Ronald R. Green


 

Preferred Name: Ronald

Nickname/Call Sign: Gordo

Date of Birth: 11-09-1936

Highest Military Grade Held: Lt Col, O5

Hometown: Arlington, SD

Biography

Flew a total of 292 combat missions over NVN, SVN, Laos and Cambodia without a hit. 231 missions in the F-100 and 61 missions in the F-4.

After retiring from the AF (I decided I had to grow up and get a job) I went to work for McDonnell Douglas in St Louis. There I worked on many projects involving Simulation where I flew the simulators {40 ft and 20 ft domes and the MICS (Manned Interactive Control Station)} where I helped design the advanced systems for the current and future airplanes, eg. some of my displays are in current aircraft. The simulators were so good that where I spent many hours in the AF getting out of having to go to the simulator, I would only work on projects involving simulation or projects involving mission debrief systems. A stroke in 94 forced me into retirement.

I now live in the Phoenix, AZ area to stay away from snow!

Units Assigned

  • 04/60 – 10/60 – Williams AFB, AZ – F-100 Checkout
  • 10/60 -01/61 – Nellis AFB – F-100 Advanced Training
  • 3/61 – 3/63 – 481 TFS, Cannon AFB, NM with TDYs to England AFB, LA, Incirlik AB,TU, MacDill AFB, FL, England AFB, LA and Nellis AFB, NV. (F-100)
  • 04/63 – 06/64 – 416 TFS, Misawa AFB, Japan with TDYs to Kunsan AB, Korea. (F-100)
  • 6/64 – 10/65 – 416 TFS, England AFB, LA with TDYs to McCoy AFB, FL, Danang RAFB, SVN, Tan Son Nhut, RAFB, SVN and Bien Hoa RAFB, SVN. (F-100)
  • 11/65 – 06/66 – 416 TFS, Bien Hoa RAFB, SVN with TDY to Tan Son Nhut AB, SVN. (F-100)
  • 08/66 – 06/69 – 494 TFS/48 TFW, RAF Lakenheath, UK with TDYs to Aviano AB, Italy, Wheelus AB, Libya and Chili AB, Turkey. (F-100)
  • 08/69 – 06/69 – 4517 CTTS, 311 CTTS, Luke AFB, AZ (F-100)
  • 06/71 – 12/72 – Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe, AZ (Graduate Program)
  • 01/73 – 03/73 – George AFB, CA (F-4 Training)
  • 04/73 – 03/74 – 433 TFS & 497 TFS, Ubon RTAFB, Thailand (F-4)
  • 04/74 – 07/78 – Pentagon with TDY to Nellis AFB, NV
  • 07/74 – 08/75, Air Staff – Studies and Analysis
  • 08/75 – 07/76, Joint Staff – J-3 (Pacific Division)
  • 07/76 – 08/78, Joint Staff – J-5 (European Division)
  • 08/78 – 09/80 – 31 TFW/Chief of Exercises & Chief of Safety,Homestead AFB, FL with TDY to Luke AFB, AZ (F-4)
  • 09/01/80 – Retirement

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

  • Flew a total of 292 combat missions over NVN, SVN, Laos and Cambodia without a hit.
  • 231 missions in the F-100 and 61 missions in the F-4.

Military Education

  • MSE/IEOR (Master of Science in Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Operations Research) ASU

Civilian Education

  • BS/EE (Electrical Engineering) from SDSC (South Dakota State College)
Biography

Biography

Flew a total of 292 combat missions over NVN, SVN, Laos and Cambodia without a hit. 231 missions in the F-100 and 61 missions in the F-4.

After retiring from the AF (I decided I had to grow up and get a job) I went to work for McDonnell Douglas in St Louis. There I worked on many projects involving Simulation where I flew the simulators {40 ft and 20 ft domes and the MICS (Manned Interactive Control Station)} where I helped design the advanced systems for the current and future airplanes, eg. some of my displays are in current aircraft. The simulators were so good that where I spent many hours in the AF getting out of having to go to the simulator, I would only work on projects involving simulation or projects involving mission debrief systems. A stroke in 94 forced me into retirement.

I now live in the Phoenix, AZ area to stay away from snow!

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 04/60 – 10/60 – Williams AFB, AZ – F-100 Checkout
  • 10/60 -01/61 – Nellis AFB – F-100 Advanced Training
  • 3/61 – 3/63 – 481 TFS, Cannon AFB, NM with TDYs to England AFB, LA, Incirlik AB,TU, MacDill AFB, FL, England AFB, LA and Nellis AFB, NV. (F-100)
  • 04/63 – 06/64 – 416 TFS, Misawa AFB, Japan with TDYs to Kunsan AB, Korea. (F-100)
  • 6/64 – 10/65 – 416 TFS, England AFB, LA with TDYs to McCoy AFB, FL, Danang RAFB, SVN, Tan Son Nhut, RAFB, SVN and Bien Hoa RAFB, SVN. (F-100)
  • 11/65 – 06/66 – 416 TFS, Bien Hoa RAFB, SVN with TDY to Tan Son Nhut AB, SVN. (F-100)
  • 08/66 – 06/69 – 494 TFS/48 TFW, RAF Lakenheath, UK with TDYs to Aviano AB, Italy, Wheelus AB, Libya and Chili AB, Turkey. (F-100)
  • 08/69 – 06/69 – 4517 CTTS, 311 CTTS, Luke AFB, AZ (F-100)
  • 06/71 – 12/72 – Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe, AZ (Graduate Program)
  • 01/73 – 03/73 – George AFB, CA (F-4 Training)
  • 04/73 – 03/74 – 433 TFS & 497 TFS, Ubon RTAFB, Thailand (F-4)
  • 04/74 – 07/78 – Pentagon with TDY to Nellis AFB, NV
  • 07/74 – 08/75, Air Staff – Studies and Analysis
  • 08/75 – 07/76, Joint Staff – J-3 (Pacific Division)
  • 07/76 – 08/78, Joint Staff – J-5 (European Division)
  • 08/78 – 09/80 – 31 TFW/Chief of Exercises & Chief of Safety,Homestead AFB, FL with TDY to Luke AFB, AZ (F-4)
  • 09/01/80 – Retirement

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

  • Flew a total of 292 combat missions over NVN, SVN, Laos and Cambodia without a hit.
  • 231 missions in the F-100 and 61 missions in the F-4.

Military Education

  • MSE/IEOR (Master of Science in Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Operations Research) ASU

Civilian Education

  • BS/EE (Electrical Engineering) from SDSC (South Dakota State College)