Salutes & Awards

August 1, 2014

Webb takes over as new TPS commandant

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Rebecca Amber
Staff writer

Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, left, 412th Test Wing commander, presents Col. Charles Webb Jr. with the unit guidon signifying Webb’s assumption of command as the new USAF Test Pilot School commandant July 24.

In a traditional Air Force ceremony July 24, Col. Charles Webb†Jr. became†the new†commandant of the United States Air Force Test Pilot School.

As a graduate of TPS, Webb returns to Edwards from Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., where he†commanded the 96th Test Group.

As commandant of TPS, he will be responsible for the graduate-level education of the Airmen as they earn the rating of experimental test pilots, flight test navigators and flight test engineers. TPS is a 150-person†unit, which operates†the†largest flying operation at the Air Force Test Center.

Webb has served as an experimental test pilot in all blocks of the F-16 and commanded a test group and flight test squadron as chief of Wing Safety. He has operational experience in the F-16 Fighting Falcon and as an instructor in the T-37 Tweet. At the U.S. Army’s Joint Readiness Training Center, he served as brigade air liaison officer. He has 2,500 flight hours and is qualified in over 30 aircraft.




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