502 Air Base Wing (AETC)


 Lineage.   Established as 502 Air University Wing, and organized, on 17 Nov 1947.  Disestablished on 27 Jul 1948.  Reestablished and consolidated (1 Oct 1992) with the 3800 Air University Wing, which was established, and organized, on 28 Jul 1948.  Redesignated as: 3800 Air Base Wing on 1 Sep 1954; 3800 Air Base Group on 2 Jan 1979; 3800 Air Base Wing on 21 Jul 1983; 502 Air Base Wing on 1 Oct 1992.  Inactivated on 1 Oct 1994.  Activated on 1 Aug 2009. 

Assignments.   Air University, 17 Nov 1947-1 Oct 1994.  Air Education and Training Command, 1 Aug 2009-.


Stations.   Maxwell Field (later, Maxwell AFB), AL, 17 Nov 1947-1 Oct 1994.  Fort Sam Houston, TX, 1 Aug 2009-.


Commanders.   Col William E. Covington Jr., 17 Nov 1947; Col Sydney D. Grubbs Jr., 17 Jun 1948; Col Leslie G. Mulzer, 8 Jan 1949; Col Stoyte O. Ross, 1 Nov 1951; Col James P. Newberry, 1 Jun 1952; Col James G. Pratt, 28 Mar 1953; Col Mills S. Savage, 1 Nov 1955; Col Clyde C. Harris Jr., 5 May 1958; Col William J. Wrigglesworth, 1 Jun 1961; Col Wilson R. Wood, 1 Aug 1963; Col Rudolph B. Walters, 12 Jan 1967; Col Paul A. Jones, 2 Apr 1968; Col Lattie A. Ritter Jr., 21 Jan 1970; Col Charles G. Weber, 16 Aug 1970; Col Andrew J. Chapman, 12 Nov 1972; Col James H. Hiley, 15 Jun 1974; Col David T. Stockman, 18 Aug 1975; Col Robert D. Hartwig, 1 Sep 1978; Col Robert W. McClain, 1 Jun 1979; Col William D. Palmer, 7 Jul 1980; Col Donald F. Brackett, 15 Apr 1982; Col Vardaman F. Johnson, 30 Jun 1983; Col Mark J. Dierlam, 25 Mar 1985; Col David J. Vogl, 20 Jun 1988; Col Gerald R. Adams, 18 Jun 1991; Brig Gen Albert D. Jensen, 4 Aug 1993; Brig Gen Thomas C. Waskow, 9 Aug-1 Oct 1994.  Brig Gen Leonard A. Patrick, 1 Aug 2009; Brig Gen Theresa C. Carter, 18 Jul 2011; Brig Gen Robert D. LaBrutta, 29 May 2013; Brig Gen Heather L. Pringle, 5 Aug 2016-.  

 

Operations.   Provided logistics support and base services for Air University and other base agencies on or near Maxwell Air Force Base and Gunter Annex, 1947-1994.  Since 1 Aug 2009, provided logistical support and base operating support for Joint Base San Antonio, including Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base, and Randolph Air Force Base. 

 

Service Streamers. None. 

 

Campaign Streamers.  None.

 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

 

Decorations.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jan 1965-31 Dec 1966; 1 Jul 1972-30 Jun 1973; 1 Jan 1986-31 Dec 1987; 1 Jun 1992-30 May 1994; 31 Jan 2010-30 Jun 2011; 1 Jul 2011-30 Jun 2012; 1 Jul 2012-30 Jun 2014; 1 Jul 2014-30 Jun 2015; 1 Jul 2015-30 Jun 2016.

 

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 25 May 2017.

 

Supersedes statement prepared on 30 Jun 2016.

 

Emblem.  Approved on 15 Jan 2010. 

 

Prepared by Major Tonia Stephens.

 

Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey.