|COLONEL GERALD V. GOODFELLOW|
Col. Gerald V. Goodfellow is the Commander, 12th Flying Training Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The 12th FTW is the Source of America's Airpower, delivering unrivaled airpower leaders for the future of the U.S. Air Force. The wing consists of three flying groups and a maintenance directorate spanning more than 1,600 miles at JBSA-Randolph, Texas, Pensacola Naval Air Station, Fla. and the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo.
The wing is responsible for numerous aviation training programs. These programs include T-38, T-6, and T-1 Pilot Instructor Training, Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals Training, Undergraduate Combat Systems Officer Training, Undergraduate Remotely Piloted Aircraft Training, Basic Sensor Operator Qualification Training, Powered Flight, Glider, and Parachuting Airmanship programs for U.S. Air Force Academy cadets, and Introductory FIight Screening for all Air Force officers scheduled to enter pilot, combat systems officer, or remotely piloted aircraft training.
Colonel Goodfellow received his commission through the University of New Mexico's Reserve Officers Training Corps program. He has served as a B-1 instructor and evaluator Weapon Systems Officer, the Chief of the Air Staff Wargaming Branch at the Pentagon responsible for executing the Air Force Chief of Staff's annual Title 10 Wargame, the commander of the largest training support detachment in Air Combat Command, a professor at the U.S. Army War College, and the commander of a B-1 Operations Group. Prior to his current position, he served as Vice Commander, 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.
1989 Bachelor of Science degree in economics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.
1996 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1996 Master's degree in aeronautical science, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla.
2003 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2003 Master's degree in military operational art and science, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2003 Air War College by correspondence
2008 Master's degree in strategic studies, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
2011 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, Charlottesville.
2011 Public Policy Seminar, Capitol Hill Club, Washington, D.C.
2012 Leadership Enhancement Program, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.
1. February 1990 - November 1990, student, Undergraduate Navigator Training, Mather AFB, Calif.
2. March 1991 - July 1991, student, KC-135 Combat Crew Training Squadron, Castle AFB, Calif.
3. July 1991 - October 1993, KC-135 navigator, 917th Air Refueling Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas.
4. October 1993 - April 1994, student, B-1 Offensive Systems Officer Training, B-1 Combat Crew Training Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas.
5. April 1994 - December 1996, B-1 offensive systems officer, life support officer and training flight instructor weapon systems officer, 9th Bomb Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas.
6. January 1997 - July 1999, Chief, Training Flight; Chief, Standardization and Evaluation; and Flight Commander, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
7. July 1999 - July 2002, Chief Weapons Systems Operator of Wing Standardization and Evaluation, and Executive Officer, 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
8. July 2002 - June 2003, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
9. June 2003 - May 2005, Chief, Wargaming Branch, Operational Plans and Joint Matters Directorate, Deputy Chief of Staff, Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
10. June 2005 - June 2006, Commander, Air Combat Command Training Support Squadron Det. 1, Luke AFB, Ariz.
11. June 2006 - July 2007, Deputy Commander, 28th Operations Group, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
12. July 2007 - June 2008, student, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
13. June 2008 - June 2010, Professor of Strategy, and Director, Joint Doctrine, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
14. June 2010 - June 2011, Commander, 7th Operations Group, Dyess AFB, Texas.
15. June 2011 - June 2012, Vice Commander, 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess AFB, Texas.
16. June 2012 - Present, Commander, 12th Flying Training Wing, JBSA-Randolph, Texas.
Rating: Master Navigator
Flight hours: more than 3,100
Aircraft flown: B-1, KC-135, T-1, T-38, T-6, T-43, T-37, UV-18, TG-16
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit
Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
OTHER MAJOR AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
1995 Mackay Trophy, U.S. Air Force's most meritorious flight of the year
1995 World Record Aviation, Nonstop Speed Around-the-World with refueling in flight
1995 Outstanding Graduate, B-1 Central Flight Instructor Course
1996 Distinguished Graduate, B-1 Weapon System Officer Training
1999 General Ira C. Eaker Award, Outstanding Single Feat of Military Airmanship in 8th Air Force
2004 Deputy Chief of Staff, Air and Space Operations, Air Force Association Action Officer of the Year Award
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Feb. 2, 1990
First Lieutenant Sept. 24, 1991
Captain Sept. 24, 1993
Major Jan. 1, 2001
Lieutenant Colonel April 1, 2004
Colonel Sept. 1, 2009
(Current as of June 2014)