Colonel JUSTIN T. GRIEVE

Colonel Justin Grieve is the Commander, 14th Flying Training Wing, Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. He is responsible for conducting Undergraduate and Graduate Pilot Training for the United States Air Force and partner nations. The Wing is composed of 230 aircraft flying more than 47,000 sorties and 69,000 hours while training over 400 pilots and combat systems officers annually.

 

The colonel received his commission through the United States Air Force Academy in 2000. He attended Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training at Vance AFB, Oklahoma, earning his wings in 2001. Following pilot training, Colonel Grieve was assigned to the 33rd Flying Training Squadron, Vance AFB, Oklahoma as a T-37 Instructor Pilot.

 

Colonel Grieve was selected to join the 509th Bomb Wing and the B-2 program at Whiteman AFB, Missouri, in 2005. He served in several squadrons as a B-2 Instructor Pilot and T-38 Pilot. In 2012, the colonel served as Chief, Bomber Aircraft and Nuclear Programs for the Secretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. He was selected to work with the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University as an Air Force Foreign Policy Fellow for the 2013-204 academic year. Colonel Grieve commanded the 509th Operations Group after attending National War College at Ft. McNair in Washington, D.C.

 

Prior to his current role, Colonel Grieve served as the Chief, Nuclear Mission Planning Division, Plans and Policy Directorate, United States Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Nebraska. The colonel is a command pilot with more than 4,000 flying hours in the B-2, T-37, and T-38.

 

EDUCATION

2000 Bachelor of Science, Management, United States Air Force Academy, Colo.

2005 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.

2006 Master of Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Dayton, Fla.

2009 B-2 Weapons Instructor Course, U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev.

2010 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

2013 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

2014 Chief of Staff of the Air Force Fellowship, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

2018 Master of Science, National Security Strategy, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.

 

ASSIGNMENTS

  1. August 2020 – September 2001, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Vance AFB, Okla.
  2. October 2001 – February 2002, Student, T-37 Pilot Instructor Training, Randolph AFB, Texas
  3. February 2002 – April 2005, T-37 Instructor Pilot, Vance AFB, Okla.
  4. January 2005 – February 2005, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  5. May 2005 – August 2006, Student, B-2 Initial Qualification Training, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
  6. August 2006 – August 2012, B-2 Instructor Pilot and T-38 Pilot, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
  7. August 2012 – July 2013, Chief, Bomber Aircraft and Nuclear Programs, Directorate of Legislative Liaison, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
  8. July 2013 – June 2014, Air Force Fellow, Office of the Foreign Policy Advisor, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
  9. June 2014 – May 2015, Director of Operations, 394th Combat Training Squadron, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
  10. May 2015 – March 2017, Commander, 509th Operations Support Squadron, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
  11. March 2017 – July 2017, Deputy Commander, 509th Operations Group, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
  12. July 2017 – July 2018, National Defense Fellow, Ft. Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
  13. July 2018 – June 2020, Commander, 509th Operations Group, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
  14. July 2020 – July 2022, Chief, Nuclear Mission Planning Division, U.S. Strategic Command J53, Offutt AFB, Neb.
  15. July 2022 – Present, Commander, 14th Flying Training Wing, Columbus AFB, Miss.

 

FLIGHT INFORMATION

Rating: Command Pilot

Flight hours: More than 4,000

Aircraft flown: T-37, B-2, and T-38

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Legion of Merit

Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Aerial Achievement Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Meritorious Unit Award with four oak leaf clusters

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster

Combat Readiness Medal with oak leaf cluster

National Defense Service Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant May 31, 2000

First Lieutenant May 31, 2002

Captain May 31, 2004

Major February 1, 2010

Lieutenant Colonel December 1, 2013

Colonel, May 1, 2018

 

(Current as of AUGUST 2023)