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Col. John “Jay” Flournoy Jr. – ’86 BA Political Sciences

Commander, 932nd Airlift Wing – Scott Air Force Base

col. flournoyColonel Flournoy is the Commander of the 932nd Airlift Wing at Scott Air Force Base. The 932nd’s flying mission is to provide first class airlift support for distinguished visitors and their staffs. The wing maintains the C-9C and C-40C aircraft for VIP special assignment missions and prepares citizen airmen to support and maintain all facets of air base operations.

Prior to Scott Air Force Base, Col. Flournoy served as Director of the 22nd Air Force Operations at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia. Col. Flournoy entered the Air Force in 1986 as a graduate of the Reserved Officer Training Corps at SIUE. While on active duty, he served as a B-52 pilot, and a T-37 instructor pilot. Since joining the Air Force Reserve in 1991, he has deployed in support of Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, PROVIDE COMFORT, NORTHERN WATCH, ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM flying the HH-60G and commanding a C-130H Operations Group.

Col. Flournoy has served at the Pentagon and, most recently, as the Director of Operations for 22d Air Force. He is a command pilot with over 3,375 flying hours and has received numerous major awards and decorations, including the bronze star, the meritorious service medal, the air medal, and the aerial achievement medal.

He is a lifetime member of the Alumni Association as well as a member of the inaugural class of the SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame.

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