James M. Hinkle


 

Preferred Name: Mike

Nickname/Call Sign: Mike

Date Of Birth: January 2, 1939

Highest Military Grade Held: Colonel, O6

Hometown: Venus, TX

Biography

Units Assigned

  • 1963-64 Student Pilot, 3641st PTS, Laredo AFB, TX (T-37, T-33)
  • 1964-69 IP/3641st PTS, Training Officer/3640th Student Sq, ExecO/3640th PTW, Laredo AFB, TX (T-33, T-38)
  • 1969 F-100 Training, Luke AFB, AZ (F-100)
  • 1969-70 355 TFS, Tuy Hoa AB, RVN (F-100D)
  • 1970 Det 1, 416TFS, Misty FAC, Tuy Hoa AB, RVN (F-100F)
  • 1970-72 23 TFS, Spangdahlem AB,GE (F-4D)
  • 1972-73 HQ USAFE IG, Lindsey AS, GE (RF-4C)
  • 1973-74 401TFW, Torrejon AB, Spain (F-4C)
  • 1974 ACSC
  • 1975-79 HQ USAF, Pentagon, Wash DC
  • 1979 43 TFS, Elmendorf AFB, AK (F-4E)
  • 1980-81 18 TFS, Elmendorf AFB, AK (F-4E)
  • 1981-82 ICAF
  • 1982-83 49 TFW, Holloman AFB, NM (F-15)
  • 1983-84 479 TFTW, Holloman AFB, NM (AT-38)
  • 1984-85 35 TFW, George AFB, CA (F-4E)
  • 1985-88 HQ PACAF, DCS Plans, Hickam AFB, HI
  • 1988-92 USAF IG, Norton AFB, CA

Awards & Decorations

 Silver Star
 Distinguished Flying Cross
 Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
 Air Medal (with 14 Oak Leaf Clusters)
 AF Commendation Medal
 Combat Readiness Medal
 Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross (with Silver Star)

Flight Info

T-37
T-33
T-38
F-100 D/F
F-4 C/D/E/F
RF-4 C/E
F-15
AT-38

Military Education

  • Industrial College of the Armed Forces
  • Air Command and Staff College
  • Squadron Officers School

Civilian Education

  • BS University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • MS University of Arkansas

Biography

Biography

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 1963-64 Student Pilot, 3641st PTS, Laredo AFB, TX (T-37, T-33)
  • 1964-69 IP/3641st PTS, Training Officer/3640th Student Sq, ExecO/3640th PTW, Laredo AFB, TX (T-33, T-38)
  • 1969 F-100 Training, Luke AFB, AZ (F-100)
  • 1969-70 355 TFS, Tuy Hoa AB, RVN (F-100D)
  • 1970 Det 1, 416TFS, Misty FAC, Tuy Hoa AB, RVN (F-100F)
  • 1970-72 23 TFS, Spangdahlem AB,GE (F-4D)
  • 1972-73 HQ USAFE IG, Lindsey AS, GE (RF-4C)
  • 1973-74 401TFW, Torrejon AB, Spain (F-4C)
  • 1974 ACSC
  • 1975-79 HQ USAF, Pentagon, Wash DC
  • 1979 43 TFS, Elmendorf AFB, AK (F-4E)
  • 1980-81 18 TFS, Elmendorf AFB, AK (F-4E)
  • 1981-82 ICAF
  • 1982-83 49 TFW, Holloman AFB, NM (F-15)
  • 1983-84 479 TFTW, Holloman AFB, NM (AT-38)
  • 1984-85 35 TFW, George AFB, CA (F-4E)
  • 1985-88 HQ PACAF, DCS Plans, Hickam AFB, HI
  • 1988-92 USAF IG, Norton AFB, CA

Awards & Decorations

 Silver Star
 Distinguished Flying Cross
 Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
 Air Medal (with 14 Oak Leaf Clusters)
 AF Commendation Medal
 Combat Readiness Medal
 Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross (with Silver Star)

Flight Info

T-37
T-33
T-38
F-100 D/F
F-4 C/D/E/F
RF-4 C/E
F-15
AT-38

Military Education

  • Industrial College of the Armed Forces
  • Air Command and Staff College
  • Squadron Officers School

Civilian Education

  • BS University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • MS University of Arkansas
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