Colonel Cameron S. Pringle is the Commander, 319th Reconnaissance Wing, Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. As commander, he serves as the senior officer responsible for leading the premier Global Hawk wing comprised of three groups, 14 squadrons, and three detachments, executing a budget of $70 million, and employing aircraft and equipment valued at $3.8 billion. The wing trains, deploys and redeploys over 1,400 Airmen in support of Air Expeditionary Force and combatant commander requirements. It also provides facilities and equipment support for the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection. The wing is also only one of two locations worldwide operating the High Frequency Global Communications System, providing operational support of senior leader communications for all Department of Defense agencies, including the President of the United States. In addition, the wing provides logistics, civil engineering, contracting, communications, medical, security, and force support functions along with facilities and equipment valued at $1.2 billion.
Colonel Pringle entered the Air Force in 1996 as a distinguished graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has served in various positions on the Joint Staff and the Air Staff and was a distinguished graduate from the USAF Weapons School. In 2008, he attended the Indonesian Air Command & Staff College in Lembang, Indonesia and also graduated with highest distinction from the Naval War College in Newport, RI in 2015. Colonel Pringle has commanded successfully at the Squadron and Group Level.
Colonel Pringle is a command pilot with over 2000 hours of flight time in various aircraft including the F-16, F-117, MQ-1 and MQ-9. He has over 170 combat hours and combat support time flying in various operations in Africa, the Balkans, Korea and the Middle East.