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Colonel John T. Ferry is the 101st Air and Space Operations Group Commander, Tyndall AFB, Florida. He is responsible for Title 32 Florida Guardsmen that support the 601st Air and Space Operations Center.

Col Ferry was commissioned in 1989 as a graduate of Kent State University. Upon completion of undergraduate pilot training, he served as a Supply Officer and Squadron Section Commander at MacDill AFB. After completing requalification training, he was assigned to 71st Fighter Squadron, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. He then transferred to the 2 FS, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, serving as an F-15C instructor pilot and Flight Commander.

After a remote assignment to Osan AB, Korea, he was assigned to the 58th Fighter Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. He had a variety of assignments culminating in Chief, Wing Standard and Evaluation and flew combat missions in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In 2004, he joined the Florida Air National Guard and was assigned to the 601st Air and Space Operations Center. While assigned to the 601 AOC he has served in a variety of assignments including Chief, Master Air Attack Plans, Deputy Combat Plans Division, Deputy Strategy Division and Chief, Mission Support Division.

1989 Bachelor's in Aerospace Technology, Kent State University, Kent Ohio
1997 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala
2006 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2009 Air War College, by correspondence

1. June 1990 - June 1991, student pilot, undergraduate pilot training, Williams AFB Ariz.
2. July 1991 - December 1993, Supply Officer / Squadron Section Commander, MacDill AFB Fla.
3. March 1994 - October 1994, F15C student pilot, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
4. November 1994 - October 1997, F-15C pilot, 71st Fighter Squadron, Langley AFB Va.
5. November 1997 - October 2000, F-15C instructor pilot, 2nd Fighter Squadron Tyndall AFB, Fla.
6. November 2000 - October 2001, Exercise Planner, 7th Air Force, Osan AB, Korea
7. November 2001 - December 2004, 58th Fighter Squadron, Eglin AFB, Fla
8. December 2004 - December 2006, 601st AOC, Combat Plans Division Fighter Planner, Tyndall AFB, Fla
9. December 2006 - December 2007 601st AOC Combat Plans Division MAAP Chief, Tyndall AFB, Fla
10. December 2007 - December 2008 601st AOC Deputy, Combat Plans Division Chief, Tyndall AFB, Fla
11. December 2008 - March 2009 601st AOC Deputy, Strategy Division Chief, Tyndall AFB, Fla
12. March 2009 - March 2011 601st AOC Chief, Mission Support Division, Tyndall AFB, Fla
13. March 2011 - November 2012 601st AOC Chief, Strategy Division Chief, Tyndall AFB, Fla
14. November 2012 - Pres 101st Air and Space Operations Center Commander, Tyndall AFB, Fla

Rating: Command Pilot
Flight Hours: More than 2,000
Aircraft: F-15C

1. Meritorious Service Medal 2
2. Air Medal 0
3. Aerial Achievement Medal 2
4. Air Force Commendation Medal 2
5. Air Force Achievement Medal 1
6. AF Outstanding Unit Award 1
7. AF Organizational Excellence Award 0
8. Combat Readiness Medal 1
9. National Defense Service Medal 1
10. Afghanistan Campaign Medal 1
11. Global War on Terrorism Service Medal 0
12. AF Overseas Ribbon Short 0
13. Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon 3
14. AF Longevity Service 4
15. AF Training Ribbon 0
16. Florida Service Ribbon 0

Second Lieutenant Jan. 18, 1990
First Lieutenant Jan. 18, 1992
Captain Jan. 18, 1994
Major Apr. 1, 2001
Lieutenant Colonel Dec. 21, 2006
Colonel Mar. 2, 2011

(Current as of November 2012)