Colonel Charles S. Corcoran is Commander, 325th Operations Group, 325th Fighter Wing, Air Combat Command, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. The 325th Operations Group is comprised of one fighter squadron, a training and resource support squadron, and an operations support squadron. The group trains and prepares F-22 Raptor pilots for worldwide assignment to the combat air forces. Colonel Corcoran is also the principal advisor the 325th Fighter Wing commander on training and operational issues.

Before arriving at Tyndall, Colonel Corcoran attended the National War College.

Colonel Corcoran received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1992. He has served in a variety of positions at the squadron, group, and wing level, including Instructor Pilot, Chief of Standardization and Evaluation, Squadron Weapons Officer, F-22 Initial Operational Test and Evaluation Pilot, Chief of Wing Weapons and Tactics, and Assistant Director of Operations. From 2007 to 2009 he commanded the 525th Fighter Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. His staff assignments include Chief of Operations, SECAF / CSAF Executive Action Group, and Executive Assistant to the VCSAF. Colonel Corcoran is a Distinguished Graduate of Undergraduate Pilot Training, Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, F-15C Eagle Training, Squadron Officer's School, and the USAF Weapons School. He is a Command Pilot with more than 2,400 flying hours.

1992 Bachelor of Science in History, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1997 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2003 Air Command and Staff College (Correspondence), Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2003 Masters of Business Administration, Touro University, Cypress, Calif.
2006 Air War College (Correspondence), Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2011 Masters of National Security Studies, National War College, Ft Lesley McNair, Va.

1. June 1992 - February 1994, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Columbus AFB, Miss. // IFF, Randolph AFB, Texas
2. March - September 1994, Student Pilot, F-15C Training, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
3. October 1994 - December 1999, Chief of Stan/Eval, Weapons Officer, Scheduler, 19th FS, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
4. January - June 2000, Student, USAF Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev.
5. June 2000 - October 2002, Chief of Weapons and Tactics, Flight Commander, 390th FS, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
6. November 2002 - September 2004, Chief of Safety and Training, F-22 IOT&E, Edwards AFB, Calif.
7. October 2004 - March 2006, Chief of F-22 Wing Weapons and Tactics, 27th FS ADO, Langley AFB, Va.
8. March 2006 - June 2007, Chief of Operations, SECAF / CSAF Executive Action Group, HQ USAF
9. July 2007 - July 2009, Commander, 525th FS, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
10. July 2009 - July 2010, Executive Assistant to the VCSAF, HQ USAF
11. August 2010 - June 2011, Student, National War College, Ft McNair, Va.
12. July 2011 - Present, Commander, 325th Operations Group, Tyndall AFB, Fla.

Rating: Command Pilot
Flying Hours: More than 2,400, including 1,650 in the F-15 A-D
Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38, F-15A/B/C/D, F-22

Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Air Medal
Aerial Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Paper of the year, AF Historical Foundation, 1990
AETC Commander's Trophy - Top Graduate, Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 94-01
Flying Training Award, Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 94-01
Orville Wright Achievement Award, USAF Top UPT Graduate, 1993
Distinguished Graduate, Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals
Distinguished Graduate, F-15C Training Class 94 EBT
Member of USAF Champion Gunsmoke Team 1995 (PACAF)
Distinguished Graduate, Squadron Officer's School Class 97-C
#1 Squadron Graduate, Squadron Officer's School Class 97-C
Most Outstanding Contributor, Squadron Officer's School Class 97-C
Outstanding Graduate, USAF Weapons School Class 00AIN
390 FS Warrior of the Year, 2000, 2001, Mountain Home AFB, ID
IP of the Year, 2005, Langley AFB, VA
ACC nominee for Jabara Award, 2005

Second Lieutenant May 27, 1992
First Lieutenant May 27, 1994
Captain May 27, 1996
Major November 1, 2001
Lieutenant Colonel December 1, 2006
Colonel December 1, 2009

(Current as of October 2012)