Lieutenant Colonel David L. Mack

Lieutenant Colonel David L. Mack is the Deputy Commander, 5th Combat Weather Group, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.  The group overseas two Combat Weather Squadrons comprised of 503 Airmen across 17 locations throughout the United States providing direct weather support to US Army operations.  The 3d Combat Weather Squadron and 18th Combat Weather Squadron provide mission-tailored weather information to 2 Corps, 8 Divisions, and 37 Brigades to help plan, coordinate, and execute the supported ground commander’s scheme of maneuver.  Furthermore, the group oversees the readiness and deployment of 5th Combat Weather Group assigned weather forces and $14.3M in capabilities to meet global combatant command requirements.
 
Lieutenant Colonel Mack grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and enlisted in the Air Force in May 1993.  He received his commission in 2006 from the Air Force Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, AL. Lieutenant Colonel Mack has fourteen deployments in support of Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, ENDURING FREEDOM-Afghanistan, IRAQI FREEDOM, INHERENT RESOLVE, RESOLUTE SUPPORT and FEEDOM SENTINEL along with other operations conducted around the globe.  Lieutenant Colonel Mack is a Master Static Line and Military Freefall parachutist and has earned both Republic of South Korean and Colombian parachutist wings.  Prior to this current assignment he was Commander, 18th Combat Weather Squadron, Ft. Bragg, NC.
 
EDUCATION
2006 Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Aeronautics, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, AZ
2007 Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, AL
2010 Squadron Officer School, (Correspondence), Maxwell AFB, AL
2012 Squadron Officer School, (Residence), Maxwell AFB, AL
2013 AFSOC Mission Commanders Course, Hurlburt Field, FL
2015 AFSOC Captains Leadership Course, Hurlburt Field, FL
2016 Master of Science, Military Operational Art, Maxwell AFB, AL
2018 Air Command and Staff College, (Correspondence), Maxwell AFB, AL
 
ASSIGNMENTS
1. Nov 1993 - Jan 1996, Ceremonial Guardsman, USAF Honor Guard, Bolling AFB, Washington D.C
2. Jan 1996 - May 1998, Weather Observer, 89th Operations Support Squadron, Andrews AFB, MD
3. May 1998 - Jun 1999, Weather Observer, 607th Weather Squadron, Yongsan AIN, Seoul, Korea
4. Jun 1999 - Jan 2000, Student, Weather Forecaster Course, Keesler AFB, MS
5. Jan 2001 - Nov 2003, Special Operations Weather Forecaster, Det 2/10th Combat Weather Squadron, Ft. Campbell, KY
6. Nov 2003 - Jun 2006, Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, OL-A, Det 2/10th Combat Weather Squadron, Hunter AAF, GA
7. Jun 2006 - Nov 2006, Student, Air Force Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, AL
8. Nov 2006 - Jan 2009, Assistant Director of Operations, 10th Combat Weather Squadron, Hurlburt Field, FL
9. Jan 2009 - May 2012, Liaison Officer, OL-B/10th Combat Weather Squadron, Ft. Carson, CO
10. Jun 2012 - Oct 2013, Flight Commander, 10th Combat, Weather Squadron, Hurlburt Field, FL
11. Oct 2013 - Dec 2014, Assistant Director of Operations, 720th  Operational Support Squadron, Hurlburt Field, FL
12. Dec 2014 - Aug 2015, OIC, Wg Plans and Programs, 24th Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, FL
13. Aug 2015 - May 2017, Director of Operations, 320th Special Tactics Squadron, Kadena AB, Japan
14. Jun 2017 – Jun 2020, Director, J2/METOC, 1st Joint Special Operations Air Component, Ft. Bragg, NC
15. Jun 2020 – Jun 2022, Commander, 18th Combat Weather Squadron, Ft. Bragg, NC
16. Jun 2022 – Present, Deputy Commander, 5th Combat Weather Group, Ft. Bragg, NC
 
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. Jun 2017 – Jun 2020, Director, J2/METOC, 1st Joint Special Operations Air Component, Ft. Bragg, NC as Major
 
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Bronze Star
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (one oak leaf cluster)
Joint Service Commendation Medal (one oak leaf cluster)
Air Force Commendation Medal (eight oak leaf clusters)
Army Commendation Medal (one oak leaf cluster)
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal (one oak leaf cluster)
Army Achievement Medal
Distinguished/Presidential Unit Citation
AF Outstanding Unit Award (Valor device, one oak leaf cluster)
AF Organization Excellence Award (one oak leaf cluster)
National Defense Service Medal (one bronze star device)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal (one bronze star device)
Iraq Campaign Medal (one bronze star device)
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
NATO Medal
 
(Current as of July 2022)