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Col. Matthew H. Molloy is Commander, 1st Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. He is responsible for a wing composed of two groups and six squadrons, including two F-22 fighter squadrons and a T-38A aggressor detachment. As commander, he ensures the wing is able to mobilize and deploy anywhere in the world and gain and maintain air superiority by actively engaging and destroying enemy air forces.

Colonel Molloy is a 1987 graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo., where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering and a commission in the Air Force through the university's Reserve Officer Training Corps program. The colonel completed Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training in 1989 and is a command pilot with more than 3,100 flying hours in the F-15 and F-22. He has commanded at the flight, squadron and group levels. 

1987 Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo.
1992 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1996 Fighter Weapons Instructor Course, Nellis AFB, Nev.
1998 Master of Science degree in aeronautical science technology, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla.
1999 Master's degree in military operational art and science, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2000 Master's degree in airpower art and science, School of Advanced Airpower Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2002 Air War College, by correspondence
2005 Master of Science degree in national security strategy, National War College, Ft. McNair, District of Columbia 

1. January 1988 - February 1989, student, Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training, Sheppard AFB, Texas
2. April 1989 - December 1989, student pilot, Holloman AFB, N.M. and Luke AFB, Ariz.
3. December 1989 - March 1992, F-15 flight lead and squadron training officer, 9th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Holloman AFB, N.M.
4. May 1992 - July 1994, F-15 instructor pilot and flight evaluator, 57th Fighter Squadron, NAS Keflavik, Iceland.
5. August 1994 - August 1998, F-15 instructor pilot and weapons officer, Tyndall Air Foce Base, Fla.
6. August 1998 - June 1999, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
7. July 1999 - June 2000, student, School for Advanced Air power Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
8. October 2000 - June 2004, chief of wing safety; director of operations, 44th Fighter Squadron; commander, 67th Fighter Squadron, Kadena AB, Japan
9. August 2004 - June 2005, student, National War College, Ft. McNair, District of Columbia
10. June 2005 - June 2007, commander, 325th Operations Group, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
11. June 2007 - May 2009, commander, Joint Warfare Analysis Center in Dahlgren, Va.
12. May 2009 - Present, commander, 1st Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. 

Rating: Command Pilot
Flight hours: More than 3,100
Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38, F-15 A/B/C/D, F-22 

Legion of Merit
Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Combat Readiness Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Kuwait Liberation Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal 

2005 Distinguished honor graduate, National War College at Ft. McNair, Washington, D.C.

Second Lieutenant Sept. 16, 1987
First Lieutenant Sept. 16, 1989
Captain Sept. 16, 1991
Major Sept. 1, 1997
Lieutenant Colonel May 1, 2000
Colonel Aug. 1, 2005

(Current as of January 2010)

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