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COLONEL DOUGLAS D. HAYWORTH

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Colonel Douglas D. Hayworth is the Vice Commander of the 137th Special Operations Wing, Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The 137 SOW is a US Air Force flying wing aligned under the Air National Guard. The wing provides manned Intelligence, Reconnaissance, and Surveillance support for Air Force Special Operations Command.

Colonel Hayworth directs, trains, equips and maintains a diverse military force capable of short notice, world-wide deployments in response to Department of Defense approved war plans and contingencies as a multi-mission air wing. He is responsible for the combat readiness of the wing, consisting of three groups and 10 staff offices with more than 1,200 personnel. He oversees and executes an operating budget of more than
$59 million that includes the support of one tenant organization.

Colonel Hayworth has been a member of the Oklahoma Air National Guard since June 1986. He was commissioned through the Academy of Military Science at Knoxville, Tennessee, in April of 1988. He has served the Oklahoma Air National Guard 137th Air RefuelingWing as an enlisted Administration Specialist, Information Management Officer, and Maintenance Officer.

EDUCATION
• 1981 Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, Oklahoma University, OK
• 1996 Squadron Officer School
• 2001 Air Command and Staff College
• 2006 Air War College
• 2014 Masters Liberal Arts, Oklahoma Military History, Oklahoma University, OK

ASSIGNMENTS
• June 1986-April 1988, enlisted Administration Specialist, 205th Engineering Installation Squadron, Will Rogers ANG Base, Oklahoma City, OK
• April 1988-July 1993, Information Management Officer, 137th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Will Rogers ANGB, Oklahoma City, OK
• August 1993- April 1995, Maintenance Officer, 137th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Will Rogers ANG Base, Oklahoma City, OK
• April 1995-December 1998, Commander, 137th Logistics Support Flight, Will Rogers ANG Base, Oklahoma City, OK
• January 1999-June 2004, Commander, 137th Aircraft Generation Squadron, Will Rogers ANG Base, Oklahoma City, OK
• July 2004-September 2007, Commander, 137th Maintenance Squadron, Will Rogers ANG Base, Oklahoma City, OK
• October 2007– May 2011, Deputy Commander, 137th Maintenance Group, Will Rogers ANG Base, Oklahoma City, OK
• May 2011 – December 2013, Commander, 137th Maintenance Group, Will Rogers ANG Base, Oklahoma City, OK
• January 2014 – January 2016, Commander, 137th Mission Support Group, Will Rogers ANG Base, Oklahoma City, OK
• January 2016 – present, Vice Commander, 137th Special Operations Wing, Will Rogers ANG Base, Oklahoma City, OK

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Chief of Staff Award – Air University Squadron Officer School
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal w/One Device
Air Force Commendation Medal w/One Device
AF Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device w/One Device
National Defense Service Medal w/One Device
Armed Forces ExpeditionaryMedal
Global War on Terrorism ExpeditionaryMedal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal w/One Device
Air Force Overseas Short Tour Ribbon w/Two Devices
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon
Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon w/Five Devices
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device
Small Arms Expert Ribbon w/One Device
AF Training Ribbon w/One Device

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS)
National Guard Association of Oklahoma (NGAOK)

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant      April 1988
First Lieutenant            July 1990
Captain                          Nov 1992
Major                              Oct 1998
Lieutenant Colonel      Jan 2002
Colonel                          May 2011


(Current as of Sept. 2016)