Lineage. Established as Aerospace Medical Division, activated, and organized, on 1 Nov 1961. Redesignated as: Human Systems Division on 6 Feb 1987; Human Systems Center on 1 Jul 1992; 311 Human Systems Wing on 1 Oct 1998. Inactivated on 2 Oct 2009.
Assignments. Air Force Systems Command, 1 Nov 1961; Air Force Materiel Command, 1 Jul 1992; Aeronautical Systems Center, 1 Oct 1998-2 Oct 2009.
Stations. Brooks AFB (later, Brooks City-Base), TX, 1 Nov 1961-2 Oct 2009.
Commanders/Director. Brig Gen Theodore C. Bedwell Jr., 1 Nov 1961; Brig Gen Thomas H. Crouch, 10 Jan 1966; Maj Gen Charles H. Roadman, 16 May 1966; Col Evan R. Goltra (acting), 18 Aug 1970; Maj Gen Charles H. Roadman, 22 Sep 1970; Maj Gen George E. Schafer, 27 Feb 1971; Col William K. Douglas (acting), 14 Mar 1975; Brig Gen Howard R. Unger, 15 Apr 1975; Brig Gen Robert G. McIver, 3 Aug 1978; Maj Gen John W. Ord, 1 Feb 1980; Maj Gen Fredric F. Doppelt, 15 Oct 1984; Maj Gen George K. Anderson, 15 Dec 1990; Brig Gen Robert P. Belihar, 29 Jul 1994; Brig Gen John G. Jernigan, 8 Aug 1997; Brig Gen Lloyd E. Dodd Jr., 2 Aug 1999; Brig Gen Thomas W. Travis, 6 Feb 2003; Mr. Eric L. Stephens, 25 Aug 2005; Ms Jamie E. Hurley, Sep 2008-2 Oct 2009.
Operations. During the 1960s, the Aerospace Medical Division managed laboratories, a hospital, a clinic, and a school, conducting aerospace medical research, providing medical care to USAF personnel, and leading medical education programs. It conducted medical testing, not only for USAF personnel, but also for NASA astronauts in the Mercury program. In the 1970s, the division's mission responsibilities expanded to include occupational and environmental health oversight for the USAF. During the 1980s, the division's mission evolved beyond aeromedical research, to include development of biotechnology systems, and it relinquished its hospital and clinic responsibilities. During the Gulf War, the Human Systems Division provided technological support for U.S. troops in Southwest Asia, such as chemical warfare equipment. In the 1990s, as the Human Systems Center, it integrated and maintained people in USAF systems and operations, serving as the service's agent for human-centered research, development, acquisition, and specialized operational support. The 311 Human Systems Wing focused on aerospace medicine, environmental safety, and occupational health programs for the Air Force.
Service Streamers. None.
Campaign Streamers. None.
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.
Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jan-31 Dec 2000; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2001; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2002; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2003; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2004; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2008. Air Force Organizational Excellence Awards: 1 Jul 1984-30 Jun 1986; 1 Dec 1988-1 Apr 1989; 13 Dec 1990-1 Apr 1992.
Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through Oct 2010.
Commanders and Operations through Oct 2009.
Supersedes statement prepared on 26 Sep 2005.
Emblem. Approved on 25 Sep 1974 and modified on 29 Mar 1994, with approval of CSAF.
Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey.