Col Jobe Retirement Published July 11, 2010 By SrA George Thomas 164AW 164AW Memphis, TN -- With heart-felt sentiment, Colonel David R. Jobe was presented with the Meritorious Service Medal, along with other gifts at his retirement ceremony held Saturday, the 10th of July 2010. Colonel Jobe officially retired June 30th, 2010 marking the end of a twenty eight year military career. Friends, family and co-workers greeted and thanked Col Jobe for his tremendous sacrifice, service and leadership as the Vice Wing Commander for the 164th Airlift Wing. Col Jobe, after graduating from Middle Tennessee State University, was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in August of 1982 and was assigned to Wright Patterson Air Force Base where he served as a budget and cost analyst in the Airlift and Training Systems Program Office. In October of 1985, Col Jobe transferred to Arnold AFB, and served as director of cost until January of 1988. Col Jobe left the military for several years, working in the financial services industry in Nashville, TN before returning to the Military in May of 1990 as a cost analyst with the 118th AW. In August of 1994, Col Jobe accepted a position with the 164th AW and was promoted to the rank of Lt. Col five years later and assumed the role as wing comptroller. From November 2001 to November 2003, he was activated and served as the detachment commander for the 201st Mission Support Squadron in response to the attacks on September 2001. Following his deactivation, he continued serving as the comptroller and as the newly appointed exercise evaluation team chief. He was appointed as the vice wing commander in September 2006 and subsequently promoted to the rank of Colonel. He continued his service to the wing as vice commander until his recent retirement.