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Lt Col. Chad A. Senior was the Deputy Commander of the 920th Operations Group, 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. The group employs HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters, HC-130P/N King aircraft, and Guardian Angel Airmen to conduct worldwide civil and combat rescue operations. The group is comprised of four squadrons and more than 350 authorized aircrew, Pararescuemen, and support personnel. Lt Col Senior ensures units are manned, trained, and equipped to provide the nation, Joint Chiefs, combatant commanders and Air Combat Command the finest combat search and rescue forces any place, any time.

Lt Col. Senior enlisted in the US Army after graduating from the George Washington University. He reported to Ft. Carson, Colorado as a soldier in the Army’s World Class Athlete Program (WCAP). In 2000, he won the Mexico City World Cup, earning the World’s #1 ranking in the sport of Modern Pentathlon, and secured a place on the 2000 Olympic Team. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant after graduating from Officer Candidate School in 2001. Later that year, he reported back to WCAP, where he went on to win three World Championship titles. After competing in the 2004 Olympics, Lt Col Senior was selected to cross train into the Guardian Angel career field as a Combat Rescue Officer. He has served in a variety of leadership positions at the flight, squadron, and group level. Some of his previous assignments include Deputy Commander, Cadet Group Four, U.S. Air Force Academy, Squadron Director of Operations, Squadron Commander, and Aide-de-Camp to the Chief of Staff, United States Air Force.

 

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