Robert “Tip” Tipton Galer


 

Preferred Name: Tip

Nickname/Call Sign: Tipper

Date of Birth: 02-25-1945

Highest Military Grade Held: Colonel

Hometown: Midway, UT

Biography

Career Summary:

USAF

1966-1968 Williams AFB Undergraduate Pilot Training. Luke AFB F100 Replacement Training Unit.

1968-69 Bien Hoa AB, RVN. 510 TFS, F100 pilot, close air support South Vietnam.

1969-72 Williams AFB. T38 instructor pilot and academic instructor.

1972-73 Udorn AB, Thailand. 13 TFS, F4 pilot, air-to-air mission North Vietnam.

1973-74 University of Denver. Graduate school.

1974-78 Wright Patterson AFB. F15 System Project Office, F15 Support Project Mngr.

1978-81 Langley AFB. 71 TFS, F15 pilot, 1st TFW Chief of Plans.

1981-83 Nellis AFB. 422 TES, F15 pilot, F15 Division Chief Deputate for OT&E and Tactics Development.

1983-86 Clark AB, Philippines. 13AF Chief of Plans.

1986-90 Nellis AFB. F15 pilot, Commander OT&E and Tactics Development Group.

United Airlines

1991-04 San Francisco/Los Angeles. Pilot in multiple aircraft, ATP Type Rated A-320, B-777, B-747.

Netjets, Inc.(Columbus OH)

2004- Salt Lake City. Falcon 2000 pilot, “fractional ownership” operations

Awards and Decorations

Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross (2), Air Medals (25), Legion of Merit, etc.

Robert Tipton “Tip” Galer

Colonel USAF Ret.

Col Galer is the son of Brig Gen Robert E Galer USMC and Dorothy “Sam” Beyer Galer. His wife is Kimberley Herbert Galer and his brother is Vincent Hall Galer. Children are Samantha Galer Wilson (daughter), Thomas Mitchell Wilson (son-in-law), Vincent Morris Galer (son) and Samantha Ann Galer (daughter-in-law). Col Galer and his wife live in Midway, UT.

Units Assigned

  • 1968-69, 510TFS, F-100
  • 1972-73, 13TFS, F-4
  • 1978-81, 71TFS, F-15
  • 1981-1983 and 1986-1990, 422TES, F-15

Awards & Decorations

  • Silver Star
  • Distinguished Flying Cross (2)
  • Air Medals (25)
  • Legion of Merit

Flight Info

Military Education

  • BS Engineering and Economics, USAF Academy , 1966

Civilian Education

  • MS Electrical Engineering, University of Denver, 1974
Biography

Biography

Career Summary:

USAF

1966-1968 Williams AFB Undergraduate Pilot Training. Luke AFB F100 Replacement Training Unit.

1968-69 Bien Hoa AB, RVN. 510 TFS, F100 pilot, close air support South Vietnam.

1969-72 Williams AFB. T38 instructor pilot and academic instructor.

1972-73 Udorn AB, Thailand. 13 TFS, F4 pilot, air-to-air mission North Vietnam.

1973-74 University of Denver. Graduate school.

1974-78 Wright Patterson AFB. F15 System Project Office, F15 Support Project Mngr.

1978-81 Langley AFB. 71 TFS, F15 pilot, 1st TFW Chief of Plans.

1981-83 Nellis AFB. 422 TES, F15 pilot, F15 Division Chief Deputate for OT&E and Tactics Development.

1983-86 Clark AB, Philippines. 13AF Chief of Plans.

1986-90 Nellis AFB. F15 pilot, Commander OT&E and Tactics Development Group.

United Airlines

1991-04 San Francisco/Los Angeles. Pilot in multiple aircraft, ATP Type Rated A-320, B-777, B-747.

Netjets, Inc.(Columbus OH)

2004- Salt Lake City. Falcon 2000 pilot, “fractional ownership” operations

Awards and Decorations

Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross (2), Air Medals (25), Legion of Merit, etc.

Robert Tipton “Tip” Galer

Colonel USAF Ret.

Col Galer is the son of Brig Gen Robert E Galer USMC and Dorothy “Sam” Beyer Galer. His wife is Kimberley Herbert Galer and his brother is Vincent Hall Galer. Children are Samantha Galer Wilson (daughter), Thomas Mitchell Wilson (son-in-law), Vincent Morris Galer (son) and Samantha Ann Galer (daughter-in-law). Col Galer and his wife live in Midway, UT.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 1968-69, 510TFS, F-100
  • 1972-73, 13TFS, F-4
  • 1978-81, 71TFS, F-15
  • 1981-1983 and 1986-1990, 422TES, F-15

Awards & Decorations

  • Silver Star
  • Distinguished Flying Cross (2)
  • Air Medals (25)
  • Legion of Merit

Flight Info

Military Education

  • BS Engineering and Economics, USAF Academy , 1966

Civilian Education

  • MS Electrical Engineering, University of Denver, 1974