|COLONEL LEONARD S. "WIZARD" DICK|
Colonel Dick is the Vice Commander, Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center, Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona. He is responsible for planning, coordinating, and conducting operational test and evaluation (OT&E) and tactics development and evaluation (TD&E) for mature weapons systems as directed by Air Combat Command (ACC), Air Mobility Command (AMC), and Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). AATC is a blended organization of active, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve personnel and specializes in the identification and testing of low cost and high payoff system upgrades for Air Reserve Component mission platforms. The vice commander also advises the Director of the Air National Guard and the Commander of the Air Force Reserve Command on opportunities to increase the combat capability of their operational systems.
Colonel Dick was commissioned through AFROTC in 1983. He served as a regular active duty officer and F-16 fighter pilot until 1992. He joined the Kansas Air National Guard in November 1992 and then entered the Air Force Reserve in 1993. Colonel Dick is a graduate of the USAF Weapons School and has served as an F-16 combat fighter pilot in Desert Storm, Deny Flight, Operation Northern Watch, Operation Southern Watch, Operation Enduring Freedom, and as a Special Forces ground liaison in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has also commanded an active duty multi-national Aerospace Expeditionary Task Force in Jordan as COMAFFOR in 2008 and was the 506 AEG Commander at Kirkuk Regional Air Base, Iraq from October 2009 to May 2010.
1983 Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan
1987 Squadron Officers School (correspondence)
1996 USAF Weapons School (F-16 Top Flying Award)
1997 Air Command and Staff College (correspondence)
2004 Air War College (correspondence)
2008 Master of Arts, Air Warfare, American Military University
1. April 1983 - April 1984: UPT student, 82 Student Training Squadron, Williams AFB, Ariz.
2. April 1984 - July 1984: AT-38B lead-in fighter training student. 436 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, Holloman AFB, N.M.
3. July 1984 - February 85: F-16A Replacement Training Unit student, 63 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, MacDill AFB, Fla.
4. March 1985 - July 1986: F-16 Flight Lead, Training Officer. 80 Tactical Fighter Squadron "Juvats", Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea.
5. July 1986 - August 1990: F-16 Instructor Pilot and Wing SEFE, 34 Tactical Fighter Squadron, Hill AFB, Utah.
6. August 1990 - April 1991: F-16 Combat Pilot, 421 Tactical Fighter Squadron, Minhad AB, UAE. Desert Storm/Desert Shield.
7. April 1991 - November 1992: F-16 Operational Test Pilot, 422 TES, Nellis AFB, Nev.
8. November 1992 - May 1993: F-16 weapons officer and Replacement Training Unit instructor, 177 Fighter Squadron, McConnell AFB, Kan.
9. May 1993 - December 1995: F-16 Chief of Scheduling and Standards/Evaluations, 302 Fighter Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
10. December 1995 - June 1996: F-16 Fighter Weapons Instructor Course, Nellis AFB, Nev.
11. June 1996 - June 2001: F-16 Director of Operations, 302 Fighter Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
12. June 2001 - March 2003: Deputy Operations Group Commander, 944 Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Ariz.
13. March 2003 - May 2003: Combined Forces Special Operations Command Liaison, ACE Team, OIF, Iraq
14. May 2003 - Jan 2004: Commander, 302 Fighter Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
15. July 2004 - June 2005: Contingency Plans and Requirements Officer, 10 AF/XP, NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas
16. June 2005 - March 2007: F-16 Director of Operations, ANG/AFRC Test Center, Tucson, Ariz.
17. March 2007 - Present: Vice Commander, ANG/AFRC Test Center (AATC), Tucson, Ariz.
18. October 2009 - April 2010: Commander, 506 Air Expeditionary Group, Kirkuk RAB, Iraq
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Flying Cross (1 OLC)
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC)
Air Medal (4 OLC)
Aerial Achievement Medal (1 OLC)
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Combat Action Medal
1997 AFA President's Award for the AF Reserve "Outstanding AFR Aircrew of the Year"
1996 Top Flying Award (Class 96 AIF F-16 USAF Fighter Weapons School)
1996 Gunsmoke and William Tell Team Leader. (William Tell F-16 Top Gun)
Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: 5000
Aircraft flown: F-16, T-37, T-38
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 83
First Lieutenant May 85
Captain May 87
Major Apr 97
Lieutenant Colonel Sep 01
Colonel Apr 07
(Current as of April 2011)