Arnold, Richard, Maj

Air Operations
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1435A-Air Operations Officer
Current/Last AFSC Group
Air Operations
Primary Unit
1969-1972, 1925, United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
1925-Flying Safety Officer
Service Years
1952 - 1972
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What are you doing now:
I retired from the AF in 1972.  I then was hired by the US Coast Guard as a civilian District Safety Manager as a GS 11.  I received the Sec. of Transportation's Silver Medal for Mertitorious Achievement two times for my work in safety and I  advanced in grade.  I transferred to the FAA where I was ultimately Selected for the Senior Executive Service.   My last postion with the FAA was Executive Leader of the Product team for GPS and Navigation.  I flew FAA airplanes out of National Airport for several years as an adjunct ot my headquarters job.  After I retired from the FAA I served as an ad hoc member ot the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board for three years working on air navigation issues.  I also served as a member ot the civilian GPS Requirements Review Board sponsored by the Air Force Space Command.  While with the FAA I worked closely with DoD on GPS issues involved in civil use of the signal.  After I retired for the second time I formed a small photography business and pursued that.   One thing that really gratified me was that I served with retired General Bernard Schriever on the the GPS Requirements committee.  It was an honor to know him briefly.  Great stories.  Currently I am involved in local government and competitive age group swimming. 
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1952, Basic Military Training (Parks AFB, CA), 3289/369
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
55-I551st Airborne Early Warning and Control Wing2750th Air Base Wing553rd Reconnaissance Wing
United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
  1954-1955, 55-I
  1955-1960, 1045D, 960th Airborne Warning and Control Squadron
  1955-1960, 551st Airborne Early Warning and Control Wing
  1960-1962, 1435A, 6214th Air Base Squadron
  1962-1966, 1925, 2750th Air Base Wing
  1965-1967, 1925, Air Force Bases/ Installations
  1967-1969, 1045D, 553rd Reconnaissance Wing
  1969-1972, 1925, United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1969 Vietnam War
  1968-1968 Vietnam Air/Ground (Tet Counteroffensive) Campaign (1968)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-25 Mitchell  T-39 Sabreliner  
  1954-1954, B-25 Mitchell
  1954-1954, T-6 Texan II
  1954-1954, T-28 Trojan
  1955-1955, B-29 Superfortress
  1955-1960, RC-121 Warning Star
  1960-1962, T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)
  1960-1962, C-47 Skytrain/Dakota
  1962-1965, T-29 Flying Classroom
  1962-1966, C-131 Samaritan
  1966-1967, T-39 Sabreliner
  1968-1969, EC-121R Batcat
  1969-1972, T-39 Sabreliner
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