Jerry Records, Colonel, USAF (Ret), Class of 1956

Colonel Jerry Records is a graduate of the Citadel Military Academy (Class of 1960), where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree, and graduate of Central Michigan University, where he earned a Master’s degree in 1974.

Colonel Records served for 26 years in the United States Air Force. His duties included service as Chief at the Space and Missle Test Center in Honolulu, Hawaii from 1968-1971, Commanding Officer of the Aeronautical Systems Division at Wright-Patterson AFB, where he was selected Most Outstanding Field Grade Executive Officer in the Air Force in 1972, Deputy Executive Assistant to the Secretary of the United States Air Force from 1974-1977, Deputy Base Commander, and then Base Commander at Hanscom AFB in Boston, MA from 1978-1983, where he was in charge of developing all electronics and computerization, and Base Commander at Elgin AFB in Niceville, FL from 1983-1986, where he oversaw the completion of construction of the USAF Armament Museum.

During his tenure with the United States Air Force, Colonel Records hosted the first ever Florida Winter Special Olympics at Elgin AFB. He was named “Most Outstanding Officer” at Elgin AFB on the 50th anniversary of the base, and again on Elgin’s 75th anniversary.

He was awarded the Legion of Merit three times and three Meritorious Service Medals.