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Colonel Todd M. Freece is Commander, 374th Mission Support Group, Yokota Air Base, Japan. He is responsible to the 374th Airlift Wing commander for command, control and direction of support activities to the 374th Airlift Wing and 32 tenant units to include Headquarters U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force. The 374th Mission Support Group provides security, communications and computer systems, information management, facilities and repair, logistics, contracting, people programs and quality of life for 11,000 military and civilians, and assets worth more than $2 billion.

Colonel Freece received his commission in 1987 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps after graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is a command space operator and has served in a variety of operational space assignments including space launch, space-based missile warning, space control and Air Force Satellite Control Network operations. Colonel Freece has completed several staff tours including Headquarters Fourteenth Air Force, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces and Headquarters United States Space Command. Colonel Freece commanded the 527th Space Aggressor Squadron and has served as a Director of Operations and Chief of Wing Safety. He also served as Senior Space Operations and Planning Officer for Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Arabian Peninsula in Baghdad, Iraq during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. His most recent assignment was as the Vice Commander, 613th Air & Space Operations Center, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.

1987 Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo.
1992 Undergraduate Space Training, Lowry AFB, Colo.
1993 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1995 USAF Space Tactics School, Schriever AFB, Colo.
1996 Master's degree in management, Troy State University, Troy, Ala.
2001 Master of Military Operational Art & Science degree, Air Command & Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2006 Air War College, by correspondence
2007 Master of Arts degree in national security and strategic studies, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.

Jan 1988 - Feb 1992, Delta II Launch Vehicle Engineer, 1st Space Launch Squadron, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Feb 1992 - May 1992, Student, Undergraduate Space Training, Lowry Air Force Base, Colo.
May 1992 - June 1994, Flight Commander and Chief of Training, 4th Space Warning Squadron, Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.
June 1994 - June 1995, Director of Operations, Detachment 2, 750th Space Group, Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory
June 1995 - December 1995, Student, USAF Space Tactics School, Schriever Air Force Base, Colo.
December 1995 - November 1997, Space Weapons Officer, Headquarters, 14th Air Force, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
November 1997 - June 2000, Chief, Space Operations and Training Branch, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii
June 2000 - June 2001, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
June 2001 - July 2003, Chief, Strategic Plans Branch, Headquarters United States Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
July 2003 - June 2004, Chief of Safety, 50th Space Wing, Schriever Air Force Base, Colo.
June 2004 - June 2006, Commander, 527th Space Aggressor Squadron, Schriever AFB, Colo.
June 2006 - July 2007, Student, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
July 2007 - June 2008, Chief of Combat Plans, 613th Air & Space Operations Center, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii
June 2008 - June 2010, Vice Commander, 613th Air & Space Operations Center, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii
June 2010 - present, Commander, 374th Mission Support Group, Yokota AB, Japan

Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal with one device
Iraqi Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal

1989 Eastern Space and Missile Center Company Grade Officer of the Year
1992 Top Graduate and Distinguished Graduate, Undergraduate Space Training 1996 14th Air Force Company Grade Officer of the Year
2001 Distinguished Graduate, Air Command and Staff College
2004 AFA General Bernard Schriever Fellowship Award for Outstanding Contribution to Space Operations

Command Space Operator

Second Lieutenant May 13, 1987
First Lieutenant September 14, 1989
Captain September 14, 1991
Major April 1, 1999
Lieutenant Colonel March 1, 2003
Colonel July 1, 2008

(Current as of June 2010)

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