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Col. David R. Nardi is the Vice Commander, 192nd Fighter Wing, Virginia Air National Guard, Langley AFB, Va. Colonel Nardi supports the wing commander in executing the 192nd FW's federal and state missions: to train, equip, and deploy Airmen ready to fly, fight, and win; to provide continuous imagery analysis and intelligence support; and to deliver fighter/bomber mission capable supplies worldwide, as well as respond to state and national emergencies, disasters, and disturbances as directed by the Governor of Virginia.

Colonel Nardi graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1988 with both military and academic honors, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and international affairs as well as his commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. Col Nardi began his tactical aviation career at Osan AB Republic of Korea where he was a F-16C instructor, and LANTIRN instructor pilot. In 1994 Col Nardi was assigned as an instructor in the F-16 Flying Training Unit at Luke AFB where he served as flight commander, chief of scheduling, chief of standardization and evaluation, instructor pilot and flight examiner. Col Nardi separated from active duty and joined the Virginia Air National Guard as a drill status guardsman in 1997. Col Nardi transitioned from the F-16 to the F-22 in 2006, quickly qualifying as an F-22 instructor and evaluator pilot. Col Nardi was appointed to the position of 192nd Fighter Wing Vice Commander in February 2013. Prior to assuming his current duties Col Nardi served as the 192d Operations Group Commander and 149th Fighter Squadron Commander.

Colonel Nardi is a command pilot with more than 2,900 flying hours in the F-16 C/D and the F-22A, and has participated in Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and Noble Eagle.

1988 Bachelor of Science in International Affairs and Economics, United States Air Force Academy
1996 Master of Business Administration, Arizona State University
2003 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2008 Air War College, by correspondence

1. August 1988 - September 1989, student, Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training, Sheppard AFB, Texas
2. October 1989 - Jan 1990, student, Lead-In Fighter Training course, Holloman AFB, New Mexico
3. February 1990 - September 1990, student, F-16 training, MacDill AFB, Florida
4. October 1990 - December 1990, student, F-16 LANTIRN training, Luke AFB, Arizona
5. January 1991 - April 1994, F-16 instructor pilot, 36th (Tactical) Fighter Squadron, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea
6. April 1991 - December 1997, F-16 instructor pilot and evaluator pilot, F-16 Flying Training Unit, 308th Fighter Squadron, Luke AFB, Arizona
6. December 1997 - April 2006, F-16 instructor pilot, flight examiner, flight commander, 149th Fighter Squadron, Virginia Air National Guard, Richmond International Airport, Richmond, Virginia
7. April 2006 - June 2006, student, F-22 transition course, Tyndall AFB, Florida
8. July 2006 - November 2008, Director of Operations, F-22 instructor pilot and flight examiner, 149th Fighter Squadron, 192 Fighter Wing (VaANG), Langley AFB, Virginia
9. November 2008 - August 2010, Commander, 149th Fighter Squadron (VaANG), F-22 instructor pilot and flight examiner, Langley AFB, Virginia
10. August 2010 - November 2010, Deputy Commander, 192d Operations Group (VaANG), Langley AFB, Virginia
11. November 2010 - February 2013, Commander, 192d Operations Group (VaANG), Langley AFB, Virginia
12. February 2013 - Present, Vice Commander, 192d Fighter Wing (VaANG), Langley AFB, Virginia

Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: More than 2,900
Aircraft flown, T-37, T-38, F-16 C/D and F-22A

Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
Combat Readiness Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters
National Defense Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Second Lieutenant June 1, 1988
First Lieutenant June 1, 1990
Captain June 1, 1992
Major October 1, 1999
Lieutenant Colonel July 17, 2005
Colonel November 17, 2010
(Current as of March 2013)

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