Air Commando and Special Operations Commanders











Col Phillip G. Cochran 29 March 1944-19 May 1944
Col Clinton B. Gaty 20 May 1944-6 April 1945
Col Robert W. Hall 7 April 1945-1 November 1945








Unit inactivated 2 November 1945; disestablished 8 October 1948; reestablished 18 April 1962; activated and organized 27 April 1962.

Lt Col Miles M. Doyle 27 April 1962-28 April 1962

Col Chester A. Jack 29 April 1962-18 March 1963

Col Gerald R. Dix 19 March 1963-27 March 1964

Col Harry C. Aderholt 28 March 1964-9 July 1964

Col Gordon F. Bradburn 10 July 1964-30 November 1965

Col Hugh G. Fly 1 December 1965-2 April 1967

Col Alpheus W. Blizzard, Jr. 3 April 1967-8 September 1967

Col Albert S. Pouloit 9 September 1967-13 Feb., 1969

Col Leonard Volet 19 February 1969-14 July 1969

Col Robert W. Gates 15 July 1969-30 October 1970

Col Michael C. Horgan 31 October 1970-31 March 1973

Col James H. Montrose 1 April 1973-10 January 1974

Col/Brig Gen William J. Holton 11 January 1974-30 June 1976

Col Edward Levell, Jr. 1 July 1976-28 July 1977

Col Richard H. Dunwoody 29 July-12 March 1980

Col T. W. A. Stuart 13 March 1980-25 February 1982

Col Hugh L. Cox III 26 Feb., 1982-28 Feb., 1983

Col Hugh L. Hunter 1 March 1983-11 July 1985

Col Leonard A. Butler 12 July 1985-27 August 1986

Col Hanson L. Scott 28 August 1986-12 July 1987

Col Dale E. Stovall 13 July 1987-20 July 1989

Col George A. Gray III 21 June 1989-19 June 1991

Col Charles R. Holland 20 June 1991-


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