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Colonel Robert J. Grey is the Commander, 192nd Maintenance Group, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. He is responsible for a group composed of two squadrons that maintains worldwide deployment and employment of combat ready F-22A aircraft in support of COMACC, CENTAF, USAFE, and PACAF war plans.

Colonel Grey was commissioned in 1991 following graduation from the United States Air Force Academy. He served over 11 years in the active duty before transitioning to the Virginia Air National Guard in 2002. He has served in a number of flying and staff positions. He is a command pilot with more than 3,300 hours in the C-26, C-141, F-15C, F-16 and F-22A. During his career, he has participated in Operations Desert Fox, Southern Watch, Northern Watch and Noble Eagle.


1991 Bachelor of Science Degree in Operations Research, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado.
1993 Master of Public Policy, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
1995 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.
2003 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence.
2010 Air War College, by correspondence.


1. August 1991 - June 1993, John F. Kennedy Fellow, Harvard University.
2. July 1993 - July 1994, student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Columbus AFB, MS.
3. Aug 1994 - Aug 1997, C-26 Evaluator Pilot, 149th Fighter Squadron, Richmond IAP, VA.
4. Sep 1997 - Nov 1997, student C-141 Aircraft Commander training, Altus AFB, OK.
4. Dec 1997 - Sep 1998, C-141 Aircraft Commander, 6th Airlift Squadron, McGuire AFB, NJ.
5. Oct 1998 - Nov 1998, student, Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, Randolph AFB, TX.
6. Dec 1998 - May 1999, F-15C student, 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall AFB, FL.
7. Jun 1999 - Nov 2002, F-15C Mission Commander, Flight Commander, Assistant Director of Operations, 19th Fighter Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, AK.
8. Dec 2002 - Feb 2003, F-16 Special Projects Officer, NGB/A3, Washington, D.C.
9. Mar 2003 - July 2003, F-16C student, 302nd Fighter Squadron, Luke AFB, AZ.
10. Aug 2003 - Dec 2005, F-16C Mission Commander, 149th Fighter Squadron, Richmond IAP, VA.
11. Jan 2006 - Nov 2008, F-22A Evaluator Pilot, Assistant Director of Operations, Chief of Standardization/Evaluation 149th Fighter Squadron, Langley AFB, VA.
12. Dec 2008 - Mar 2011, F-22A Evaluator Pilot, Director of Operations, 149th Fighter Squadron, Langley AFB, VA.
13. Apr 2011 - Present, Commander, 192nd Maintenance Group, Langley AFB, VA


Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster
Combat Readiness Medal with two oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon - Short Tour
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon
Air Force Longevity Service with four oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon


Second Lieutenant, 29 May 1991
First Lieutenant, 29 May 1993
Captain, 29 May 1997
Major, 1 March 2002
Lieutenant Colonel, 25 October 2007
Colonel, 15 July 2011
(Current as of 16 Aug 11)

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