Lt Colonel Bradley G. Ross, USAF
Lt. Col. Bradley G. Ross is the Operations Officer for the 731st Airlift Squadron at Peterson AFB, Colorado. As Operations Officer, he is responsible for the unit’s operational readiness and effectiveness. Primary missions include intra-theater airlift, low-level airdrop and airland delivery of personnel, equipment and supplies, and aeromedical evacuation employing the wing’s eight C-130H3 Hercules aircraft. Lt. Col. Ross is also the director of the 302nd Operations Group’s Aerial Firefighting mission. The 302nd AW is the only USAF Reserve wing tasked to support the DOD Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System or MAFFS mission to assist the U.S. Forest Service in delivering fire retardant to protect lives, structures and property in the challenging and dynamic environment of wildland fires.
Lt. Col. Ross was commissioned in 1992 upon graduation from the USAF Academy where he majored in Astronautical Engineering. He attended Undergraduate Pilot Training at Reese AFB, Texas and served ten years on Active Duty before transitioning to the Air Force Reserve in 2002.
Lt. Col. Ross is a command pilot and instructor/evaluator with over 25 years of experience and 6,000 hours flying T-37s and C-130s performing tactical airlift. He has flown over 475 hours on 279 combat sorties in Southwest Asia and Afghanistan and is certified as an instructor in the unit’s MAFFS mission. He is an Air Reserve Technician assigned to the 302nd Operations Group holding dual status as a civil service employee and an Air Force reservist.