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William L. Kirk Edit Profile

Air force officer

William L. Kirk, American air force officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star with oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross with 4 oak leaf clusters, Bronze Star, Air medal with 11 oak leaf clusters. Member Air Force Association, Order of Daedalians.

Background

Kirk, William L. was born on July 11, 1932 in Rayville, Louisiana, United States.

Education

Student/North-East, Louisiana State College. Graduate, Air War College, 1971.

Career

Enlisted United States Air Force, 1951, commissioned Second lieutenant, 1954, advanced through grades to general, 1987. Pilot Komaki Air Base, then Yokota Air Base, Japan, 1955-1957. Commander 6021st Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Johnson Air Force Base, Japan, 1957.

Pilot, flight Commander 92d Tactical Fighter Squadron, Bentwaters, England, 1960-1964. Air operations officer, command post controller, instructor pilot, chief standardization and evaluation 4453d Combat Crew Training Wing, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, 1964-1967. Assigned to 8th Tactical Fighter Wing Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, 1967-1968.

Squadron operations officer Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, 1968. Commander 414th Fighter Weapons Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, 1969. Chief tactics branch, then deputy chief Tactical division Office of Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Operations United States Air Force Headquarters, Washington, 1971-1973.

Deputy Commander operations 4th Tactical Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, 1973. From vice Commander to Commander 49th Tactical Fighter Wing, Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, to 1976. Commander 9th Air Force Headquarters, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, 1976-1977, 85-87.

Assistant deputy chief of staff Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, 1977-1979. Director electronic combat United States Air Force Headquarters, Washington, 1980-1982. Deputy chief of staff operations Headquarters United States Air Forces, Europe, Ramstein Air Force Base, Federal Republic Germany, 1982-1985.

Commander Headquarters 9AF, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, 1985-1987. Commander-in-chief Headquarters United States Air Forces, Europe, Ramstein Air Force Base, Federal Republic Germany, since 1987.

Membership

Member Air Force Association, Order of Daedalians.

Connections

Married Nancy M. Early. Children– Karen, Steven, Kenneth.

spouse:
Nancy M. Early

children:
Karen Kirk

Steven Kirk

Kenneth Kirk