Harris, John, Lt Col

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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Current/Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1966-1967, 555th Fighter Squadron - Triple Nickel
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
0006- Pilot Trainee (UPT)
Service Years
1964 - 1998
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Air Force Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Lieutenant Colonel

 Official Badges 

Tactical Air Command

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal US Air Force Honorable Discharge (Old Style)

 Military Association Memberships
Scabbard and Blade AssociationRed River Valley Fighter Pilots AssociationUnited Services Automobile Association (USAA)National Rifle Association (NRA)
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)Post 854Reserve Officers Association (ROA)Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS)
Minuteman FlightNational Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS)Air Force Association (AFA)Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)Distinguished Flying Cross Society(DFCS)Camp 1698, DEWITT-SMITH
  1963, Scabbard and Blade Association
  1967, Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association
  1968, United Services Automobile Association (USAA) - Assoc. Page
  1968, National Rifle Association (NRA)
  1971, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1971, American Legion, Post 854 (Life Associate Member) (Valley Stream, New York) - Chap. Page
  1972, Reserve Officers Association (ROA) [Verified]
  1980, Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS)
  1980, Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS)
  1992, Order of Daedalians, Minuteman Flight (Life Associate Member) (Bedford, Massachusetts) - Chap. Page
  1992, National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) - Assoc. Page
  1995, Air Force Association (AFA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2000, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2011, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2012, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 905 (Vice President) (Portage) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2015, Distinguished Flying Cross Society(DFCS) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2015, Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), Camp 1698, DEWITT-SMITH (Finance Officer) (Springfield, Massachusetts) - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I am retired from the Air Force. I am also a retired Captain with Eastern airlines. I recently retired as an Aviation Safety Inspector for the FAA, and i am going to work as a contractor instructing at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City. I recently acceped a position as a Project Manager with Unmanned Experts to certify a Drone Test Site At Joint Base Cape Cod.
Other Comments:
Massachusetts National Guard DesertStorm Medal, Massachusetts Service Medal. FAA Medal of Valor

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Aviator (Command)
Air Traffic Control (Basic)
Expert Marksman


Auto Rifle

Machine Gun
Sharp Shooter


Tank Weapons


 National Guard Awards

 Unit Assignments
School Assignments555th Fighter Squadron  - Triple Nickel60th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron137th Tactical Air Support Squadron
731st Tactical Airlift Squadron337th Tactical Airlift Squadron
  1965-1966, 0006, Pilot Training Classes 60- thru 69- (PBOC/ENJJPT/JSUPT/UPT/JSTAR/JSUNT/UNT)
  1966-1967, 555th Fighter Squadron - Triple Nickel
  1968-1971, 60th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
  1971-1973, 137th Tactical Air Support Squadron
  1973-1985, 1025A, 731st Tactical Airlift Squadron
  1983-1985, 337th Tactical Airlift Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1968 Operation Steel Tiger
  1965-1973 Operation Tiger Hound
  1967-1967 Vietnam Air Offensive Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Rolling Thunder IV
  1978-1978 Training Exercise - Reforger '78
  1979-1979 Training Exercise - Reforger '79
  1984-1984 Training Exercise - Reforger '84
 Colleges Attended 
University of GeorgiaAir UniversityNational Defense UniversityMarine Corps University
  1960-1964, University of Georgia
  1976-1977, Air University
  1981-1982, National Defense University
  1983-1984, Marine Corps University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
T-37 Tweety  T-38 Talon  F-4 Phantom  T-28 Trojan  
F-102 Delta Dagger  T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)  F-101 Voodoo  O-2 Skymaster  
C-123 Provider  UC-123B/K  Ranch Hand  C-130 Hercules  
  1965-1965, T-37 Tweety
  1966-1966, T-38 Talon
  1966-1967, F-4 Phantom
  1967-1967, T-28 Trojan
  1967-1968, F-102 Delta Dagger
  1967-1971, T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)
  1968-1971, F-101 Voodoo
  1971-1972, O-2 Skymaster
  1973-1984, C-123 Provider
  1973-1984, UC-123B/K Ranch Hand
  1984-1985, C-130 Hercules
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