Boaman, Dick, Col

Weapons Director Staff Officer
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1716-Weapons Director Staff Officer
Current/Last AFSC Group
Weapons Director Staff Officer
Primary Unit
1987-1989, 1716, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
1744A-Weapons Controller
1711-Weapons Director Staff Officer
Service Years
1962 - 1989

 Official Badges 

NORAD Command Badge Combat Crew Commander Air Force Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)Air Force Association (AFA)
  1981, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1989, Air Force Association (AFA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I am fully retired and living in Vero beach, Florida with my wife, Ann.  We have been married for over 50 years.
Other Comments:
Not Specified

 Ribbon Bar

Weapons Director (Master)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1962, Officers Training School (OTS) (Lackland AFB, TX)
 Unit Assignments
AC&WS/AC&WG Units327th Air Division848th Aircraft Control and Warning SquadronNorth American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)
748th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron630th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron531st Aircraft Control and Warning Group23rd Air Division
  1963-1964, 1744A, AC&WS/AC&WG Units
  1964-1966, 1744A, 327th Air Division
  1967-1968, 1711, 848th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
  1969-1974, 1716, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)
  1974-1975, 1716, 748th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
  1975-1978, 1716, 630th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
  1978-1981, 1716, 531st Aircraft Control and Warning Group
  1981-1984, 1716, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)
  1984-1987, 1716, 23rd Air Division
  1987-1989, 1716, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Air Force?
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
Can you recount a particular incident from your service which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Air Force?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
Mount St. Mary's College and Seminary, Emmitsburg Maryland
  1958-1962, Mount St. Mary's College and Seminary, Emmitsburg Maryland
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-89 Scorpion  F-101 Voodoo  F-106 Delta Dart  F-4 Phantom  
F-102 Delta Dagger  F-104 Starfighter  F-15 Eagle/Strike Eagle  
  1963-1964, F-89 Scorpion
  1963-1964, F-101 Voodoo
  1963-1964, F-106 Delta Dart
  1964-1966, F-4 Phantom
  1966-1967, F-102 Delta Dagger
  1966-1967, F-104 Starfighter
  1984-1987, F-15 Eagle/Strike Eagle
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