Philip M. Drew


 

Preferred Name: Phil

Nickname/Call Sign: Phil

Date Of Birth: December 11, 1939

Highest Military Grade Held: Brigadier General

Hometown: West Lafayette, IN

Biography

I loved flying the F-100. Started flying it at the age of 20 and never did get comfortable with the “compressor stalls” which would knock your feet off of the rudder pedals.

Units Assigned

  • March 1959: Enlisted then Aviation Cadets
  • June 1960: Wings/Commissioned 2/Lt., Greenville AFB, MS
  • June 1960-June 1961: F-100 Gunnery School Luke AFB, Nellis AFB
  • June 1961-June 1964: 531st Tactical Fighter Squadron, Misawa AB, Japan (F-100)
  • 1964-1965: 531st Tactical Fighter Squadron, England AFB, LA (TDY Da Nang F-100)
  • 1965-1966: 531st Tactical Fighter Squadron, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, F-100
  • 1966-1968: McConnell AFB, Nellis AFB, Takhli RTAB (F-105 WW)
  • 1968-1969: Nellis AFB, NV (F-105)
  • 1971-1973: SAF, Washington, DC (T-33/T-39)
  • 1973-1974: 13th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Udorn RTAB (F-4)
  • 1974-1976: 90th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Clark AB, PI (F-4)
  • 1976-1978: TAC Hq, Langley AFB, VA
  • 1979-1980: J-5, PMA, European Division, Joint Staff, Washington, DC
  • 1981-1984: 313th AD/18th Tactical Fighter Wing, Kadena AB, Okinawa (F-15)
  • 1984-1986: J-5. PMA, Joint Staff, Washington, DC
  • 1986-1987: 65th Air Division, Sembach AB, Germany (F-4)

Awards & Decorations

 Silver Star (with 2 oak leaf clusters)
 Defense Superior Service Medal
 Legion of Merit
 Distinguished Flying Cross (with 5 oak leaf clusters)
 Bronze Star Medal
 Defense Meritorious Service Medal
 Meritorious Service Medal (with oak leaf cluster)
 Air Medal (with 21 oak leaf clusters)
 Air Force Commendation Medal (with oak leaf cluster)

Flight Info

F-100
F-105
F-105 (Wild Weasel)
T-33
T-39
F-15
F-4

Military Education

1970 Air Command and Staff College
1979 The National War College

Civilian Education

1969 Bachelor of General Studies, University of Nebraska
1970 Masters of Business Administration, Auburn University, AL

Biography

Biography

I loved flying the F-100. Started flying it at the age of 20 and never did get comfortable with the “compressor stalls” which would knock your feet off of the rudder pedals.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • March 1959: Enlisted then Aviation Cadets
  • June 1960: Wings/Commissioned 2/Lt., Greenville AFB, MS
  • June 1960-June 1961: F-100 Gunnery School Luke AFB, Nellis AFB
  • June 1961-June 1964: 531st Tactical Fighter Squadron, Misawa AB, Japan (F-100)
  • 1964-1965: 531st Tactical Fighter Squadron, England AFB, LA (TDY Da Nang F-100)
  • 1965-1966: 531st Tactical Fighter Squadron, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, F-100
  • 1966-1968: McConnell AFB, Nellis AFB, Takhli RTAB (F-105 WW)
  • 1968-1969: Nellis AFB, NV (F-105)
  • 1971-1973: SAF, Washington, DC (T-33/T-39)
  • 1973-1974: 13th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Udorn RTAB (F-4)
  • 1974-1976: 90th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Clark AB, PI (F-4)
  • 1976-1978: TAC Hq, Langley AFB, VA
  • 1979-1980: J-5, PMA, European Division, Joint Staff, Washington, DC
  • 1981-1984: 313th AD/18th Tactical Fighter Wing, Kadena AB, Okinawa (F-15)
  • 1984-1986: J-5. PMA, Joint Staff, Washington, DC
  • 1986-1987: 65th Air Division, Sembach AB, Germany (F-4)

Awards & Decorations

 Silver Star (with 2 oak leaf clusters)
 Defense Superior Service Medal
 Legion of Merit
 Distinguished Flying Cross (with 5 oak leaf clusters)
 Bronze Star Medal
 Defense Meritorious Service Medal
 Meritorious Service Medal (with oak leaf cluster)
 Air Medal (with 21 oak leaf clusters)
 Air Force Commendation Medal (with oak leaf cluster)

Flight Info

F-100
F-105
F-105 (Wild Weasel)
T-33
T-39
F-15
F-4

Military Education

1970 Air Command and Staff College
1979 The National War College

Civilian Education

1969 Bachelor of General Studies, University of Nebraska
1970 Masters of Business Administration, Auburn University, AL