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Col. Rockie K. Wilson

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Col. Rockie K. Wilson is the commander, 37th Training Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, the largest training wing in the U.S. Air Force, comprised of more than 24,000 students and permanent party Airmen. He leads the wing known as the "Gateway to the Air Force," consisting of three groups and one Inter-American Academy, that trains and educates approximately 44,000 joint and international students annually, to include all Department of Defense Military Working Dogs. Colonel Wilson has served in assignments in various locations including Saudi Arabia, Japan, Thailand, Iraq, and Afghanistan where he served as the Civil Affairs Engineering Team Leader on a Provincial Reconstruction Team planning, programming, and executing reconstruction projects in some of the most austere locations in Southern Afghanistan. He grew up in Colorado.

EDUCATION
1998 Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
2003 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2003 Masters of Business Administration, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
2009 Air Command and Staff College (correspondence), Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2012 Masters of Public Administration, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
2012 Air War College (correspondence), Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2017 National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.

ASSIGNMENTS

  1. February 1999 – February 2001, Maintenance Engineer, 775th Civil Engineering Squadron, Hill AFB, Utah
  2. February 2001 – April 2002, Chief, Simplified Acquisitions of Base Engineer Requirements, 75th Civil Engineer Group, Hill AFB, Utah
  3. April 2002 – February 2003, Deputy Chief, Engineering Flight, 374th Civil Engineer Squadron, Yokota AB, Japan
  4. February 2003 – July 2003, Engineer Flight Commander, 374th Civil Engineering Squadron, Yokota AB, Japan
  5. July 2003 – July 2004, Executive Officer, 374th Mission Support Group, Yokota AB, Japan
  6. July 2004 – May 2005, Chief of Maintenance Engineering, 374th Civil Engineer Squadron, Yokota AB, Japan
  7. May 2005 – May 2006, Housing Operations Section Chief, Air Combat Command Directorate of Installations and Mission Support, Langley AFB, Virginia
  8. May 2006 – May 2007, Air Combat Command RED HORSE Program Manager, Air Combat Command Directorate of Installations and Mission Support, Langley AFB, Virginia with duty as Civil Affairs Engineering Team Leader, Qalat Provincial Reconstruction Team, Zabul Province, Afghanistan (August 2006 – December 2006)
  9. May 2007 – June 2009, Executive Officer, Air Combat Command Directorate of Installations and Mission Support, Langley AFB, Virginia with duty as, Programs Flight Commander, 332d Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, Joint Base Balad, Iraq (March 2008 – March 2009)
  10. June 2009 – June 2010, MILCON Program Manager, Headquarters Air Force, Office of The Civil Engineer, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
  11. June 2010 – July 2011, Installation Support Panel Point of Contact, Headquarters Air Force, Office of The Civil Engineer, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
  12. July 2011 – July 2012, CSAF Scholar's Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  13. July 2012 – July 2014, Commander, 19th Civil Engineer Squadron, Little Rock AFB, Arkansas
  14. July 2014 – June 2016, Commander, 11th Civil Engineer Squadron, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
  15. July 2016 – June 2017, Student , National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
  16. June 2017 – July 2019, Commander 628th Mission Support Group, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina
  17. July 2019 – June 2020, Senior Military Assistant, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment, and Energy, Headquarters United States Air Force, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
  18. July 2020 – Present, Commander, 37th Training Wing, Joint Base San Antonio–Lackland, Texas


MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters Army Commendation Medal Air Force Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Air Force Combat Action Medal
Air Force Recognition Ribbon with three oak leaf clusters

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2016 – Led 11th Civil Engineer Squadron to Curtin Award, Best Large Civil Engineer Squadron in Air Force
2015 – Led 11th Civil Engineer Squadron to recognition as 11th Wing's Squadron of the Year (out of 13)
2015 – Led 11th Civil Engineer Squadron to Special Recognition, Commander-In-Chief's Installation Excellence Award
2010 – Air Force Directorate of Logistics, Installations & Mission Support Field Grade Officer of the Year
2009 – Major General L. Dean Fox Award, Air Force Civil Engineering Senior Military Manager of the Year
2007 – Major General William D. Gilbert Award, Air Force Civil Engineering Staff Officer of the Year
2006 – Headquarters Air Combat Command Company Grade Officer of the Year
2004 – Air Force Outstanding Young Engineer
2002 – 75th Civil Engineering Group Company Grade Officer of the Year

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
Registered Professional Engineer, Colorado (2011) Society of American Military Engineers
American Society of Civil Engineers
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant       Jan. 16, 1999    
First Lieutenant            Jan. 16, 2001
Captain                        Jan. 16, 2003                
Major                            Aug. 1, 2008                            
Lieutenant Colonel       Nov. 1, 2012
Colonel                        May 1, 2017

(Current as of July 2020)