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MAJOR BRAD W. CAYWOODMaj Caywood

Major Brad W. Caywood is an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies and Operations Officer at AFROTC Detachment 270 at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.  Major Caywood is a 2002 graduate of Kansas State University.  He has served as a mission ready pilot in a UPT T-38 training squadron, F-15E operational squadron and F-15E FTU squadron holding positions as an Evaluator Pilot, Assistant Director of Operations, Flight Commander, and Chief of Scheduling.  He has flown over 600 combat hours in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.

EDUCATION
2002 Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

2007 Squadron Officer School, in residence, Maxwell AFB, AL

2010 Masters of Business Administration, Trident University, Cypress, CA

2012 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence, Maxwell AFB, AL

2016 Army Command and General Staff College, in residence, Fort Leavenworth, KS

ASSIGNMENTS
1.   November 2002-December 2003, Undergraduate Pilot Training, 87 FTS, Laughlin AFB, TX

2.   December 2003-August 2007, T-38 Instructor Pilot, 87 FTS, Laughlin AFB, TX

3.   August 2007-June 2008, F-15E student pilot, 334rd Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC

4.   June 2008-June 2009, Scheduler, 492 FS, RAF Lakenheath, UK

5.   June 2009-October 2009, Chief of Scheduling, 492 FS, RAF Lakenheath, UK

6.   October 2009-April 2011, Flight Commander, 492 FS, RAF Lakenheath, UK

8.   April 2011-October 2011, F-15E Instructor Course Pilot, 334 FS, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC

9.   October 2011-April 2014, F-15E Evaluator Pilot, Assistant Director of Operations, 334 FS, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC

10. May 2014–June 2015, F-15E Instructor/Evaluator Pilot, Training Officer, 307 FS, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC

11. June 2015-July 2016, Student, Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS

12. July 2016-Present, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, Det 270 AFROTC, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating:  Senior Pilot
Flight Hours:  More than 2,900 hours, including 600 combat hours
Aircraft flown:  T-37, T-38A/C, AT-38, F-15E

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Meritorious Service Medal Air Medal   (four oak leaf clusters)

Air Force Commendation Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal

Army Achievement Medal (one oak leaf cluster)

Combat Readiness Medal

Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Afghanistan Campaign Medal   (one oak leaf cluster)

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon (one oak leaf cluster)

NATO Medal

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

2014  414 FG FGO of the Year
2012  334 FS FGO of the Year

2010  492 FS Flight Commander of the Year

2007   F-15E FTU Class 07-DBE Distinguished Graduate, Top Pilot and Warrior Pilot

2005  47 FTW Instructor Pilot of the Year

2005  87 FTS Instructor Pilot of the Year

2004  T-38 PIT Class 04-07 Distinguished Graduate

2003  SUPT Class 04-03 Distinguished Graduate and AETC Commanders Trophy

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant  29 May 2002
First Lieutenant   29 May 2004
Captain   29 May 2006
Major   1 Jul 2012