Craig Vincent Mitchell, PhD

AWARDS

Meritorious Service Medal

Air Force Acommendation Medal (with one oak leaf cluster)

Air Force Achievement Medal (with one oak leaf cluster)

National Defense Service Medal

The Ballistic Missile Office at Norton AFB, CA

19 January 1981- 10 August 1983

I began work testing payloads as a systems integrator in Advanced Ballistics RE- Entry Systems (ABREES).

I then served as a Site Activation TAsk Force (SATAF) team chief. I commanded this 80 man unit on the road for five of the six ballistic missile wings. We deployed a Command, Control, and Communications (C3) system for the Minuteman Ballistic missile force.

 Active duty from 2 October 1980-  December 31- 1992.  Individual Ready Reserve from 1 January 1993- 1 March 2017. I  attained the rank of Major USAF/ IRR on January 13, 1995.

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US Air Force Officer's Training School,

Lackland AFB, TX. 

 2 October 1980- 13 January 1981.

I was commissioned a Second Lieutenant

​6595 Test and Evaluation Group at Vandenberg AFB, CA.   August 1989- 31 December 1992. I served as the space Shuttle Test Director for the Chemical Release Observation on shuttle Mission STS-39. I also served as Chief of the Program Management Branch.

513 Test Squadron at Offutt  AFB, NE.

26 April 1985- 15 August 1989.  We tested electronic warfare systems and tactics for the bomber fleet of the Strategic Air Command (SAC). This fleet was composed of B-52s, FB-111s, B-1s and the B-2 bombers. I served as the B- 52 Engineering Branch Chief and as a flight test engineer.  I flew many test and training missions, primarily on board the B-52. 

The Naval Postgraduate School in Monterrey, CA. 15 August 1983- 15 April 1985. I went there to work on a MS in electrical engineering, but I left with another BS.

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