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USAF Special Operations School (AFSOC)

In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander.

In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander.

Lineage. Constituted as USAF Special Air Warfare School, and activated, on 12 Apr 1967. Organized on 15 Apr 1967. Redesignated USAF Special Operations School on 8 Jul 1968.

Assignments. Tactical Air Command, 12 Apr 1967; USAF Special Air Warfare Center (later, USAF Special Operations Force), 15 Apr 1967; 834 Tactical Composite (later, 1 Special Operations) Wing, 1 Jul 1974; 2 Air Division, 1 Mar 1983; Twenty-third Air Force (later, Air Force Special Operations Command), 1 Feb 1987; Air Force Special Operations Training Center, 1 Oct 2008-.

Stations. Eglin AF Aux Fld #9 (Hurlburt Fld), 15 Apr 1967-.

Commanders. Unkn, 15 Apr-14 Jun 1967; Col Harry G. Howton, 15 Jun 1967; Lt Col Louis M. McAdory, 29 Nov 1968 (temporary); Col Roland K. McCoskrie, 3 Jan 1967; Lt Col Louis M. McAdory, 30 Sep 1969 (temporary); Col Charles E. Pope, Mar 1970; Col Robert D. Naylor, 17 Jul 1972; Col Grady Morris, 1 May 1974 (additional duty); Col Billie R. Keeler, 1 Sep 1974; Col Robert N. Pinard, 18 Aug 1976; Col Richard A. Dutton, 1 Dec 1976; Col Ray E. Stratton, 2 Jul 1981; Col Richard F. Brauer Jr., 9 Apr 1986; Col Michael M. Flynt, 1 Apr 1991; Col Terry R. Silvester, 1 Feb 1994; Col Brian A. Maher, 24 Jun 1996; Col James L. Oeser, 31 Jul 2000; Col Michael C. Damron, 8 Nov 2002; Col John D. Jogerst, 18 Jan 2005; Col Paul Harmon, 2 Jul 2007; Col Brian Cutts, 6 Oct 2008; Col William D. Andersen, 6 Apr 2010-.

Service Streamers. None.
 
Campaign Streamers. None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device: 1 May 1982-28 Feb 1983. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jan 1976-31 Mar 1977; 15 Jul 1979-15 May 1980; 16 May 1980-30 Apr 1982. Air Force Organizational Excellence Awards: 1 Jan 1986-31 Dec 1987; 1 Jan 1988-31 Jul 1989; 1 Oct 1993-31 Dec 1994; 1 Jan 1995-30 Sep 1996; 1 Oct 1996-30 Sep 1998; 1 Oct 2002-30 Sep 2004; 1 Oct 2004-30 Sep 2006; 1 Oct 2006-30 Sep 2007; 1 Oct 2008-30 Sep 2009.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through Nov 2010.

Commanders through Nov 2010.

Supersedes statement prepared on 7 Jun 2007.

Emblem. Approved on 27 Mar 1968; newest rendition approved on 22 Dec 2008.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey.