Maj. Gen. Gregory L. Ferguson serves as the Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida. The command is the Air Force component of United States Special Operations Command. Air Force Special Operations Command provides Air Force special operations forces for worldwide deployment and assignment to unified combatant commanders with approximately 19,000 active-duty, Reserve, Air National Guard and civilian professionals.
General Ferguson enlisted in the Oklahoma Air National Guard in 1982 and was commissioned in 1984 at the Academy of Military Science in Knoxville, Tennessee. He has served as the Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Oklahoma National Guard. His duties included assisting the Adjutant General in the oversight of 2,500 Airmen located in two wings across the state. He also supported joint activities with the Oklahoma Army National Guard to include the State Partnership Program and the State Joint Task Force.
General Ferguson's career includes participation in numerous missions during multiple global operations to include Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. He has also commanded units at the flight, squadron, group and wing level.
1983 Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman
2004 Air War College, by correspondence
2007 Master’s degree, Natural and Applied Science, Aviation and Space Option, Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City
2011 George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Senior Executive Seminar, Garmisch, Germany
2012 CAPSTONE, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2014 U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, Director of Mobility Forces Course, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
2014 National Security Studies Management Course, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
2015 John F. Kennedy School of Government National and International Security, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
1. February 1984 - February 1985, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Reese Air Force Base, Texas
2. February 1985 - June 1994, Pilot, C-130H, 185th Airlift Squadron, Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Okla.
3. June 1994 - June 2000, Instructor Pilot, C-130H, 185th Airlift Squadron, Will Rogers ANGB, Okla.
4. June 2000 - June 2002, Commander, 185th Airlift Squadron, Will Rogers ANGB, Okla.
5. June 2002 - April 2005, Commander, 137th Operations Group, Will Rogers ANGB, Okla.
6. May 2005 - April 2007, Vice Commander, 137th Airlift Wing, Will Rogers ANGB, Okla.
7. May 2007 - April 2008, Commander, 137th Airlift Wing, Will Rogers ANGB, Okla.
8. April 2008 - January 2011, Commander, 137th Air Refueling Wing, Will Rogers ANGB, Okla.
9. January 2011 - August 2012, Chief of Staff, Oklahoma Air National Guard, Oklahoma Joint Force Headquarters, Oklahoma City, Okla.
10. October 2011 - December 2014, Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, United States Transportation Command, Scott AFB, Ill. (dual hat)
11. September 2012 - June 2015, Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Joint Force Headquarters, Oklahoma National Guard, Oklahoma City, Okla.
12. June 2015 - present, Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, United States Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
Rating: command pilot
Flight hours: more than 5,000 including 106 combat missions
Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38, C-130H and KC-135R
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with “V” device and oak leaf cluster
Combat Readiness Medal with 10 oak leaf clusters
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Kosovo Campaign Medal with bronze star
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with bronze star
Iraq Campaign Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon (Short Tour)
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon
Air Force Longevity Service Award with five oak leaf clusters
Armed Force Reserve Medal with silver hourglass, “M” device and numeral 2
Air Force Basic Military Training Honor Graduate Ribbon
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon with oak leaf cluster
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
National Guard Association of Oklahoma
National Guard Association of United States
Allied Pilots Association
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Feb. 16, 1984
First Lieutenant Feb. 16, 1987
Captain April 10, 1989
Major July 2, 1995
Lieutenant Colonel July 10, 1999
Colonel March 17, 2005
Brigadier General Jan 31, 2011
Major General July 9, 2015
(Current as of November 2015)