Col. Terence A. McGee is the Vice Commander, 349th Air Mobility Wing, Travis Air Force Base, Calif. He assists the commander in leading more than 2,700 Airmen. It is the largest Reserve associate wing in the Air Force, providing combat ready crews and support for the KC-10 Extender, C-5M Super Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. The wing mobilizes mission-ready Airmen in agile combat support to fulfill expeditionary joint war-fighting requirements, and administers medical care and patient transport worldwide.
Col. McGee was commissioned in 1998 through the Air Force Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base (AFB), Montgomery, Ala. In seven years of active duty service, he performed in a number of capacities, including instructor pilot and aircraft commander in the C-9A Nightingale and E-3B AWACS aircraft. He joined the Air Force Reserve in 2005 and has served as a KC-135 evaluator and instructor pilot, KC-46 Initial Operational Test and Evaluation pilot, and Squadron Commander.
Col. McGee has flown numerous combat and combat support sorties, ranging from Operations WINTER TALON, NOBLE EAGLE, TACAMO/CONSTANT WIRE, IRAQI and ENDURING FREEDOM, NEW DAWN, ODYSSEY DAWN, UNIFIED PROTECTOR, and INHERANT RESOLVE. Prior to his current position, the Col was KC-46A Evaluator Pilot and Deputy Division Chief of Standardization and Evaluations, 4th Air Force, March Air Reserve Base (ARB), Calif.
1997 Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering, San Diego State University, San Diego, Calif.
2001 Flight Safety Officer School, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
2003 Life Support Office School, Brooks Field, Texas
2004 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2006 Combat Aircrew Tactics Studies, Fort Dix, N.J.
2009 Advanced Instrument School, Oklahoma City, Okla.
2009 Master of Aeronautical Science in Aeronautics, Embry Riddle University, Daytona Beach, Fla., by correspondence
2011 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2013 Master of Business Administration, The Paul Merage School of Business, Executive Program, University of California Irvine, Irvine, Calif.
2020 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
1. July 1998 – July 1999, Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training, Laughlin AFB, Texas
2. July 1999 – December 1999, C-9A Student Pilot, Scott AFB, Ill.
3. December 1999 – October 2002, C-9A Instructor Pilot, Safety Officer, 30th Airlift Squadron, Yokota Air Base,Japan
4. October 2002 – August 2003, E-3B Student Pilot, Tinker AFB, Okla.
5. August 2003 – November 2004, E-3B Aircraft Commander, Chief of Life Support, 960th Airborne Command and Control Squadron, Tinker AFB, Okla.
6. November 2004 – October 2005, Wing Inspector General, Inspections and Readiness, 552nd Airborne Control Wing, Tinker AFB, Okla.
7. October 2005 – April 2009, KC-135R Instructor Pilot, Chief of Tactics, 336th Air Refueling Squadron, March ARB, Calif.
8. April 2009 – March 2014, KC-135R Evaluator Pilot, Chief of Standardization and Evaluations, 336th Air Refueling Squadron, March ARB, Calif.
9. March 2014 – April 2017, KC-135 Instructor Pilot, Chief Pilot, 18th Air Refueling Squadron, McConnell AFB, Kan.
10. April 2017 – June 2020, Commander, 924th Air Refueling Squadron, McConnell AFB, Kan.
11. June 2020 – August 2021, KC-46A Evaluator Pilot, Deputy Division Chief of Standardization and Evaluations, 4th Air Force, March ARB, Calif.
12. August 2021 - July 2022, Commander, 954th Reserve Support Squadron, Joint Transportation Reserve Unit (JTRU), United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), Scott Air Force Base (AFB), Ill.
13. July 2022 - Present, Vice Commander, 349 Air Mobility Wing, Travis AFB, Calif.
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight Hours: More than 4,500
Aircraft Flown: T-37B, T-1A, C-9A, E-3B/C, KC-135R, KC-135R/T and KC-46A
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Combat Action Medal
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with “V” device and four oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal with eight oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border and nine oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with two “M” devices
(Current as of July 2022)