Colonel David J. Wyrick enlisted in the United States Air Force as an Airman Basic in 1992. His operational assignments included Elmendorf AFB, Alaska and Tinker AFB, Oklahoma. At the rank of Staff Sergeant, he was accepted to Officer Training School and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, in 2001.

Following graduation from Minuteman III Initial Qualification Training, he was assigned to Minot AFB, ND where he served as an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) combat crew commander in the 741st Missile Squadron. Additionally, he held duties as the Senior Combat Crew Evaluator and the Commander’s Executive Officer in the 91st Operations Group. In 2007, he was selected to serve as an ICBM test officer in the TOP HAND program at the 576th Flight Test Squadron in Vandenberg AFB, CA. In 2009, he attended the Space Weapons Instructor Course and upon graduation, was assigned to the 341st Operations Support Squadron where he served as the first ICBM Weapons Officer for the 341st Missile Wing. He was invited in 2011 to serve as cadre for the ICBM Weapons Instructor Course at the 315th Weapons Squadron in Nellis AFB, NV where he served until 2014 when he was selected to attend Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, KS. While a student at Fort Leavenworth, he participated in the Art of War Scholars Program. Upon graduation he moved to Maxwell AFB, AL to study military strategy at the Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies in Maxwell AFB, AL. Upon graduation, Col Wyrick was again assigned to Minot AFB, ND as the Operations Officer of the 740th Missile Squadron. In 2017, he took command of the 91st Operations Support Squadron at Minot AFB, ND, a unit that supports over 300 Airmen that operate 150 Minuteman III ICBMs at 15 remote missile alert facilities in central North Dakota. In 2020, he received a Masters degree from the Naval War College, where he was selected as an Admiral James Stockdale Fellow in the College of Leadership and Ethics. Following graduation, he was assigned to the Pentagon National Military Command Center, J-36, where he served as a Deputy Division Chief. In 2023, he was assigned to Air Force Global Strike Command at Barksdale AFB, LA as the Chief of Future Operations in the A3/6 Directorate.

Col Wyrick is currently assigned to Kirtland AFB, NM as the Deputy Installation Commander.


1996 Associate of Arts, University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK

1996 Associate of Arts, Community College of the Air Force

2000 Bachelor of Science, University of Phoenix, Oklahoma City, OK.

2001 Officer Space Prerequisite Training, Vandenberg AFB, CA

2002 ICBM Initial Qualification Training, Vandenberg AFB, CA

2007 Master of Business Administration, Trident University

2007 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL

2009 United States Air Force Weapons School, Nellis AFB, NV

2015 Master of Military Art and Science, Art of War Scholar, Army Command and General Staff College, Ft Leavenworth, KS

2016 Master of Philosophy, Military Strategy, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, AL

2020 Master of Science, National Security and Strategic Studies, Naval War College, Newport NS, RI

2020 Graduate Certificate, Leadership and Ethics, Stockdale Fellow, College of Leadership and Ethics, Newport NS, RI

2022 Graduate Certificate, Machine Learning in Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management

2023 Leading Data and AI-Enabled Organizations Seminar, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD

2024 Doctoral Candidate, Defense and Strategic Studies Program, Missouri State University, Fairfax, VA



1. May 1992 – May 1996, Air Terminal Operations Controller, 632d Air Mobility Support Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, AK

2. June 1996 – June 1998, Break in service

3. July 1998 – June 2001, Air Terminal Operations Controller, 72d Air Base Wing Logistics Division, Tinker AFB, OK

4. July 2001 – May 2002, Student, Officer Space Prerequisite Training, 392d Training Squadron Vandenberg AFB, CA

5. June 2002 – May 2007, Senior Evaluator, Operations Group Executive Officer, 91st Operations Group, Minot AFB, ND

6. June 2007 – June 2009, ICBM Operations Test Officer, 576th Flight Test Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, CA

7. July 2009 – Dec 2011, Flight Commander, Current Operations, 341st Operations Support Squadron, Malmstrom AFB, MT

8. January 2012 – June 2014, Chief of Integration, Assistant Director of Operations, 315th Weapons Squadron, Nellis AFB, NV

9. July 2014 – June 2015, Student, Army Command and General Staff College, Ft Leavenworth, KS

10. July 2015 – June 2016, Student, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL

11. June 2016 – June 2017, Director of Operations, 740th Missile Squadron, Minot AFB, ND

12. June 2017 – June 2019, Commander, 91st Operations Support Squadron, Minot AFB, ND

13. July 2019 – June 2020, Student, Naval War College, Newport, RI

14. June 2020 – June 2023, Deputy Chief, National and Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications Division, Joint Staff, J36, Pentagon, Washington, DC

15. June 2023 – June 2024, Chief, Future Operations Division, A3/6, Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale AFB, LA

16. June 2024 – Present, Deputy Wing Commander, 377th Air Base Wing, Kirtland AFB, NM



Legion of Merit

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Air Force Achievement Medal



Second Lieutenant June 28, 2001

First Lieutenant June 28, 2003

Captain June 28, 2005

Major September 1, 2011

Lieutenant Colonel September 1, 2016

Colonel August 1, 2022



(Current as of Jun 2024)