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COLONEL ROSCOE L. O. GRIFFIN

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Colonel Roscoe L. O. Griffin is the Director of Reserve Forces, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Implementing command Total Force Policy by ensuring reserve personnel are: assigned, trained and ready to support the design, development, acquisition, and fielding of missile warning, spacelift and ranges, space surveillance and control, communications, navigation, and missile systems; augment the active duty in any wartime and/or military emergency requiring expansion of command capabilities to conduct successful space and missile operations; and perform peacetime missions compatible with operational training.

Colonel Griffin is a native of Rochester, Illinois and received his commission through Officer Training School.

He has served in a variety of command, space operations, training and staff positions. In addition, the colonel was Commander, 438th Air Expeditionary Group, Shahbaz Air Base Jacobabad, Pakistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

EDUCATION
1975 Bachelor of Arts degree in History Education, Louisiana State University, New Orleans
1982 Master of Arts degree in Public Administration, Golden Gate University, San Francisco
1986 Squadron Officer School Distinguished Graduate
1994 Air Command and Staff College (correspondence)
2001 Air War College Excellent Graduate (seminar)

ASSIGNMENTS
1. 1980 - 1983, Deputy/ Missile Combat Crew Commander, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.
2. 1983 - 1984, Space Systems Director/Evaluator, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
3. 1984 – 1985, Space Systems Instructor/Director/Evaluator, Clear Air Force Base, Alaska.
4. 1985 – 1988, Space Shuttle Navigation and Computer Instructor, NASA Johnson Space Center, Texas.
5. 1988 - 1991, Squadron Officer School Flight Commander, Chairman of Leadership Committee, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
6. 1991 - 1993, Flight Commander, 1st Space Operations Squadron, Falcon Air Force Base, Colorado.
7. 1993 – 1997, Operations Officer, 7th Space Operations Squadron, Falcon Air Force Base, Colorado.
8. 1997 –2002, Deputy Group Commander, 310th Space Group, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.
9. 2002 – 2005, Group Commander, 310th Space Group, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.
10. 2004 (Mar 04 – Jul 04), Commander, 438thst Air Expeditionary Group, Shahbaz Air Base, Jacobabad Pakistan-Operation Enduring Freedom
11. 2005 – present, Director of Reserve Forces, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

SPACE INFORMATION
Colonel Griffin is authorized to wear the Master Space Badge and Basic Missile Operations Badge due to his extensive experience in multiple aspects of the space career field. As a Space Systems Director, Colonel Griffin was a charter member of the 1st Space Wing - now 21st Space Wing. Further experience included duty in the manned space flight arena as a Space Shuttle Instructor to numerous shuttle crews including 51L - the Challenger crew. Duty in tactical and strategic warning preceded his involvement in satellite operations where as a Crew Commander and Flight Commander, he directed thousands of satellite mission contacts including Flight Commander of both GPS and DSP launches controlled from Schriever AFB.

MILITARY AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with V device and three oak leaf clusters
Global War on Terrorism (E) Medal
Global War on Terrorism (S) Medal
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Air and Space Campaign Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant, 4 February 1981
First Lieutenant, 4 February 1983
Captain, 4 February 1985
Major, 4 February 1995
Lieutenant Colonel, 30 August 1999
Colonel, 31 January 2003




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