Ray L. Rider

Preferred Name: Ray
Nickname/Call Sign: Ray
Date Of Birth: 04-11-1938
Highest Military Grade Held: Colonel, O-6
Hometown: Sunnyside, WA

Civilian Education

  • Sunnyside HS, Class of 1956
  • Oregon State University, Class of 1962
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • Commissioned, 2Lt, USAF

Units Assigned

  • Mar 64 – Mar 65 UPT: Class 65-E, Webb AFB (T-37/T-38)
  • Apr-Oct 65 4515 CCTS, F-100 CCTS, Luke AFB, (F-100)
  • Nov 65 – Dec 68 77 TFS, RAF Wethersfeld UK(F-100)
  • Jan – Apr 69 F-100 FWS, Nellis AFB, (F-100)
  • Apr 69 – Apr 70 35 TFW, Phan Rang RVN(F-100)
  • Apr 70 – Jul 70 F-4 Conv, Davis-Monthan AFB, (F-4D)
  • Aug 70 – Jun 74 4515 CCTS/94 TFS, MacDill AFB, (F-4E)
  • Jul 74 – Dec 76 23TFS, 52TFW/DOW, 81TFS/DO, Spangdahlem AB GE, (F-4C/D)
  • Dec 76 – Dec 78 Hq USAFE Readiness Center, Ramstein AB
  • Jan 79 – Mar 81 612 TFS/CC, Torrejon AB, Spain, (F-4C/D)
  • Apr 81 – Jul 83 AFMPC, Randolph AFB
  • Aug 83 – May 84 Air War College, Maxwell AFB
  • Jul 84 – Jul 86 406 TFTW/DO, Zaragoza AB, Spain, (F-16A)
  • Jul 86 – Jun 88 ABG/CC, Helenikon AB, Athens Greece
  • Jul 88 – Jun 90 ABG/CC, Lowry AFB, CO
  • Jun 90 – Feb 92 Hq ATC, Randolph AFB
  • Feb 92 RETIRED from Active Duty, USAF

Military Education

  • Air War College, Class of 1984

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