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Brigadier General Gregory L. Ferguson
Assistant Adjutant General, Oklahoma Air National Guard
  BG Gregory L. Ferguson

BG Ferguson Biography

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Brigadier General Gregory L. Ferguson is Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Oklahoma National Guard and also serves as Commander, Oklahoma Air National Guard. He is the principle advisor to The Adjutant General for all Oklahoma Air National Guard matters. General Ferguson additionally is responsible for the combat readiness and operational effectiveness for all Oklahoma Air National Guard units. He is also dual-hatted as the Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, United States Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

General Ferguson has been a member of the Oklahoma Air National Guard since March 1982. Since receiving his commission in 1984 at the Academy of Military Science in Knoxville, Tennessee, General Ferguson has served as Commander of the 185th Airlift Squadron and the 137th Operations Group; as Vice Commander and Commander of the 137th Airlift Wing and Commander of the 137th Air Refueling Wing. General Ferguson also served as Deputy Commander, 485th Expeditionary Operations Group, King Faisal Air Base, Tabuk, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and 379th Expeditionary Operations Group, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar in 2003. General Ferguson oversaw the implementation of the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission requirements for Will Rogers Air National Guard Base. Since May of 2005, he has provided joint coordination with Active Duty Air Force and the Air Force Reserve Command in the transition to the new mission and the relocation of the Operations and Maintenance Groups to Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. He oversaw the establishment of the first Air Reserve Component association in the United States Air Force serving as the last Commander of the 137th Airlift Wing and the first Commander of the 137th Air Refueling Wing.

 
Education

1983        University of Oklahoma, Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Norman, OK
2004        United States Air War College, by correspondence
2007        Oklahoma State University, Masters Degree in Natural and Applied Science, Aviation and Space Option, OKC, OK
2011        George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Senior Executive Seminar, Garmisch, Germany
2012        National Defense University, CAPSTONE, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, District of Columbia

Assignments
February 1984 - February 1985 Student
Undergraduate Pilot Training, Reese Air Force Base, Texas
February 1985 - June 1994 Pilot
C-130H, 185th Airlift Squadron, Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma
June 1994 - June 2000 Instructor Pilot
C-130H, 185th Airlift Squadron, Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma
June 2000 - June 2002 Commander
185th Airlift Squadron, Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma
June 2002 - April 2005 Commander
137th Operations Group, Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma
May 2005 - April 2007 Vice Commander
137th Airlift Wing, Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma
May 2007 - April 2008 Commander
137th Airlift Wing, Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma
April 2008 - January 2011 Commander
137th Air Refueling Wing, Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma

January 2011 - August 2012


September 2012 - Present

Chief of Staff
Oklahoma Air National Guard, Oklahoma Joint Force Headquarters, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Assistant Adjutant General - Air
Joint Force Headquarters, Oklahoma National Guard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; dual-hatted, October 2011 - Present, Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, United States Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

Flight Information

Rating: Command Pilot
Flight Hours: More than 5,000 including 106 combat missions
Aircraft Flown: T-37, T-38, C-130H and KC-135R
Pilot Wings from Reese Air Force Base, Texas

Awards & Decorations
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Air Medal
Aerial Achievement Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (w/Valor and 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Combat Readiness Medal (with 2 Silver Oak Leaf Clusters)
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Kosovo Campaign Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)

Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Iraq Campaign Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short Tour
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon (with Gold Border)
Air Force Longevity Service Award (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)
Armed Force Reserve Medal (with Silver Hourglass, M Device and Numeral 2)
Air Force Basic Military Training Honor Graduate Ribbon
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Professional Memberships
National Guard Association of Oklahoma
National Guard Association of United States
Promotion Dates
Second Lieutenant 16 February 1984
First Lieutenant 16 February 1987
Captain 10 April 1989
Major 02 July 1995
Lieutenant Colonel 10 July 1999
Colonel 17 March 2005
Brigadier General 31 January 2011
 
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