|BRIGADIER GENERAL CHARLES K. HYDE|
Brigadier General Charles K. Hyde is the Commander, 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base. He leads a wing composed of six groups and 29 squadrons across three bases in Germany, Spain and Belgium. The wing's mission is to conduct USAFE's only airlift, airdrop and aeromedical evacuation flying operations, as well as provide rapid mobility and expeditionary combat support for military operations.
General Hyde was commissioned in 1987 as a distinguished graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. Since then he has served as a commander at the squadron, group and wing levels. He commanded the 320th Expeditionary Operations Group at Seeb Air Base, Oman, during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, and was vice commander of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, Southwest Asia. He served as Chief, Distribution Division, Directorate of Logistics, J-4, the Joint Staff, at the Pentagon, Washington D.C. Prior to his current position, General Hyde served as Deputy Director of Intelligence, Operations, and Nuclear Integration for Flying Training Headquarters AETC, Randolph AFB, Texas
1987 Distinguished graduate, Bachelor of Science degree in international affairs, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1993 Distinguished graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Ala.
1997 Master of Science degree in organizational and human resource development, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas.
2000 Distinguished graduate, Master of Arts degree in national security and strategic studies, Naval War College, Newport, RI.
2005 Master of Arts degree in strategic studies, Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
2008 Joint Professional Military Education Phase II, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2009 Senior Officer Development Course, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.
2009 USAF Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
2010 Senior Executive Fellows Course, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2012 AFSO21 Senior Leadership Course, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.
1. May 1987 - September 1988, student, undergraduate pilot training, Columbus AFB, Miss.
2. September 1988 - February 1989, pilot instructor training, Randolph AFB, Texas.
3. February 1989 - April 1992, T-37 instructor pilot, RSU Controller and Director of Operations Executive Officer, 37th and 42rd Flying Training Squadrons, Columbus AFB, Miss.
4. April 1992 - November 1993, C-130 pilot and aircraft commander, 773rd Tactical Airlift Squadron, Dyess AFB, Tex.
5. November 1993 - December 1995, C-130 instructor pilot, flight commander, and chief of standardization and evaluation, 40th Airlift Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas.
6. December 1995 - December 1996, executive officer and C-130 instructor pilot, 7th Wing, Dyess AFB, Texas.
7. January 1997 - June 1997, assistant operations officer and C-130 evaluator pilot, 40th Airlift Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas.
8. June 1997 - July 1999, Deputy Chief, Senior Officer Matters, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
9. July 1999 - November 2000, Course Officer, Naval War College, Newport, RI.
10. November 2000 - December 2001, assistant operations officer, 517th Airlift Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, AK.
11. January 2002 - January 2004, Commander, 39th Airlift Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas, and November 2002 - June 2003, Commander, 320th Expeditionary Operations Group, Seeb AB, Oman.
12. January 2004 - June 2004, Deputy Commander, 317th Airlift Group, Dyess AFB, Texas.
13. June 2004 - September 2005, Course Officer, Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
14. September 2005 - August 2006, Vice Commander, 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, Southwest Asia
15. September 2006 - July 2008, Chief, Distribution Division, Directorate of Logistics, J-4, the Joint Staff, Washington D.C.
16. October 2008 - August 2010, Commander, 314th Airlift Wing, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
17. September 2010 - August 2011, Deputy Director of Intelligence, Operations, and Nuclear Integration for Flying Training Headquarters AETC, Randolph AFB, Texas.
18. August 2011 - present, Commander, 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
September 2006 - July 2008, Chief, Distribution Division, Directorate of Logistics, J-4, the Joint Staff, Washington D.C., as a colonel
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight hours: More than 4,300
Aircraft flown: T-37, C-130E/H/J
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion Of Merit
Defense Superior Service Medal
Bronze Star with one oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
2005 Commandants Award for Distinction in Research, U.S. Army War College
2004 Squadron Commander of the Year, 317th Airlift Group
2000 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Strategy Essay competition winner
1995 Colonel Joe M. Jackson Award, best combat aerial delivery crew in Air Combat Command
1995 Company Grade Officer of the Year, 40th Airlift Squadron
1989 Distinguished Graduate and Top Graduate, T-37 instructor pilot training
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 27, 1987
First Lieutenant May 27, 1989
Captain May 27, 1991
Major Aug. 1, 1998
Lieutenant Colonel May 1, 2001
Colonel Aug. 1, 2005
Brig Gen July 22, 2011
(Current as of March 2013)