Marion Donald Garrett


Preferred Name: Don

Nickname/Call Sign: Don

Date Of Birth: 03-26-1937

Highest Military Grade Held: Colonel, O6

Hometown: Greenville, SC

Biography

I had pilot training at Marianna, FL and Greenville, MS, then F-100 training at Luke and Nellis.

Served in the Fight’en Tenth TFS, Hahn AB Germany as a Victor Alert Pilot for four years and as an F-100 instructor.

Served four years at Del Rio, TX as a T38 Instructor and Academic Instructor.

Separated from active duty in 1969 and worked for the Louisiana ANG as an alert pilot in the F102 and transitioned into the F-100 and served as a Technician Instructor and 122TFS Commander.

Moved to GA ANG at Dobbins AFB in 1973 to transition the unit into F100s.

Served as the 116TFG/DO and then as 116TFW/DO and Technician Air Commander.

Returned to the LA ANG in 1979 at New Orleans as the 159TFG/CC to convert the unit to the F4.

In 1983 returned to active duty as the Reserve Forces Advisor to the 12AF/CC at Bergstrom AFB.

Accepted the 125FW/CC position on active duty in the FL ANG at Jacksonville in 1987 and served until retirement in 1990. Worked for the FAA from 1990-2000 as an Aviation Safety Inspector and checked out in the B-727 and B-737.

Presently live in Fort Mill, SC and terrorize the golf course.

Units Assigned

  • 1961-196510TFS/50TFW Hahn AB F100
  • 1965-1969 3640FTW Del Rio, TX T38
  • 1969-1973 159 TFG/LA ANG F102 & F100
  • 1973-1979 116TFW/GA ANG F100 & F105
  • 1979-1983 159 TFG/LA ANG F4
  • 1983-1987 12AF HDQTRS. Bergstrom AFB F4 & F16
  • 1987-1990 125TFW FL ANG F16

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • Pilot Instructor TrainingAcademic Instructor Training

    Interceptor Weapons Instructor Training

    Air Command and Staff College

    Industrial College of the Armed Forces

Civilian Education

  • Furman University and University of Maryland
Biography

Biography

I had pilot training at Marianna, FL and Greenville, MS, then F-100 training at Luke and Nellis.

Served in the Fight’en Tenth TFS, Hahn AB Germany as a Victor Alert Pilot for four years and as an F-100 instructor.

Served four years at Del Rio, TX as a T38 Instructor and Academic Instructor.

Separated from active duty in 1969 and worked for the Louisiana ANG as an alert pilot in the F102 and transitioned into the F-100 and served as a Technician Instructor and 122TFS Commander.

Moved to GA ANG at Dobbins AFB in 1973 to transition the unit into F100s.

Served as the 116TFG/DO and then as 116TFW/DO and Technician Air Commander.

Returned to the LA ANG in 1979 at New Orleans as the 159TFG/CC to convert the unit to the F4.

In 1983 returned to active duty as the Reserve Forces Advisor to the 12AF/CC at Bergstrom AFB.

Accepted the 125FW/CC position on active duty in the FL ANG at Jacksonville in 1987 and served until retirement in 1990. Worked for the FAA from 1990-2000 as an Aviation Safety Inspector and checked out in the B-727 and B-737.

Presently live in Fort Mill, SC and terrorize the golf course.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 1961-196510TFS/50TFW Hahn AB F100
  • 1965-1969 3640FTW Del Rio, TX T38
  • 1969-1973 159 TFG/LA ANG F102 & F100
  • 1973-1979 116TFW/GA ANG F100 & F105
  • 1979-1983 159 TFG/LA ANG F4
  • 1983-1987 12AF HDQTRS. Bergstrom AFB F4 & F16
  • 1987-1990 125TFW FL ANG F16

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • Pilot Instructor TrainingAcademic Instructor Training

    Interceptor Weapons Instructor Training

    Air Command and Staff College

    Industrial College of the Armed Forces

Civilian Education

  • Furman University and University of Maryland