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Lt. Col. Clifford enlisted into the United States Air Force in 1990, and after completing basic training attended technical training at Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado, graduating as a Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Apprentice. He received his commission in 2000 as a graduate of Officer Training School (OTS), Maxwell AFB, Alabama.  Lt. Col. Clifford joined the Alaska Air National Guard in July of 2004. Prior to appointment as vice commander of the 168th Wing, he served in numerous assignments to include deputy commander of the 611th Air Operations Center, at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson and Program analyst for the Capabilities and Integration Branch, at NORAD and USNORTHCOM.  Lt. Col. Clifford also served for 13 years as a full-time Guardsman with the 176th Air Defense Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. He served in many positions to include commander, director of operations, training officer, chief of standardization and evaluations, and held several qualifications including mission crew commander. Lt. Col. Clifford was responsible for the Alaskan NORAD Regions tactical level air defense command and control mission, employing over 100 operators in the 24/7 alert mission of Operation NOBLE EAGLE.

 

Prior to assuming his current position, Lt. Col. Clifford was deputy commander, 611th Air Operations Center, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

 

EDUCATION

1997   Community College of the Air Force, Associates, Electronic Systems Technology, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

1999   Community College of the Air Force, Associates, Instructor of Technology, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

1998   Wayland Baptist University, Bachelors, Occupational Education, Extended Campus

2000   Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2001   Air Battle Manager Course, Tyndall AFB, Fla.

2006   Squadron Officer School, by correspondence

2008   Air Operations Center Interface Control Officer Course, Hulbert AFB, Fla.

2008   Air Command Staff College, by correspondence

2014   Air War College, by correspondence

2016   Requirements Manager Level B certification

2017   Joint Senior Leaders Course – Countering WMD and CBRN Defense

2017   Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution Course

2017   Defense Support of Civil Authorities Phase I

 

EDUCATION CON’T.

2017   Defense Support of Civil Authorities Phase II

2017   Joint Task Force Commanders Training Course, N&NC

 

ASSIGNMENTS

  1. June 1991–May 1994, Precision Measurement Equipment Journeyman, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska
  2. May 1995–July 1998, Precision Measurement Equipment Journeyman, Luke AFB, Ariz.
  3. November 1998–June 2001, Air Battle Manager Student, 325th Training Squadron, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
  4. June 2001–October 2004, Senior Director, 611th Air Control Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
  5. October 2004–January 2006, Chief Training, 176th Air Control Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
  6. January 2006–June 2007, Chief Standardizations/Evaluations, 176th Air Control Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
  7. June 2007–November 2009, Chief Command/Control Systems, 176th Air Control Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
  8. November 2009–August 2013, Flight Commander, 176th Air Control Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
  9. August 2013–November 2014, Director of Operations, 176th Air Defense Squadron, JBER, Alaska
  10. November 2014–June 2016, Commander, 176th Air Defense Squadron, JBER, Alaska
  11. June 2016–September 2018, Senior Program Analyst, NORAD and USNORTHCOM J8, Peterson AFB, Colo.
  12. September 2018–April 2019, Deputy Commander, 611th Air Operations Center, JBER, Alaska
  13. April 2019–Present, Vice Commander, 168th Wing, Eielson AFB, Alaska

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster

Air Force Commendation Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with four oak leaf clusters

Combat Readiness Medal with four oak leaf clusters

Air Force Good Conduct Medal with three oak leaf clusters

National Defense Service Medal with bronze star

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Air Force Overseas Ribbon Long

Air Force Longevity Service with four oak leaf cluster

Air Force NCO PME Graduate Ribbon

Air Force Training Ribbon with oak leaf cluster

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Airman Basic   August 6, 1990

Airman   February 6, 1991

Airman First Class   February 6, 1992

Senior Airman   February 6, 1994

Staff Sergeant   March 1, 1998

Second Lieutenant   March 3, 2000

First Lieutenant   March 3, 2002

Captain   March 3, 2004

Major   March 7, 2008

Lieutenant Colonel   March 11, 2013

 

 

(Current as of April 2019)

