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COLONEL BRADLEY M. DERRIG

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Colonel Bradley M. Derrig is the Vice Wing Commander, 119th Wing, North Dakota Air National Guard.

Colonel Derrig entered the North Dakota Air National Guard in 1985 working as an F-4 Crew Chief. He received his commission in February 1992 and completed Undergraduate Pilot Training at Laughlin AFB, TX in March of 1993, after which he returned to the 119th Fighter Wing and served as a Line Fighter Pilot. Col Derrig has served as the Group Scheduling Officer, Chief of Wing Plans, Chief of Safety, Chief of Standardization and Evaluation, and Operations Group Commander. Prior to his current position, Colonel Derrig was the Mission Support Group Commander.

Colonel Derrig is a Command Pilot with more than 2,400 hours in the T-37, T-38, F-16 and the C-21A aircraft.

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Air Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with eleven Oak Leaf Clusters
Combat Readiness Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters
National Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal


EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant 20 February 1992
First Lieutenant 20 August 1994
Captain 13 February 1997
Major 31 May 2001
Lieutenant Colonel 16 December 2005
Colonel 19 June 2009

Current as of 17 March 2016