USAFA Vice Supt Col Harris Visits The Prep School
This afternoon, Col David Harris the current US Air Force Academy Vice Superintendent visited the C/C's at the Prep School. Here's a bit of background on Col Harris.
"Col. David A. Harris is Vice Superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. He serves as chief operations officer and principal executive advisor to the Superintendent. He is the principal coordinating agent for all command matters.
Col. Harris earned his commission through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Alabama in 1993. He has commanded the 449th Air Expeditionary Group and the 550th Special Operations Squadron and served as the Deputy Director of Operations for Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C. Prior to his current position, Col. Harris was the Commander of the 1st Expeditionary Special Operations Wing and Joint Special Operations Air Component Central, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.
Col. Harris has deployed as the Operations Officer for a 4,400 person Joint Special Operations Task Force in Afghanistan and Director, Combat Operations, Combined Joint Special Operations Air Component for Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. He is a master navigator and basic parachutist with more than 2,500 flying hours in the AC-130U, MC-130H, HC-130P/N, and C-130E. Col. Harris is a native of Norristown, Pa."
He talked to the C/C's about what it was like going through ROTC and the pro's and con's within that. As well as a bit about his career and what to expect up at the Academy after they graduate from the Prep School. After he spoke he opened the floor for the C/C's to ask him questions. Overall it was a good visit and a great opportunity for the C/C's to interact and talk with another member of the USAFA Staff, especially because it was the Vice Superintendent.
To view the rest of our glimpse into Col Harris' visit with the C/C's go to; Classes - Prep School - Prep Life. Or click the link below.