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COLONEL DAVID T. "TRIM" TRIMBLE

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Colonel David T. Trimble is the Maintenance Group Commander for the 124th Fighter Wing, Idaho Air National Guard, Boise, Idaho. The Maintenance Group consists of the 124th Maintenance Squadron, the 124th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and the 124th Maintenance Operations Flight. He is responsible for both on-equipment and off-equipment maintenance for a squadron of 21 A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft. He directly supports the production of sorties generated to train the best A-10 pilots in the world.

Col. Trimble joined the Idaho Air National Guard in July 1986 receiving his commission through the Academy of Military Science in May 1987. Col. Trimble graduated from pilot training at Williams Air Force Base, Arizona, in June 1988. His first assignment was RF-4C pilot for the Idaho Air National Guard in May 1989. He became a full-time Guardsman in 1990, and was assigned to the 189th RTU as an RF-4C Instructor Pilot. In 1991 he converted to the F-4G "Wild Weasel" and was assigned to the 190th FS and then the 189th F-4G RTU as an Instructor Pilot. In May 1994 Col. Trimble graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University earning his Baccalaureate degree in Professional Aeronautics. He was one of the first pilots to convert to the A/OA-10 in April 1996 and held a variety of positions in the 190 FS to include Chief, Weapons and Tactics, Flight Commander, Chief, Standardization and Evaluation, Director of Operations, and in January 2005, took command of the 190th Fighter Squadron. In July 2010, after graduating from the US Army War College, he was appointed as the Deputy Commander, 124th Operations Group. In June 2012 he took command of the 124th Maintenance Group, his present position.

EDUCATION:
1994 -- B.S., Professional Aeronautics, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL.
1996 -- Squadron Officer School, Correspondence
2001 -- Air Command and Staff College, Correspondence
2007 -- Air War College, Correspondence
2010 - United States Army War College, In Residence
2010 - Masters Degree, Strategic Studies, US Army War College

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. June 1987 -- June 1988, student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Williams AFB, AZ
2. September 1988 -- May 1989, student RF-4C Pilot, 189th Tactical Reconnaissance Training Flight, 124th Tactical Reconnaissance Group, Gowen Field, Boise, ID
3. May 1989 -- July 1990, RF-4C Pilot, 190th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 124th Tactical Reconnaissance Group, Gowen Field, Boise, ID
4. July 1990 -- August 1991, RF-4C instructor pilot, 189th Tactical Reconnaissance Training
5. Flight, 124th Tactical Reconnaissance Group, Gowen Field, Boise, ID
6. August 1991 -- December 1991-- Student, F-4G pilot, 562nd Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, George AFB, CA
7. December 1991 -- April 1994, F-4G Pilot, 190th Fighter Squadron, 124th Fighter Wing, Gowen Field, Boise, ID
8. April 1994 -- July 1994, Student, F-4G Instructor Pilot, 189th GTU, 124th Fighter Wing, Gowen Field, Boise, ID
9. July 1994 -- April 1996, F-4G Instructor Pilot, 189th GTU, 124th Fighter Wing, Gowen Field, Boise, ID
10. April 1996 -- July 1996, Student, A/OA-10 pilot, Davis Monthan AFB, AZ
11. July 1996 -- March 1998, Chief, Weapons/Tactics, 190th Fighter Squadron, 124th Wing, Gowen Field, Boise, ID
12. March 1998 -- July 2000, A/OA-10 Instructor Pilot, 190th Fighter Squadron, 124th Wing, Gowen Field, Boise, ID
13. July 2000 -- March 2002, Flight Commander, 190th Fighter Squadron, 124th Wing, Gowen Field, Boise, ID
14. March 2002 - August 2004, Chief, Standardization and Evaluation, 190th Fighter Squadron, 124th Wing, Gowen Field, Boise, ID
15. August 2004 -- Jan 2005, Director of Operations, 190th Fighter Squadron, 124th Wing, Gowen Field, Boise, ID
16. January 2005 -- February 2009, Commander, 190th Fighter Squadron, 124th Wing, Gowen Field, Boise, ID
17. February 2009 -- August 2009, Commander, 124th Operations Group, 124th Wing, Gowen Field, Boise, ID
18. August 2009 -- June 2010, Student, US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA
19. June 2010 - June 2012-- Deputy Commander, 124th Operations Group, 124th Fighter Wing, Gowen Field, Boise, ID
20. June 2012-Present, Commander, 124th Maintenance Group, 124th Fighter Wing, Gowen Field, Boise, ID

FLIGHT INFORMATION:
Rating: Command pilot
Total Hours: 6632
Total Fighter Hours: 4010
Combat Flight Hours: 565
Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38, RF-4C, F-4G, F-4E, A/OA-10, A-10A+, A-10C, Airbus Industries 319/320

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal with eight Oak Leaf Clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Second Lieutenant: May 1987
First Lieutenant: August 1989
Captain: August 1991
Major: April 1997
Lieutenant Colonel: November 2002
Colonel: September 2012

(Current as of February 2013)