Colonel Glenn A. King

Col Glenn A King is the deputy commander of the 118th Wing, Tennessee Air National Guard.  

Col King enlisted in the Tennessee Air National Guard in September of 1988 joining the 105 Weather Flight as a meteorology apprentice. He attended Middle Tennessee State University and was selected for an early appointment to the Academy of Military Science to be commissioned as a 2LT in August of 1993.

Col King has served in several positions across the Wing and within the Operations Group. His assignments have included the Chief of Weapons & Tactics, Current Operations Officer, Chief of Aircrew Training, Wing Plans and Programs Officer, 105 Attacks Director of Operations, Commander Operations Support Squadron, Commander 105th Attack Squadron, and Commander of the Mission Support Group.

Col King’s flying career began in 1996 when he attended Joint Specialized Undergraduate Navigator Training in Pensacola, Florida and Randolph AFB, Texas.  In April of 2000 he was entered into Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training at Laughlin AFB in Del Rio, Texas with a follow on to Corpus Christi, Texas. 

Col King is a Command Pilot with 1100 Navigator and over 3000 pilot hours having flown in several DoD aircraft including the T-34C, T-1A, T-37B, TC-12A, C-130E, C-130H2, WC-130H and MQ-9.  His flying included numerous operations across the globe including, Coronet Oak, Joint Guard, Noble Eagle, Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and several others.



1988      Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, TX

1993      Academy of Military Science, Commissioning, McGhee Tyson ANGB Knoxville, TN

1994      Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Administration, Middle Tennessee State University

2004      Squadron Officer School, by correspondence

2010      Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence



  1. September 1988 - November 1988, student, basic military training, Lackland AFB, TX
  2. November 1988 - March 1989, student, weather apprentice, Chanute AFB, Il.
  3. March 1989 - June 1993, weather apprentice/forecaster, 105 Weather Flight, Nashville, TN
  4. June 1993 - August 1993, student, Academy of Military Science, Mcghee Tyson ANGB, TN
  5. August 1993 – June 1996, staff weather officer, 105 Weather Flight Nashville, TN
  6. June 1996 - August 1997, student, joint specialized undergraduate navigator training, Pensacola FL, Randolph AFB, TX
  7. August 1997– April 2000, C-130 Navigator, 105 Airlift Squadron Nashville, TN
  8. April 2000 - May 2001, Student, undergraduate pilot training, Laughlin AFB, NAS Corpus Christi, TX
  9. May 2001 - June 2007, C-130 Pilot, 105 Airlift Squadron, Nashville, TN
  10. June 2007 - August 2007, instructor pilot upgrade, 189 Airlift Wing, Little Rock, AR
  11. August 2007 - September 2011, instructor pilot, chief aircrew training, 105 Airlift Squadron, Nashville, TN
  12. September 2011 - August 2012, Wing Plans and Programs Officer, 118 Airlift Wing Nashville, TN
  13. August 2012 - February 2013, Director of Operations, 105 Airlift Squadron Nashville, TN
  14. February 2013 - February 2017, Commander Operations Support Squadron, Nashville, TN
  15. February 2017—December 2018, Commander 105 Attack Squadron, Nashville, TN
  16. December 2018—Deputy/Commander, 118 Mission Support Group, Nashville, TN
  17. January 2023-Vice Commander, 118th Wing, Nashville, TN



Rating:                                  Command pilot

Flight hours:                          More than 3600

Aircraft flown:                        T-34C, T-37B, TC-12B, C-130H, WC-130H, MQ-9



Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster

Air Medal with Oak Leaf

Aerial Achievement Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster

Army Commendation Medal

Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster

AF Outstanding Unit award with Valor

Combat Readiness Medal with one silver and two oak leaf clusters

Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal

Afghanistan Campaign Medal with oak leaf cluster

Tennessee National Guard Service Ribbon with 3 oak leaf clusters


(Current as of Dec 2018)