Colonel Peter D. Giusti is the Commander, 375th Operations Group, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. He leads a group of 524 military, civilian, and contract personnel in seven squadrons and one Detachment located at four different locations within the U.S. The primary missions of the group is to provide aeromedical evacuation, executive air transportation, flight inspection, evaluation of new aviation technologies, and air refueling of critical DoD assets. Medical personnel in the group provide rapid aeromedical evacuation support for stateside and/or worldwide contingencies on four different mobility aircraft. The group's Total Force Integration squadrons conduct VIP/SAM airlift with three AFRC-owned C-40C aircraft and air refueling with eight ANG-owned KC-135R aircraft. The group also provides operational support airlift to priority passengers from three in-garrison and one deployed locations with its 19 C-21A aircraft. In coordination with the DoD, FAA, and ICAO, the group develops procedures to integrate emerging technologies into U.S. Air Force flight operations with its two uniquely-equipped NC-21 aircraft. It is also responsible for the delivery of worldwide combatant commander contingency flight inspection jointly with the FAA. Finally, the group has responsibility for all airfield operations and management, including air traffic control of the joint-use Scott AFB/Mid America Airport called home by three flying wings.
Colonel Giusti earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Science from Metropolitan State College in Denver, Colo., and was commissioned an Air Force Second Lieutenant in May 1988 through the University of Colorado Air Force ROTC program. He earned his pilot wings in March 1990 at Wiliams Air Force Base, Ariz., and began his flying career at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Colonel Giusti has flown world-wide strategic and VIP-support airlift missions supporting exercise, contingency, combat and diplomatic operations as well as served on both MAJCOM and Combatant Command staffs. He is a command pilot with more than 3,800 hours in the C-37A, C-20H, C-9A, C-141B, and C-21A.
1988 Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Science, Metropolitan State College, Denver, Colo.
1994 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1999 Masters of Education degree in Adult Education, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.
2000 U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
2009 Masters of Science in International Security Studies, Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1. March 1989 - March 1990, student, undergraduate pilot training, 82nd Flying Training Wing, Williams AFB, Ariz.
2. April 1990 - May 1993, C-21A evaluator pilot, 458th Airlift Squadron, Peterson AFB, Colo.
3. June 1993 - April 1997, C-141B instructor pilot and Vice Wing Executive Officer, 305th Air Mobility Wing, McGuire AFB, N.J.
4. April 1997 - June 1999, Flight Commander and Chief, Student Affairs, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
5. June 1999 - June 2001, C-141B instructor pilot and Chief of Training, 8th Airlift Squadron and Wing Executive Officer, 82nd Airlift Wing, McChord AFB, Wash.
6. June 2001 - June 2002, Student, Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
7. June 2002 - Jun 2004, Assistant Chief, POM Development Branch, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
8. June 2004 - December 2005, Director of Operations, 76th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany
9. December 2005 - December 2007, Director of Operations then Commander, 309th Airlift Squadron, Chievres AB, Belgium
10. December 2007 - June 2008, Deputy Commander, 86th Operations Group, Ramstein AB, Germany
11. June 2008 - June 2009, Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
12. June 2009 - July 2011, Joint Institutional Learning Programs Advisor then Chief, Doctrine and Education Group, United States Joint Forces Command, Suffolk, Va.
13. July 2011 - present, Commander, 375th Operations Group, Scott AFB, Ill.
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight hours: More than 3,700
Aircraft Flown: C-21A, C-141B, C-20H, C-9B, and C-37A
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Joint Superior Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with one silver oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Combat Readiness Medal with two oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal with one bronze star
Kosovo Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant, May 13, 1988
First Lieutenant, May 13, 1990
Captain, May 13, 1992
Major, March 1, 2000
Lieutenant Colonel, February 1, 2004
Colonel, June 1, 2010
(Current as of July 2011)