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Col. Peter T. Green III Biography

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Col. Peter T. Green III
  
Colonel Peter T. Green III is the Commander, 104th Fighter Wing, Barnes Air National Guard Base, Westfield, Massachusetts. In this role, he ensures the unit is mission ready and can effectively support the alert homeland defense and the expeditionary deployment missions for the 18 PAA F-15C/D Eagles and over 1000 military and civilian personnel. He has served in a variety of unit command and headquarters positions both full and part-time during assignments with the Air National Guard and has participated in combat/combat support deployments supporting Operations Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom. Colonel Green’s civilian career includes serving as Director of Human Resources and Training and Assistant Vice President of Brand Strategy and Integration with CIGNA for 10 years while serving his country as a Traditional Guardsman with the Air National Guard.

EDUCATION:
1988 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Massachusetts
1991 Academy of Military Science, Knoxville, Tennessee
1995 Squadron Officer School, in-residence, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
1995 Master of Science, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Springfield College, Springfield, Massachusetts
2006 Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
2010 USNORTHCOM/NORAD, Joint Task Force Commander Course
2011 National Defense University, Reserve Components National Security Course
2012 Joint Force Staff College, Advance Joint Professional Military Education, Norfolk, Virginia
2012 Homeland Protection Course, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Massachusetts
2013 Leadership in Homeland Security Program, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education
2016 National Security Management Course, Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
2017 Senior Executives in National and International Security, Harvard Kennedy School, Executive Education

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. March 1982, student at BMT, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. May – July 1982, student at USAF Security Police Academy & Air Base Ground Defense
School, Lackland AFB, Texas
3. July 1982 – Feb 1991 Security Forces Specialist, 104th Fighter Wing, Barnes Air National
Guard Base, Westfield, Massachusetts
4. Feb 1991 – July 1993, Commander, 104th Services Flight, Barnes Air National Guard Base,
Westfield, Massachusetts
5. July 1993 – Feb 1999, Commander, 104th Mission Support Squadron, Barnes Air National Guard Base, Westfield, Massachusetts
6. Feb 2003- May 2003, Commander, 387th Component Repair Flight, 387th Air Expeditionary Group, Southeast Asia
7. Feb 1999 – Sept 2003, Commander, 104th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Barnes Air
National Guard Base, Westfield, Massachusetts
8. Sept 2003 – May 2009, Commander, 104th Security Forces Squadron, Barnes Air National
Guard Base, Westfield, Massachusetts
9. Feb 2008- Sept 2008, Commander, 447th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Sather Air Force Base, Baghdad, Iraq 
10. May 2009 – Sept 2012, Director of Staff, Joint Force Headquarters, Massachusetts Air
National Guard
11. Sept 2012 to Jun 2015, Commander, 104th Maintenance Group, Barnes Air National Guard Base, Westfield, Massachusetts
12. July 2015 to June 2018, Vice Commander, 104th Fighter Wing, Barnes Air National Guard Base, Westfield, Massachusetts
13. June 2018 to present, Commander, 104th Fighter Wing, Barnes Air National Guard Base, Westfield, Massachusetts       

 

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Legion of Merit with 1 oak leaf cluster
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Air Force Meritorious Unit Award
AF Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device and 7 oak leaf clusters
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters
Air Force Recognition Ribbon
National Defense Service Medal with 1 device
Iraqi Campaign Medal with 1 device
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon w/gold border and 2 devices
Air Force Longevity Service with 5 oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 2 “M” device and silver hourglass
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with 1 oak leaf cluster
Air Force Training Ribbon with 1 oak leaf cluster

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Second Lieutenant 14 February 1991
First Lieutenant 26 April 1993
Captain  26 April 1995
Major   26 April 1999
Lieutenant Colonel 26 April 2006
Colonel  2 February 2010
  
(Current as of 18 July 2018)