Mr. Ted Uchida is the Deputy Director of Operations, Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. As the Deputy Director, he is responsible for translating the Air Force Chief of Staff, Commander, Air Combat Command, and Director of Operations strategic priorities and goals into action. He provides direction supporting A3 functions including formulating military and civilian organizational policy and exercising control over all military, civilian, and contractor personnel. As the senior A3 civilian, he leads force development for the A3 civilian workforce.
Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Uchida served on active duty. He began his military career with flight training at Mather Air Force Base, California as a student in Undergraduate Navigator Training. Following training, he served in various line, staff and leadership positions at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Royal Air Force Upper Heyford, United Kingdom and Cannon AFB, New Mexico. Mr. Uchida commanded at the Squadron and Group level and has also served in staff assignments in United States Forces Korea, Headquarters Air Force, Arlington, Va. and ACC, JB-Langley-Eustis, Va.
1984 Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Washington State University, Pullman
1993 United States Air Force Fighter Weapons School, Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.
1993 Master of Business Administration, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales
1996 U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
2004 National Defense Fellow, Ridgeway Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pa.
1984–1996, Various Training, Staff and Leadership assignments, Mather Air Force Base, Calif., Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, Royal Air Force Upper Heyford, United Kingdom, and Cannon AFB, N.M.
1996–1998, Student, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
1998–2002, Various Staff Assignments, Seoul, Republic of Korea and Headquarters Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
2002–2004, Commander, 37th Student Squadron, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2004–2005, National Defense Fellow, University of Pittsburgh, Pa.
2005–2008, Deputy Commander, Air Force Operations Group, HAF, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
2008–2010, Commander, 20th Mission Support Group, Shaw AFB, S.C.
2010–2014, Chief, Operations Division, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
2014–present, Deputy Director of Operations, ACC, Langley AFB, Va.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
(Current as of July 2021)