Colonel Vincent B. Livie is the Commander, 375th Operations Group, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. He leads a group of 524 military, civilian, and contract personnel in six squadrons and one detachment located at three different locations within the U.S. The primary missions of the group are to provide aeromedical evacuation, executive air transportation, flight inspection, evaluation of new aviation technologies, and air refueling of critical DoD assets. The group's Total Force Integration squadrons conduct VIP/SAM airlift with four AFRC-owned C-40C aircraft and air refueling with nine ANG-owned KC-135R aircraft. The group also provides operational support airlift to priority passengers from one deployed and one in-garrison location with its 14 C-21A 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/MidAmerica Airport which supports three flying wings.
Colonel Livie entered the Air Force after commissioning from the United States Air Force Academy in 2001. After graduating from Undergraduate Pilot Training, he was assigned to McGuire AFB, NJ where he flew worldwide refueling, contingency and cargo missions as a KC-10 Instructor Pilot. During his next assignment, he served as Wing Executive Officer and Chief of the Wing Commander’s Action Group while flying as an Instructor Pilot in the C-21A Learjet, transporting senior military and civilian leaders throughout the United States. Additionally during this assignment, Colonel Livie served as a Special Action Officer and Command Briefer in the Commander’s Action Group, Headquarters Air Mobility Command. Following his selection for the Phoenix Reach Program, Colonel Livie flew worldwide contingency and cargo missions as a C-17 Instructor Pilot and served as Chief of the 62d Airlift Wing Plans and Programs office, with deployed duty as the 817th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron Operations Officer, Thumrait Air Base, Oman.
Colonel Livie was an Air Force Fellow in the Joint Mobility Fellowship Program, and served as the Chief of the NORTHCOM Branch and Air Refueling/USSTRATCOM Branch, Directorate of Operations and Plans, USTRANSCOM, at Scott AFB, Illinois. Following this assignment Colonel Livie served as the Chief of Safety for the 60th Air Mobility Wing, Commander of the 6th Air Refueling Squadron, and the Chief of the KC-46 Program Integration Office, Travis Air Force Base, California.
Colonel Livie has flown combat tours in Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and New Dawn with more than 1,000 combat hours.