Colonel Todd A. Wiles

Col. Todd Wiles is the Wing Commander, 118th Wing, Berry Field, Air National Guard Base, in Nashville, TN. The mission of the 118th Wing is to provide America with lethal armed overwatch, actionable reachback intelligence, and expeditionary combat support that projects American power across the globe. He is responsible for $250 million in base property and an annual budget exceeding $116 million to include the training management and employment of over 1060 military personnel. As the installation commander, he is responsible for strategic guidance, capital allocation, and risk management decisions across all disciplines. The 118th Wing is the only ANG base that combines Group operations across remotely piloted aircraft, targeting, and cyber disciplines under one Wing. The 118th Wing provides combat capability to combatant commanders and emergency response resources to the Governor during times of emergency. As a current and qualified, combat mission ready MQ-9 instructor pilot, he flies CAS, SCAR, and ISR missions in support of combat operations

Col. Wiles was born in Richmond, Kentucky. He entered the Air Force in June 1995 as a Distinguished Graduate of Western Kentucky University Air Force ROTC program. He has been assigned to numerous active-duty, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard flying squadrons, as well as a tour as the 2nd Brigade Air Liaison Officer and Third Infantry Division during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Prior to his current position, he was Group Commander of the 118th Operations Group.

Col. Wiles is a command pilot with more than 3,100 flying hours in the F-16 Fighting Falcon, Northrup AT-38 Talon, T-38 Talon, T-37 Tweet, MQ-9 Reaper, B757, B767, A320.

EDUCATION
1995 Bachelor of Science, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Ky.
2003 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2011 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2017 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

ASSIGNMENTS
1. August 1995 - September 1996, Student, Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas
2. November 1996 - January 1997, AT-38 Student Pilot, 560th Flying Training Squadron, Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas
3. February 1997 - September 1997, F-16 Student Pilot, 63rd Fighter Squadron, F-16C FTU, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.
4. October 1997- April 2000, Squadron Chief Training Officer, 524th Fighter Squadron, F-16 Flt Lead, Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.
5. May 2000 - May 2001, Wing Chief Training Officer, 80th Fighter Squadron, ROK 4-Ship Flt Lead, Kunsan Airbase, ROK
6. July 2001 - September 2003, Flight Commander, Assistant Director of Ops, Ground Forward Air Controller, Air Liaison Officer, 15th Air Support Operations Squadron, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.
7. September 2003 - January 2004, F-16 Student Pilot, Transition/Night Vision Goggle/Block 50 Course, 308/310th Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.
8. February 2004 - October 2006, Flt Commander, Assist Director of Ops, Chief of Standards and Evaluations, F-16 Flt Lead/Instructor Pilot/Flight Examiner, 79th Fighter Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.
9. October 2006 - July 2007, F-16 Instructor Pilot, 307th FS (AFRES) Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.
10. March 2009 - September 2012, F-16 Instructor Pilot, 100th Fighter Squadron, Alabama Air National Guard, Dannelly Field, Ala.
11. October 2012 - December 2014, Weapons and Tactics Chief, 105th Attack Squadron, Tennessee Air National Guard, Berry Field, Tenn.
12. December 2014 - Present, Commander, 105th Attack Squadron, Tennessee Air National Guard, Berry Field, Tenn. 13. February 2017 - December 2018, Deputy Commander, 118th Operations Group, Tennessee Air National Guard, Berry Field, Tenn.
14. December 2018 - November 2019, Commander, 118th Operations Group, Tennessee Air National Guard, Berry Field, Tenn.
15. November 2019 - Present, Commander, 118th Wing, Tennessee Air National Guard, Berry Field, Tenn.

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight Hours: more than 3100 hours total time
Aircraft flown: F-16, AT-38, T-38, T-37, MQ-9, B757, B767, A320

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
US Army Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal 1 Device
Air Medal 1 Device
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Distinguished/ Presidential Unit Citation
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device
Combat Readiness Medal 3 Devices
National Defense Service Medal 1 Device
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Air Force Longevity Service 3 Devices
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Pistol)
Air Force Training Ribbon