Franklin, Irl, Lt Col

Air Operations
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1445Y-Air Operations Officer
Current/Last AFSC Group
Air Operations
Primary Unit
1974-1979, Directorate of Operations (HQ USAF/XOO), Headquarters Command (HQ USAF)
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
1055A-Pilot Troop Carrier
Service Years
1956 - 1979
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Officer Collar Insignia
Lieutenant Colonel

 Official Badges 

Air Force Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
United Services Automobile Association (USAA)Sierra NavadaAF189Post 5
Air Commando AssociationAir Force Together We ServedAir Force Memorial (AFM)Chapter 744
  1958, United Services Automobile Association (USAA) - Assoc. Page
  1975, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Sierra Navada (Reno, Nevada) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1979, Air Force Association (AFA), AF189 (Paymaster) (Las Vegas, Nevada) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2000, American Legion, Post 5 (¬†Winnemucca, Nevada) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2000, Air Force Association (AFA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, Air Commando Association [Verified]
  2010, Air Force Together We Served [Verified]
  2010, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2015, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 744 (Winnemucca, Nevada) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I am an independent instructor pilot as well as a ground school instructor for the Norther Nevada Community College. I supervise the adminisration of FAA examinations. I am Deputy Commander of a Civil Air Patrol Squadron. I also fly many search and rescue mission as a qualified Mission Pilot for CAP.
From DD214:
Other Comments:
From 7th SOS:

The 7th Special Operations Squadron was activated on 1 July 1964 as the 7th Air Commando Squadron (7 ACS/USAFE) at Sembach Air Base, Germany. The original cadre came from Hurlburt Field, Florida, in March 1964, as Detachment 4, 1st Air Commando Wing. The new squadron was equipped with 4 C-123s, 6 C-47s and 2 U-10 aircraft, and had 265 personnel authorized. In February 1967, the 7 ACS was designated as the unit to receive the new C-130E(I) Combat Arrow aircraft. In May 1967, command of the squadron was transferred from USAFE to 17th Air Force. Today the squadron flies the MC-130H Combat Talon II at RAF Mildenhall, England.
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  1974-1979, Directorate of Operations (HQ USAF/XOO), Headquarters Command (HQ USAF)

Lieutenant Colonel
From Month/Year
May / 1974
To Month/Year
March / 1979
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Lieutenant Colonel
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 Directorate of Operations (HQ USAF/XOO), Headquarters Command (HQ USAF) Details

Directorate of Operations (HQ USAF/XOO), Headquarters Command (HQ USAF)
HQ/ Command Element
Parent Unit
Headquarters Command (HQ USAF)
Created/Owned By
Not Specified

Last Updated: Dec 10, 2019
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8 Members Also There at Same Time
Directorate of Operations (HQ USAF/XOO)

Perry, Hugh, Col, (1950-1984) 112 1121Z Colonel
Naslund, Willard, Lt Col, (1954-1977) 111 1115A Lieutenant Colonel
Brown, Carl, Capt, (1975-1984) 103 1035A Captain
Parkhill, Gordon, Capt, (1967-1978) 111 Captain
Kidd, David, MSgt, (1973-1997) 306 30670 Master Sergeant
Aikens, Thomas, MSgt, (1961-1986) 702 70250 Staff Sergeant
Coombs, Dave, SMSgt, (1972-1997) 291 29170 Staff Sergeant
Shaw (akaTripp), Susan, TSgt, (1973-1993) 702 70270 Staff Sergeant

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