Dick Garrett



Preferred Name: 
Dick

Nickname/Call Sign:

Date of Birth: May 21, 1943

Highest Military Grade Held: Major

Hometown: Charleston, WV

Biography

Units Assigned

  • 12/1966 – Graduated from WVU, BS Aerospace Engineering, DG AFROTC
  • 1/1967-2/1968 UPT, Class 68E, Craig AFB, AL
  • 3/1968-9/1968 481st Tactical Fighter Squadron, F-100 RTU at Cannon AFB, NM (F-100)
  • 11/1968-11/1969 416th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Phu Cat AB and Tuy Hoa AB, RVN (F-100)
  • 1/1970-12/1972 IP, Randolph AFB, TX and Moody AFB, GA (T-38)
  • 1/1973-6/1976 AF Test Director for Mach 22 wind tunnel, AEDC, Arnold AFS, TN (flew VT-29 with AF Reserve unit at Dobbins AFB, GA)
  • 1/1977-12/1977 19th Tactical Air Support Squadron, Osan AB, Korea (infamous “blue rock” incident, Camp Casey) (OV-10)
  • 1/1978-11/1980 22nd Tactical Air Support Squadron, Wheeler AFB, HI (O-2A)
  • 1/1981-12/1985 6585th Test Group, Chief Mission Control Branch, Holloman AFB, NM (flew T-38 chase on test missions)
  • 1/1986-12/1988 21st Tactical Air Support Squadron, Shaw AFB, SC (OT-37B)
  • 12/31/1988 retired from active duty.
  • 1/1989-11/2002: Contract flight simulator and academic instructor for LIFT, BFT, and GAF F-4 aircrews at Holloman AFB, NM (F-4)
  • 12/2002-6/2006: USAF Civil Service QAE  Det 4 ACC TRSS (7th CTS) F-117A, Holloman AFB, NM (F-117A)
  • 6/2006-9/ 2012: USAF Civil Service Plans Engineer, 46th Test Group, 746 TSS, Holloman AFB, NM
  • 9/30/2012 Retired from USAF Civil Service

Awards & Decorations

Distinguished Flying Cross (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
Air Medal (with 10 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster)

Flight Info

F-100
T-38
VT-29
OV-10
O-2A
OT-37B
Flight Hours: Over 3,000 hours, flew “something” during every active duty assignment and had fun every time!

Military Education

  • 1966 AFROTC
  • 1980 ACSC

Civilian Education

  • 1966 BS/Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University
  • 1976 MS/Aerospace Education, Middle Tennessee State University
Biography

Biography

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 12/1966 – Graduated from WVU, BS Aerospace Engineering, DG AFROTC
  • 1/1967-2/1968 UPT, Class 68E, Craig AFB, AL
  • 3/1968-9/1968 481st Tactical Fighter Squadron, F-100 RTU at Cannon AFB, NM (F-100)
  • 11/1968-11/1969 416th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Phu Cat AB and Tuy Hoa AB, RVN (F-100)
  • 1/1970-12/1972 IP, Randolph AFB, TX and Moody AFB, GA (T-38)
  • 1/1973-6/1976 AF Test Director for Mach 22 wind tunnel, AEDC, Arnold AFS, TN (flew VT-29 with AF Reserve unit at Dobbins AFB, GA)
  • 1/1977-12/1977 19th Tactical Air Support Squadron, Osan AB, Korea (infamous “blue rock” incident, Camp Casey) (OV-10)
  • 1/1978-11/1980 22nd Tactical Air Support Squadron, Wheeler AFB, HI (O-2A)
  • 1/1981-12/1985 6585th Test Group, Chief Mission Control Branch, Holloman AFB, NM (flew T-38 chase on test missions)
  • 1/1986-12/1988 21st Tactical Air Support Squadron, Shaw AFB, SC (OT-37B)
  • 12/31/1988 retired from active duty.
  • 1/1989-11/2002: Contract flight simulator and academic instructor for LIFT, BFT, and GAF F-4 aircrews at Holloman AFB, NM (F-4)
  • 12/2002-6/2006: USAF Civil Service QAE  Det 4 ACC TRSS (7th CTS) F-117A, Holloman AFB, NM (F-117A)
  • 6/2006-9/ 2012: USAF Civil Service Plans Engineer, 46th Test Group, 746 TSS, Holloman AFB, NM
  • 9/30/2012 Retired from USAF Civil Service

Awards & Decorations

Distinguished Flying Cross (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
Air Medal (with 10 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster)

Flight Info

F-100
T-38
VT-29
OV-10
O-2A
OT-37B
Flight Hours: Over 3,000 hours, flew “something” during every active duty assignment and had fun every time!

Military Education

  • 1966 AFROTC
  • 1980 ACSC

Civilian Education

  • 1966 BS/Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University
  • 1976 MS/Aerospace Education, Middle Tennessee State University
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