Col. Greg J. Hoffman is the Deputy Commander of the 162nd Wing with operations at Morris Air National Guard Base, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, and Libby Army Airfield, Arizona. He is responsible for more than 1,800 members of the Air National Guard’s largest F-16 and remote piloted aircraft wing. The wing maintains more than 75 F-16 Fighting Falcons to train U.S. and partner nation F-16 pilots and provide 24/7 immediate response operations in support of the North American Aerospace Defense Command. In addition, the wing executes remotely piloted MQ-9 Reaper missions providing persistent attack capabilities in support of combat operations worldwide. The 162nd Wing also provides support to the Air National Guard/Air Force Reserve Test Center missions.
Col. Hoffman entered the Air Force in 2000 as a graduate of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the University of Idaho as a civil engineer officer. He has served in a variety of active duty squadron-level level positions, as well as assignments on wing, major command, and the Headquarters Air Force Staff before transiting to the Arizona Air National Guard in 2016.
2000 Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, University of Idaho, Moscow
2001 Aerospace Basic Course, Maxwell Air Force Base (AFB), Ala.
2005 Master of Science Degree in Engineering Management, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2006 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2011 Air Command and Staff College
2019 Air War College
1. July 2000– July 2003, Pollution Prevention Engineer and Project Programmer, 3rd Civil Engineer Squadron,
Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
2. July 2003–March 2005, Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. April 2005–April 2006, Chief of Maintenance Engineering, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron, Osan Air Base (AB),
Republic of South Korea (July 2002–September 2002, Civil Engineer Team Chief, Operation Ulchi Focus Lens, Osan AB, Republic of South Korea)
4. May 2006–April 2009, Readiness Flight Commander, 775th Civil Engineer Squadron, Hill AFB, Utah (September 2007–April 2008, Camp Civil Engineer, 386th Expeditionary Mission Support Group Detachment 1, Army Life Support Area, Ali Al Salem AB, Kuwait)
5. April 2009–August 2009, Executive Officer to the Installation Commander, 75th Air Base Wing, Hill AFB,
6. August 2009–Aug 2011, Branch Chief, Expeditionary Engineering, Air Force Global Strike Command,
Barksdale AFB, La. (December 2010–July 2011, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Meymaneh Resident Office OIC, Afghan Engineer District-North, Afghanistan)
7. August 2011–July 2013, Operations Flight Commander, 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Barksdale AFB,
8. July 2013–Jan 2016, Installation Strategy Program Manager, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
9. Jan 2016–May 2016, Deputy Base Civil Engineer, 162nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Morris Air National Guard Base (ANGB), Ariz.
10. May 2016–Jul 2020, Commander, 162nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Morris ANGB, Ariz.
11. Jul 2020–October 2023, Commander, 162nd Mission Support Group, Morris ANGB, Ariz.
12. October 2023–Present, Deputy Commander, 162nd Wing, Morris ANGB, Ariz.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Army Commendation Medal
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
2006 George K. Dimitrof Award for Most Significant Contribution to Civil Engineer Career Field
2008 Frederick J. Riemer Award for Best Civil Engineer Readiness and Emergency Management Flight in the Air Force
2008 Ogden Air Logistics Center Company Grade Officer of the Year
2009 Air Force Global Strike Command A4/7 Company Grade Officer of the Year
2010 Air Force Global Strike Command A4/7 Field Grade Officer of the Year
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant June 11, 2000
First Lieutenant June 11, 2002
Captain June 11, 2004
Major May 1, 2010
Lieutenant Colonel Aug. 15, 2016
Colonel March 25, 2021
(Current as of October 2023)