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Fact Sheets
FACTSHEET | Feb. 27, 2024

437th Operations Support Squadron

The 437th Operations Support Squadron (OSS) is the largest and most diverse squadron in the 437th Operations Group consisting of approximately 220 members and 10 Flights or functional areas: Current Operations, Wing Training (Readiness & Training Flights), Wing Tactics, Airfield Operations for 2 geographically separated areas, Aircrew Flight Equipment, Aviation Records, Weather, and Intelligence. All are integrated to achieve safe, effective, and efficient mission support to the entire installation in cooperation with the Charleston County Aviation Authority. At any given time, approximately 20 members of the OSS are deployed in support of global operations.

Constituted 437th Operations Support Squadron on 24 September 1991.
Activated on 1 October 1991.

437th Operations Group: 1 October 1991 - present.

Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina: 1 October 1991 - present.

Service Streamers. None
Campaign Streamers. None
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None
Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:
1 July 1993 - 30 June 1995 1 July 1997 - 30 June 1998
1 July 1995 - 30 June 1997 1 July 1998 - 30 June 2000
With Valor 11 September 2001 - 30 June 2003

Emblem (Approved on 7 February 1994)
Blue and yellow are the Air Force colors. Blue alludes to the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The disc is divided dark and light reflecting the twenty-four hour a day support the squadron provides to the flying mission of the wing as depicted by the top aircraft overlapping the division line. The two other aircraft denote the unit's support to reserve and active duty forces. The support platform symbolizes the link of operations support to the flying mission and combines the wing's mission with the overall Air Force mission as suggested by the outer red ring.


Lt. Col. James Copher 13 July 2009
Lt. Col. Richard Moore 16 May 2008
Lt Col Mark S. Danigole 13 October 2004
Lt Col William P. Isler 23 May 2003
Lt Col James A. Barr 16 April 2002
Lt Col John B. Norton 31 August 2000
Lt Col Henry A. Haisch, Jr. 20 July 1999
Lt Col John A. Brunderman 10 November 1998
Lt Col Scott L. Grunwald 20 January 1998
Lt Col Luke R. Howard 15 October 1997
Lt Col Richard J. Richardson 13 July 1995
Lt Col David W. MacNeil 23 August 1994
Lt Col Peter W. Geurtz 15 July 1993
Lt Col Norman C. Reed 1