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Lt Col Larry Dowling, National Aerospace Organization


Lt Col Lawrence Dowling, Florida ANG (Ret.)

Director, Air National Guard Programs
National Aerospace Organization



Biography 

Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence R. Dowling,  Florida Air National Guard (Retired) 
Director of Air National Guard Programs, National Aerospace Organization

      Lt Col Dowling served on Active Duty in the USAF for 9 years and in the Florida Air National Guard for 16. He was primarily an Air Defense Alert F-16 and F-106 pilot and Instructor Pilot, but also managed projects with up to $15 million budgets, and supervised up to 128 people. He wrote Operational Plans, prepared for and lead unit deployments, and managed Alert Force scheduling and payroll of $1.5 million a year. He served one year at the Florida Air National Guard Headquarters in St Augustine as Director of Communications and assisted with the stand up of five new Florida ANG units.

     During his final four years, Lt Col Dowling was the 125th Fighter Wing Vice Commander.  In this position, he was involved in long range planning, budgeting, purchasing, and staffing decisions to ensure effective and cost efficient use of resources and personnel. He was in charge of Headquarters Staff, Public Relations, served on the Battle Staff, conducted Wing directed investigations, and supervised preparations for all major Air Force inspections and visits.  The Wing received rating of Outstanding on both USAF Operational Readiness Inspections during this time, and Outstanding or Excellent on all other inspections.

     Lt Col Dowling retired in 2000, and has since been a civilian contract simulator instructor at Moody AFB, Florida National Guard Civilian Contractor in Military Travel Pay & Homeland Defense CERFP Project Manager, and a United Airlines Pilot in Chicago and Washington DC flying to Europe, South America, Caribbean and North America.

 

EDUCATION

1989   MBA    University of North Florida

1975   BS       U. S. Air Force Academy

1996   Air War College

1983   Air Command and Staff School

1979   Squadron Officers School

1982   USAF Mishap Investigation & Safety School

 

HONORS and MILITARY AWARDS

Meritorious Service Medals  (3 awards)                                    

Aerial Achievement Medal                               

Air Force Commendation Medal  (4 awards)

Air Force Achievement Medal (2 awards)

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (5 awards)

Florida Cross

Florida Distinguished Service Medal

NORAD Air Defense Expert Award

 

 

   

  

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