Lt. Col. Clifford enlisted into the United States Air Force in 1990, and after completing basic training attended technical training at Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado, graduating as a Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Apprentice. He received his commission in 2000 as a graduate of Officer Training School (OTS), Maxwell AFB, Alabama.  Lt. Col. Clifford joined the Alaska Air National Guard in July of 2004. Prior to appointment as vice commander of the 168th Wing, he served in numerous assignments to include deputy commander of the 611th Air Operations Center, at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson and Program analyst for the Capabilities and Integration Branch, at NORAD and USNORTHCOM.  Lt. Col. Clifford also served for 13 years as a full-time Guardsman with the 176th Air Defense Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. He served in many positions to include commander, director of operations, training officer, chief of standardization and evaluations, and held several qualifications including mission crew commander. Lt. Col. Clifford was responsible for the Alaskan NORAD Regions tactical level air defense command and control mission, employing over 100 operators in the 24/7 alert mission of Operation NOBLE EAGLE.

 

Prior to assuming his current position, Lt. Col. Clifford was deputy commander, 611th Air Operations Center, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

 

EDUCATION

1997   Community College of the Air Force, Associates, Electronic Systems Technology, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

1999   Community College of the Air Force, Associates, Instructor of Technology, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

1998   Wayland Baptist University, Bachelors, Occupational Education, Extended Campus

2000   Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2001   Air Battle Manager Course, Tyndall AFB, Fla.

2006   Squadron Officer School, by correspondence

2008   Air Operations Center Interface Control Officer Course, Hulbert AFB, Fla.

2008   Air Command Staff College, by correspondence

2014   Air War College, by correspondence

2016   Requirements Manager Level B certification

2017   Joint Senior Leaders Course – Countering WMD and CBRN Defense

2017   Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution Course

2017   Defense Support of Civil Authorities Phase I

 

EDUCATION CON’T.

2017   Defense Support of Civil Authorities Phase II

2017   Joint Task Force Commanders Training Course, N&NC

 

ASSIGNMENTS

  1. June 1991–May 1994, Precision Measurement Equipment Journeyman, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska
  2. May 1995–July 1998, Precision Measurement Equipment Journeyman, Luke AFB, Ariz.
  3. November 1998–June 2001, Air Battle Manager Student, 325th Training Squadron, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
  4. June 2001–October 2004, Senior Director, 611th Air Control Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
  5. October 2004–January 2006, Chief Training, 176th Air Control Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
  6. January 2006–June 2007, Chief Standardizations/Evaluations, 176th Air Control Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
  7. June 2007–November 2009, Chief Command/Control Systems, 176th Air Control Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
  8. November 2009–August 2013, Flight Commander, 176th Air Control Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
  9. August 2013–November 2014, Director of Operations, 176th Air Defense Squadron, JBER, Alaska
  10. November 2014–June 2016, Commander, 176th Air Defense Squadron, JBER, Alaska
  11. June 2016–September 2018, Senior Program Analyst, NORAD and USNORTHCOM J8, Peterson AFB, Colo.
  12. September 2018–April 2019, Deputy Commander, 611th Air Operations Center, JBER, Alaska
  13. April 2019–Present, Vice Commander, 168th Wing, Eielson AFB, Alaska

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster

Air Force Commendation Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with four oak leaf clusters

Combat Readiness Medal with four oak leaf clusters

Air Force Good Conduct Medal with three oak leaf clusters

National Defense Service Medal with bronze star

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Air Force Overseas Ribbon Long

Air Force Longevity Service with four oak leaf cluster

Air Force NCO PME Graduate Ribbon

Air Force Training Ribbon with oak leaf cluster

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Airman Basic   August 6, 1990

Airman   February 6, 1991

Airman First Class   February 6, 1992

Senior Airman   February 6, 1994

Staff Sergeant   March 1, 1998

Second Lieutenant   March 3, 2000

First Lieutenant   March 3, 2002

Captain   March 3, 2004

Major   March 7, 2008

Lieutenant Colonel   March 11, 2013

 

 

(Current as of April 2019)