Colonel Wild is the Vice Commander, 99th Air Base Wing, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. In this position, he supports the installation command authority for Nellis Air Force Base and the 2.9 million-acre Nevada Test and Training Range. He is responsible for all installation support, providing communications, contracting, engineering, environmental, law enforcement, logistics, medical, security, services, supply, transportation and mission support for more than 12,000 assigned service members and 313,000 family members, retirees and veterans. In addition, the 99 ABW supports the U. S. Air Force Warfare Center, 53rd Wing, 57th Wing, 432nd Wing, 505th Command & Control Wing, 926th Wing, 363rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, the NTTR, 52 tenant units, over 250 rotary and fixed-wing aircraft plus nearly 1,500 visitors and temporary-duty personnel conducting business daily across the installation.
Colonel Wild earned his Air Force commission through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at Pennsylvania State University in 2000. He is a career weather officer with numerous operational, command, and staff tours. Colonel Wild served as the commander of the 607th Weather Squadron and United States Forces Korea Joint METOC Officer in Seoul, Korea, and was the 724th Expeditionary Airbase Squadron Commander and Installation Commander for Airbase 201, Agadez, Niger. Colonel Wild also has multiple deployments in support of air and ground operations for Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM/NEW DAWN. Prior to his current assignment, Colonel Wild served as Chief, Army Weather Branch, HQ Air Combat Command / A3, OL-G, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
2000 Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
2002 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
2010 Air Command and Staff College, Correspondence
2011 Master’s in Emergency and Disaster Management, American Military University, Manassas, Virginia.
2014 U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
2019 Air War College, Correspondence
1. April 2001 – November 2002, Wing Weather Officer, 509th Operations Support Squadron, Whiteman AFB, Missouri.
2. November 2002 – June 2005, Assistant Flight Commander, 7th Operations Support Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas.
3. June 2005 – June 2007, Weather Flight Commander, 354th Operations Support Squadron, Eielson AFB, Alaska.
4. June 2007 – April 2008, Weather Team Chief, 607th Combined Air Operations Center, Osan AB, Republic of Korea.
5. April 2008 – July 2009, Executive Officer to the Vice Commander 7th Air Force, Osan AB, Republic of Korea.
6. July 2009 – June 2010, Chief, Current Operations, 7th Weather Squadron, Heidelberg, Germany.
7. June 2010 – July 2012, Assistant Director of Operations, 7th Weather Squadron, Heidelberg, Germany.
8. July 2012 – December 2013, Director of Operations, 1st Weather Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
9. December 2013 – December 2014, Student, Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
10. December 2014 – June 2015, Instructor, Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
11. June 2015 – June 2017, Commander, 607th Weather Squadron, USAG Yongsan, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
12. June 2017 – June 2018, Chief, Army Weather Policy, Department of the Army, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
13. June 2018 – December 2018, Executive Officer to the Director of Weather, Headquarters United States Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
14. December 2018 – June 2021, Deputy Commander, 99th Mission Support Group, Nellis AFB, Nevada.
15. June 2021 – June 2022, Chief, Army Weather Branch, HQ ACC / A3, OL-G, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
16. June 2022 – Present, Vice Commander, 99 Air Base Wing, Nellis AFB, Nevada.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with eight oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Army Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Navy Achievement Medal
Air Force Weather FGO of the Year 2011
(CURRENT AS OF JUNE 2022)