Capt. Gregory D. Clampitt is the commander of the 182nd Security Forces Squadron, Peoria Air National Guard Base, Illinois. He is responsible for the security for 37 facilities on 380 acres valued over $138 million, as well as the protection and emergency response for all wing personnel. Additionally, Capt. Clampitt manages the wing’s Antiterrorism Program, which implements plans and protective measures to counter threats and analyzes weaknesses identified during risk mitigation studies through the integrated defense risk management process.
Capt. Clampitt began his military career in 2004 and served many capacities throughout his 14-year enlisted career, including Quick Reaction Force leader, convoy leader and squad leader. He has participated in broad missions such as Operations Iraqi Freedom, Freedom’s Sentinel, Enduring Freedom and Inherent Resolve. He has deployed to Iraq identifying known terrorists in detention compounds; to Saudi Arabia as a Security Escort Team member responsible for transporting individuals on and off base; to the 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Southwest Asia, as a flight chief supervising 32 personnel; and to Afghanistan, where he coordinated operations for a team that completed 100 Guardian Angel missions and 25 fly-away missions. Capt. Clampitt was selected for commissioning and became the 182nd Security Forces Squadron executive officer in 2018, and in 2021 was activated to lead a security team in support of the presidential inauguration.
Before become a fulltime Guardsman, Capt. Clampitt was a Peoria County Deputy Sherriff, where he served as a member of the Central Illinois Emergency Response Team and was an assistant team leader of a Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD) Special Response Team (SRT), providing a tactical response to critical incidents such as armed/suicidal subjects, barricaded subjects, sniper situations, high risk apprehension, high-risk warrant service, dignitary protection and special assignments. Prior to his current position, the first lieutenant was a security forces officer, 182nd Security Forces Squadron, Peoria, Illinois.
2004 Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, Western Illinois University, Macomb
2005 USAF Basic Military Training, Air Education and Training Command, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
2005 Security Forces Apprentice Course, Air Education and Training Command, Lackland AFB, Texas
2008 Basic Law Enforcement Training, Police Training Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign
2009 Airman Leadership School, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2010 Security Forces Craftsman Course, Air Education and Training Command, Lackland AFB, Texas
2010 Emergency Responder Hazardous Materials Technician for CBRNE Incidents (HT), Center for Domestic Preparedness, Anniston, Ala.
2011 WMD Radiological/Nuclear Responder Operations Course, Louisiana State University, Las Vegas, Nev.
2011 Air Transportation Craftsman Course, Air Education and Training Command, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga.
2012 Advanced S.W.A.T. Operations, Louisiana State University, Champaign, Ill.
2016 Field Training Officer Course, Central Illinois Police Training Center, Champaign, Ill.
2018 Total Force Officer Training, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2019 Dynamics of International Terrorism, U.S. Air Force Special Operations School, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
1. November 2004–January 2011, Security Forces Specialist, 182nd Security Forces Squadron, Peoria, Ill. (September 2005, Response Force Member, 182nd Security Forces Squadron, Hurricane Katrina, Laurel, Miss.; June 2006–April 2007, 886th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Camp Bucca, Iraq; April 2009–December 2009, 64th Air Expeditionary Group, Eskan Village, Saudi Arabia)
2. January 2011–September 2013, Air Transportation Specialist, 182nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, Peoria, Ill.
3. September 2013–June 2018, Security Forces Specialist, 182nd Security Forces Squadron, Peoria, Ill. (April 2015–October 2015, Flight Chief, 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Southwest Asia, and 439th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron Security Forces, FOB Oqab, Afghanistan)
4. June 2018–August 2021, Security Forces Officer, 182nd Security Forces Squadron, Peoria, Ill.
5. August 2021–Present, Commander, 182nd Security Forces Squadron, Peoria, Ill.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Army Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
STATE AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Abraham Lincoln Medal of Freedom
Illinois Military Long and Honorable Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Illinois Military Attendance Ribbon with “8” device
2013 Outstanding Airman of the Year, 182nd Security Forces Squadron
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
National Guard Association of Illinois (lifetime member)
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant June 8, 2018
First Lieutenant June 8, 2020
Captain June 8, 2022
(CURRENT AS OF JULY 2022)