Colonel Troy L. Endicott is the commander of the 460th Space Wing, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. The wing delivers persistent global infrared surveillance, theater and strategic missile warning, and battlespace awareness for combatant commanders and national leadership. In addition to its global responsibilities, the wing hosts more than 93 tenant organizations and over 14,000 people on the Buckley Air Force Base installation.
Colonel Endicott was commissioned through the ROTC program at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in 1994. Earlier duties include assignments as an airborne reconnaissance project manager, orbital analyst instructor, 4-star speechwriter, Numbered Air Force executive officer, and Secretary of the Air Force's space policy lead. He deployed four times during Operations NORTHERN WATCH, IRAQI FREEDOM, and ENDURING FREEDOM where he served as a Combined Air & Space Operations Center lead space weapons officer, Integrated Joint Special Technical Operations chief, Director of Space Forces planner, and commanded one of the Air Force's first expeditionary space units in support of combat operations in Iraq. He commanded the 21st Operations Group, 21st Operations Support Squadron and served as the 76th Space Control Squadron Operations Officer.
Prior to his current position, Colonel Endicott was the Executive Officer to the Commander, Air Force Space Command. He assisted the commander in leading a headquarters staff and subordinate organizations which organize, train and equip 36,000 space and cyberspace forces for combatant commands across 134 locations around the world.
1994 Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Ariz.
1999 Master of Science, Space Operations, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio.
1999 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2002 U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev.
2004 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2006 Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
2008 Air War College, by correspondence
2013 National Defense Fellowship (Senior Developmental Education), Harvard University Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs, Cambridge, Mass.
2014 Joint Forces Staff College (Joint Professional Military Education, Phase II), Norfolk, Va.
2015 Enterprise Perspective Seminar, Alan L. Freed Associates, Washington D.C.
2016 Leadership Development Program, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1. September 1994 – April 1995, Flight Test Project Officer, Tri-Service Standoff Attack Missile Program Office, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio.
2. April 1995 – August 1997, Reconnaissance Systems Project Manager, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio.
3. August 1997 – March 1999, student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio.
4. March 1999 – January 2002, Orbital Analyst Instructor (AETC Master Instructor), Chief of Training Systems Development, and Flight Commander, Det 1 533rd Training Squadron, Schriever AFB, Colo.
5. January 2002 – June 2002, student, U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev.
6. June 2002 – March 2005, Chief, Space Operations Plans, Headquarters 16th Air Force, Aviano AB, Italy.
7. April 2005 – June 2006, student, U.S. Army Command & General Staff College, Ft Leavenworth, Kan.
8. June 2006 – April 2008, Chief, Current Operations, HQ AFSPC Space Operations Squadron, and Member, Commander’s Action Group, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
9. May 2008 – May 2009, Operations Officer, 76th Space Control Squadron, Peterson AFB, Colo.
10. May 2009 – May 2011, Commander, 21st Operations Support Squadron, Peterson AFB, Colo.
11. June 2011 – June 2012, Executive Officer to the Commander, 14th Air Force and Joint Functional Component Command for Space, Vandenberg AFB, Cal.
12. July 2012 – June 2013, SDE Student, National Defense Fellow, Belfer Center, JFK School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
13. July 2013 – June 2015, Chief, Policy and Integration Division, DoD Executive Agent for Space Staff, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
14. June 2015 – May 2017, Commander, 21st Operations Group, Peterson AFB, Colo.
15. June 2017 – January 2018, Executive Officer to the Commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
16. January 2018 - present, Commander, 460th Space Wing, Buckley Air Force Base, Colo.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal, with four oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal, with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal, with one oak leaf cluster
Joint Meritorious Unit Citation, with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, with ‘V’ Device and three oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, with star
Iraq Campaign Medal, with star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 2013 - June 2015, Chief, Policy and Integration Division, DoD Executive Agent for Space Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a colonel
Master Space Operations Badge
Basic Acquisition Badge
“Space Launch Operations and the Lean Aerospace Initiative,” Air Force Institute of Technology, ISBN: 1288405731, 1999.
“Lessons on the Value of a Military Fellowship, North Korea & Iran's Nuclear Pursuits, and the Evolving Cyberspace Domain,” Harvard Kennedy School, Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs, 2013.
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 6, 1994
First Lieutenant Jul 10, 1996
Captain Jul 10, 1998
Major Jan 1, 2005
Lieutenant Colonel Mar 1, 2009
Colonel Oct 11, 2013 (frocked); Oct 1, 2014 (official) (Current as of January 2018)