UDO K. MCGREGOR | Biography

Colonel Udo K. McGregor will assume command of the 910th Airlift Wing at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station. He leaves as commander of the 439th Operations Group at Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass.


Enlisted the United States Air Force in 1976 as a helicopter mechanic and earned his commission in 1986 from Officer Training School. He is a command pilot, having flown more than 11,200 hours in a variety of aircraft.


1984: Bachelor’s degree, University of Texas.

1985: First honor graduate, Officer Training School.

1986: Distinguished graduate, Undergraduate Pilot Training.

1990: Master’s degree, Webster State University.

2003: Master’s degree, Naval War College.

2003: Senior Service School, Naval War College.


1976-1977: CH-3 and HH-3 helicopter mechanic, Shaw AFB, S.C.

1977-1980: CH-3 and HH-3 helicopter flight engineer, Shaw AFB, S.C.

1980-1982: C-141A/B flight engineer, Charleston AFB, S.C.

1982-1984, C-130B flight engineer, Kelly AFB, Texas.

1984-1985, C-5A flight engineer, Kelly AFB, Texas.

1985, Officer Training School, Lackland AFB, Texas.

1986, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Laughlin AFB, Texas.

1986-1997 C-5 Examiner Pilot, Kelly AFB, Texas (Activated for Desert Shield/Storm).

1997-1999, Chief of Strategic Airlift Operations, HQ AFRC, Robins AFB, Georgia.

1999-2002, Operations Officer, 756th Airlift Squadron, Andrews AFB, Md.

2002-2003, Senior Service School, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.

2003-present, Commander, 439th Operations Group, Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass.


Rating: Command Pilot

Flight hours: 11,200+

Aircraft flown: CH-3, HH-3, T-37, T-38, C-141A/B, C-130B/H, C-17, C-5A/B


Bronze Star Medal

Meritorious Service Medal (1 device)

Air Medal (1 device)

Aerial Achievement Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (2 devices)

Combat Readiness Medal (4 devices)

Air Force Good Conduct Medal (1 device)

National Defense Service Medal

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

Southwest Asia Service Medal (3 devices)

Humanitarian Service Medal (1 device)

Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon (5 devices)

Armed Forces Reserve Medal (1 device and silver hour glass)

Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (1 device)

Air Force Training Ribbon

Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)

Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)


Second lieutenant, Aug. 21, 1985

First lieutenant, Sept. 14, 1987

Captain, Aug. 9, 1990

Major, Aug. 12, 1997

Lieutenant Colonel, Sept. 13, 2001

Colonel, March 2, 2005


Reserve Officers Association, 1997-present, Georgia Chapter.

Galaxy Council, 2003-present.

Air Force Association Chapter 111, President, 2004-present.

Source: 910th Airlift Wing

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