Colonel Gregory Preisser is the 44th Fighter Group Commander, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. The 44th Fighter Group is composed of F-22 and F-35 instructor pilots, maintenance, and medical personnel. The 44th Group mission is to train and produce unrivaled 5th generation combat airpower through mission-ready Airmen.


Colonel Preisser was commissioned in May of 2000 after graduating from the United States Air Force Academy.  He has served in multiple capacities at the squadron, group, wing, and MAJCOM levels as an active-duty member and traditional reservist. Colonel Preisser is a command, evaluator, and instructor pilot with over 2400 flying hours in the F-22, F-15E, MC-12 and T-38 aircraft.  He has combat flying experience including over 100 combat missions over Afghanistan, totaling over 400 combat flight hours. He has led missions in Operation NOBLE EAGLE.


Prior to his current position, the colonel was the deputy commander of the 44th Fighter Group, Tyndall AFB, Florida.

2000 Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies, United States Air Force Academy, Colo.
2007 Squadron Officer’s School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2011 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB Ala., by correspondence
2011 Master’s Degree in Leadership and Business Ethics, Duquesne University, Pa.
2014 Master’s Degree in Military Operational Arts and Science (ACSC), Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2020 Air War College, Maxwell AFB Ala., by correspondence


1. Oct 2000 – Sep 2001, Student, Joint Pilot Training, VT-3, NAS Whiting Field, Fla.
2. Sep 2001 – Jul 2002, Student, Jet Pilot Training, 71 FTS, Vance AFB, Okla.
3. Jul 2002 – Jun 2003, Student, F-15E Basic Course, 334 FS, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.
4. Jun 2003 – May 2006, F-15E Mission Commander, 90 FS, Elmendorf AFB, Ark.
5. May 2006 – Jul 2008, F-22 Instructor/Squadron Safety/Chief of Training, 94 FS, Langley AFB, Va.
6. Jul 2008 – Aug 2011, F-22 Instructor/Evaluator/Program Manager/Flight Commander, 43 FS/83 FWS Tyndall AFB, Fla.
7. Aug 2011 – Nov 2012, F-22 Instructor/Evaluator/FAM and Training Manager/ ACC/A3TO, Langley AFB, Va.
8. Nov 2012 – Jul 2013, MC-12W Mission Commander, 4 ERS, Bagram AFB, Afghanistan
9. Jul 2013 – Jun 2014, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
10. Jun 2014 – Jun 2019, F-22 Instructor/Evaluator/T-38 Mission Commander/Chief of Safety/Director of Operations, 325 FW/43 FS/ 83 FWS/ 301 FS, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
11. Jun 2019 – May 2021 Deputy Fighter Group Commander, 325 OG, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
12. May 2021 – Oct 2022, 301 Fighter Squadron Commander, 301 FS, Eglin AFB, Fla.
13. Oct 2022 – Jun 2023, Deputy Fighter Group Commander, 44 FG, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
14. Jun 2023 – Current, Fighter Group Commander, 44 FG, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: 2,600
Aircraft Flown: T-34, T-38A/B, AT-38, F-15E, MC-12W, F-22A
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Combat Action Medal
(Current as of July 2023)
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