Larry L. Twitchell


 

Preferred Name: Larry L. Twitchell

Nickname/Call Sign: Lucky

Date of Birth:

Highest Military Grade Held: Major General, (08)

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Biography

Units Assigned

  • 7/1966 – 7/1967, student, 3560th Flying Training Wing, Webb AFB, Texas
  • 8/1967 – September 1972, RF-84 and RF-101 pilot, 107th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, MI
  • 10/1972 – 12/1979, flight commander and F-100 pilot, 107th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Selfridge ANGB, MI
  • 1/1980 – 8/1981, flight commander and A-7 instructor pilot, 107th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Selfridge ANGB, MI
  • 9/1981 – 9/1982, F-4C pilot, 171st Fighter Squadron, Selfridge ANGB, MI
  • 10/1982 – 11/1985, weapons and tactics officer and F-4D pilot, 482nd Tactical Fighter Wing, Homestead AFB, FL
  • 12/1985 – 2/1988, Commander, 93rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Homestead AFB, FL
  • 3/1988 – 8/1990, Deputy Commander of Operations, 482nd Tactical Fighter Wing, Homestead AFB, FL
  • 9/1990 – 8/1992, Vice Commander, 482nd Fighter Wing, Homestead AFB, FL
  • 8/1992 – 6/1995, Vice Commander, 10th Air Force, Bergstrom AFB, TX
  • 6/1995 – 4/1998, mobilization assistant to Director of Operations, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, VA
  • 4/1998 – November 2003, mobilization assistant to the Commander, Ninth Air Force and U.S. Central Command Air Forces, Shaw AFB, SC (May 1998 – June 1998, Commander, 16th Air Expeditionary Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy; February 2003 – May 2003, Commander, 9th Air Force Provisional)
  • 11/2003 – 2007 Chief, U.S. Military Training Mission, U.S. Central Command, Saudi Arabia, and U.S. Defense Representative to Saudi Arabia

Dates of Promotion: Second Lieutenant March 31, 1966 First Lieutenant March 31, 1969 Captain June 25, 1971 Major March 4, 1978 Lieutenant Colonel Sept. 30, 1986 Colonel June 1, 1990 Brigadier General April 3, 1995 Major General June 30, 1999

Awards & Decorations

 Distinguished Service Medal  Defense Superior Service Medal Legion of Merit (with oak leaf cluster)  Bronze Star Medal Meritorious Service Medal (with oak leaf cluster)  Air Force Commendation Medal  Joint Meritorious Unit Award Combat Readiness Medal (with 2 silver and 3 bronze oak leaf clusters)  Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (with 2 oak leaf clusters)  Air Force Organizational Excellence Award (with oak leaf cluster)  National Defense Service Medal (with 2 bronze stars) Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Global War on Terrorism Service Medal  Humanitarian Service Medal  Air Force Overseas Ribbon – Short Tour  Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon (with Gold Border and two oak leaf clusters)  Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Gold, Bronze and “M” devices)  Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon  NATO Medal (Former Republic of Yugoslavia)  King Abdul Aziz Medal, First Grade (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) Wall of Honor Location: Foil: 10 Panel: 3 Column: 4 Line: 6 Wall of Honor Level: Air and Space Friend Dedicated Panel: F100 Super Sabre Society

Flight Info

Rating: Command Pilot Flight hours: Military 4,800+ Civilian, 13,000+ RF-84F RF-101A/C F-100D/F A-7D F-4C/D KC-10A F-16A/B

Military Education

1972 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL 1973 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL 1980 Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, DC 1989 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL

Civilian Education

1989 BS, Barry University, FL

Biography

Biography

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 7/1966 – 7/1967, student, 3560th Flying Training Wing, Webb AFB, Texas
  • 8/1967 – September 1972, RF-84 and RF-101 pilot, 107th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, MI
  • 10/1972 – 12/1979, flight commander and F-100 pilot, 107th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Selfridge ANGB, MI
  • 1/1980 – 8/1981, flight commander and A-7 instructor pilot, 107th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Selfridge ANGB, MI
  • 9/1981 – 9/1982, F-4C pilot, 171st Fighter Squadron, Selfridge ANGB, MI
  • 10/1982 – 11/1985, weapons and tactics officer and F-4D pilot, 482nd Tactical Fighter Wing, Homestead AFB, FL
  • 12/1985 – 2/1988, Commander, 93rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Homestead AFB, FL
  • 3/1988 – 8/1990, Deputy Commander of Operations, 482nd Tactical Fighter Wing, Homestead AFB, FL
  • 9/1990 – 8/1992, Vice Commander, 482nd Fighter Wing, Homestead AFB, FL
  • 8/1992 – 6/1995, Vice Commander, 10th Air Force, Bergstrom AFB, TX
  • 6/1995 – 4/1998, mobilization assistant to Director of Operations, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, VA
  • 4/1998 – November 2003, mobilization assistant to the Commander, Ninth Air Force and U.S. Central Command Air Forces, Shaw AFB, SC (May 1998 – June 1998, Commander, 16th Air Expeditionary Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy; February 2003 – May 2003, Commander, 9th Air Force Provisional)
  • 11/2003 – 2007 Chief, U.S. Military Training Mission, U.S. Central Command, Saudi Arabia, and U.S. Defense Representative to Saudi Arabia

Dates of Promotion: Second Lieutenant March 31, 1966 First Lieutenant March 31, 1969 Captain June 25, 1971 Major March 4, 1978 Lieutenant Colonel Sept. 30, 1986 Colonel June 1, 1990 Brigadier General April 3, 1995 Major General June 30, 1999

Awards & Decorations

 Distinguished Service Medal  Defense Superior Service Medal Legion of Merit (with oak leaf cluster)  Bronze Star Medal Meritorious Service Medal (with oak leaf cluster)  Air Force Commendation Medal  Joint Meritorious Unit Award Combat Readiness Medal (with 2 silver and 3 bronze oak leaf clusters)  Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (with 2 oak leaf clusters)  Air Force Organizational Excellence Award (with oak leaf cluster)  National Defense Service Medal (with 2 bronze stars) Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Global War on Terrorism Service Medal  Humanitarian Service Medal  Air Force Overseas Ribbon – Short Tour  Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon (with Gold Border and two oak leaf clusters)  Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Gold, Bronze and “M” devices)  Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon  NATO Medal (Former Republic of Yugoslavia)  King Abdul Aziz Medal, First Grade (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) Wall of Honor Location: Foil: 10 Panel: 3 Column: 4 Line: 6 Wall of Honor Level: Air and Space Friend Dedicated Panel: F100 Super Sabre Society

Flight Info

Rating: Command Pilot Flight hours: Military 4,800+ Civilian, 13,000+ RF-84F RF-101A/C F-100D/F A-7D F-4C/D KC-10A F-16A/B

Military Education

1972 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL 1973 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL 1980 Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, DC 1989 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL

Civilian Education

1989 BS, Barry University, FL

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