star  Global War on Terrorism Service Medal  Humanitarian Service Medal  Air Force Longevity Service Award (with silver and 3 bronze oak leaf clusters)  Air Force Longevity Service Award (second ribbon to denote 10th award)  Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with gold Hourglass device)  Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon  Air Force Training Ribbon[/vc_column_text][vc_separator css_animation="fadeIn" type="normal" up="18" down="25"][vc_column_text]

Flight Info

T-33 T-37 T-38 F-106 F-100 A-7 F-16 C-26 Rating: Command pilot Flight hours: More than 3,000[/vc_column_text][vc_separator css_animation="fadeIn" type="normal" up="18" down="25"][vc_column_text]

Military Education

1971 Air Force Officer Training School 1973 Pilot Training, Laredo AFB, TX[/vc_column_text][vc_separator css_animation="fadeIn" type="normal" up="18" down="25"][vc_column_text]

Civilian Education

1971  BA/Business Administration, Southern Methodist University[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space][/single_tab][single_tab title="Images" tab_id="1484084351969-5-49145-8fd85556-857a"][vc_empty_space height="18px"][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" side_padding="5" padding_top="20" padding_bottom="20" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner][vc_gallery type="image_grid" images="15903,15904,15905,15907,15912" img_size="500" column_number="5" grayscale="no" images_space="gallery_without_space"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/single_tab][single_tab title="Video" tab_id="1484117778051-6-49145-8fd85556-857a"][vc_empty_space height="18px"][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" side_padding="5" padding_top="20" padding_bottom="20" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5LJF_S0lQ0" el_width="60"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/single_tab][/ult_tab_element][/vc_column][/vc_row]]]>