BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY
|Lloyd W. Newton|
General Lloyd W. "Fig" Newton
|Born||December 24, 1942 |
Ridgeland, South Carolina
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||1966 - 2000|
- 1966 Bachelor of science degree in aviation education, Tennessee State University, Nashville
- 1978 Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia
- 1985 Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, D.C.
- 1985 Master of arts degree in public administration, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
- 1987 National Security Senior Executives Course, Harvard University, Massachusetts
- June 1966 - June 1967, pilot training, Williams Air Force Base, Arizona
- June 1967 - April 1968, F-4D qualification training, George Air Force Base, California
- April 1968 - April 1969, F-4D pilot and systems operator, Da Nang Air Base, South Vietnam
- April 1969 - November 1969, F-4D upgrade qualification training, George Air Force Base, California
- November 1969 - November 1973, F-4D pilot, 523rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Clark Air Base, Philippines
- November 1973 - November 1974, F-4D flight instructor pilot, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona
- November 1974 - February 1978, narrator and slot pilot, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada
- February 1978 - June 1978, student, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia
- June 1978 - December 1978, right wingman and narrator, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada
- December 1978 - February 1982, congressional liaison officer, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
- February 1982 - June 1982, F-16 qualification training, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida
- June 1982 - June 1983, assistant deputy commander for operations, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base, South Korea
- June 1983 - August 1984, assistant deputy commander for operations, 388th Tactical Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah
- August 1984 - August 1985, student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, D.C.
- August 1985 - November 1986, assistant deputy director for operations and training, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
- November 1986 - July 1988, assistant director of special projects, directorate of plans, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
- July 1988 - May 1989, commander, 71st Air Base Group, Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma
- May 1989 - May 1990, commander, 71st Flying Training Wing, Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma
- May 1990 - August 1991, commander, 12th Flying Training Wing, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas
- August 1991 - November 1991, commander, 833rd Air Division, Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico
- November 1991 - July 1993, commander, 49th Fighter Wing, Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico
- July 1993 - May 1995, director of operations, J-3, United States Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida
- June 1995 - March 1997, assistant vice chief of staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
- March 1997 - 2000, commander, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas
- Rating: Command pilot
- Flight hours: More than 4,000
- Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38, F-4, F-15, F-16, F-117 and C-12
- Pilot wings from: Williams Air Force Base, Arizona
Major awards and decorations
- Defense Distinguished Service Medal
- Air Force Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
- Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
- Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster
- Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
- Air Medal with 16 oak leaf clusters
- Air Force Commendation Medal
- Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with "V" device and two oak leaf clusters
- Vietnam Service Medal
- Philippine Presidential Unit Citation
- Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
- 1997 Honorary doctorate in aeronautical science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida
- 1999 Honorary doctor of science degree, Benedict College, Columbia, South Carolina