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Lieutenant Colonel MICHAEL R. WILSON

Lt. Col. Michael R. Wilson is the commander, 332d Recruiting Squadron, Nashville, Tennessee. He commands 10 flights comprised of 85 military and civilian personnel
covering 92,000 square miles throughout eight states in the midwest and southern United States. Lt Col Wilson partners with military, civic, educational, and community leaders to generate optimum awareness for Department of the Air Force accessions. He manages a $1.3 million budget, a fleet of 65 vehicles and 40 recruiting office locations charged with an annual accession of 1,400 new Airmen and Guardians for the Air and Space Forces.

Lieutenant Colonel Wilson enlisted in the Air Force in 1997 and served as a KC-10 Flying Crew Chief and Maintenance Qualification Training Program Instructor. Since earning his commission through Officer Training School in 2004, Lieutenant Colonel Wilson has served as a space crew commander, instructor & evaluator for ground-based radar operations; Space Battle Manager and Chief of Orbital Analysis for the Combined Space Operations Center; Deputy Chief of Weapons & Tactics for the 1st Special Operations Wing; and Chief of the Space Integration Division for Air Force Special Operations Command. Additionally, he has executed missions on contingency deployments for Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, FREEDOM’s SENTINEL, RESOLUTE SUPPORT, and OLYMPIC DEFENDER. Prior to his current position, Lieutenant Colonel Wilson served as the Operations Officer for Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 790, Tennessee State University, where he was responsible for recruiting and overseeing the preparation of officer candidates through a comprehensive college program encompassing 11 geographically separated universities spread across the middle Tennessee region.

2001 Airman Leadership School, Travis Air Force Base, Calif.
2002 Associates of Science in Aircraft Systems Maintenance Technology, Community College of the Air Force
2004 Bachelor of Science in Workforce Education & Development, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill.
2005 Officer Space 100 Course, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
2006 Air & Space Basic Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. 
2010 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2011 Advanced Orbital Mechanics, Air Force Advanced Space Operations School, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2011 Officer Space 200 Course, National Security Space Institute, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2011 Masters of Business Administration, American Military University, Charles Town, W.Va.
2016 Introduction to Special Operations Course, USAF Special Operations School, Hurlburt AFB, Fla.
2017 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2017 Officer Space 300 Course, National Security Space Institute, Colorado Springs, Colo.

1. Jan. 1997 - March 1997, Basic Trainee, 323rd Training Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
2. March 1997 - May 1997, Aircraft Maintenance Student, 361st Training Squadron, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas
3. May 1997 - Aug. 2001, Flying Crew Chief, 660th Aircraft Generation Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, Calif.
4. Aug. 2001 -  Aug. 2004, Maintenance Qualification Training Program Instructor, 60th Mission Support Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, Calif.
5. Aug. 2004 - Nov. 2004, Officer Trainee, Officer Training School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
6. Nov. 2004 - March 2005, Space Operations Student, 392/533 Training Squadrons, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. 
7. March 2005 - May 2009, Commander, Operations Flight, 20th Space Control Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
8. July 2009 – July 2012, Chief, Orbital Analysis, 614th Air & Space Operations Center, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
9. July 2012 – June 2016, Director of Operations, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 800, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.
10. June 2016 – Aug. 2018, Deputy Chief, Weapons & Tactics, 1st Special Operations Wing, 1st Special Operations Group, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
11. Aug. 2018 – June 2019, Chief, Space Integration Division, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
12. June 2019 – April 2021, Director of Operations, 20th Space Control Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base Site C-6
13. April 2021 – Dec. 2022, Operations Officer, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 790, Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tenn.
14. Dec 2022 – Present, Commander, 332D Recruiting Squadron, Nashville, Tenn.