Terence D. Henderson

Terence D. Henderson is Director of Staff for the 42nd Air Base Wing. In this capacity, he assists the wing commander with executive leadership and management for 2,200 wing personnel across two groups and wing staff. He ensures support and services for more than 42,000 active duty, Reserve, Guard, civilian, and contractor personnel, students and families assigned to Maxwell Air Force Base and Gunter Annex in direct support of Air University, 908th Airlift Wing, Air Force Space Command and Air Force Materiel Command units, Defense Information Systems Agency and more than 40 other mission partners. 

Henderson entered the Air Force in October 1985 after graduating high school. He completed technical training in Aerospace Ground Equipment Maintenance in 1986. During his operational tours, he served as a test director for aircraft maintenance on the C-17A Initial and Follow-on Operational Test and Evaluation Teams. After his operational tours, he served as an enlisted professional military education instructor and superintendent of educational policy, plans and programs for the College of Enlisted Professional Military Education. Prior to his current position, Henderson was the installation real property and real estate program manager for the 42nd Civil Engineering Squadron where he oversaw $6.6B in real property assets Maxwell Air Force and Gunter-Annex. He also serves as the installation’s Air Force One advance agent liaison and directs local installation support, logistics and security in support of the White House and Department of Defense Advance Teams. He was a senior aircraft maintenance production supervisor with more than 300 flying hours in the C-17A.

1999 Associate in Applied Science, Aerospace Ground Equipment Technology Community College of Air Force Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2004 Associate in Applied Science, Instructor in Educational Systems, Community College of Air Force Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2004 Air Force Senior Non-Commissioned Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2006 Air Force Inspector General Course, Fort Belvoir, Va. 

May 1986 – Nov 1989, Aerospace Ground Equipment Technician, 49th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.
December 1989 – October 1991, Missile Maintenance Technician, 487th Missile Maintenance Squadron, Comiso Air Base, Comiso Italy.
November 1991 – May 1994, Aerospace Ground Equipment Technician , Joint Base Charleston AFB, S.C.
May 1994 – June 1995, C-17A Initial Operational Test and Evaluation Team , 33rd Flight Test Squadron, JB Charleston AFB, S.C.
June 1995 – April 1999, C-17A Follow-on Operational Test and Evaluation Team , 33rd Flight Test Squadron, JB Charleston AFB, S.C.
May 1999 – September 2001, Superintendent Plans and Programs, 437th Maintenance Squadron, JB Charleston AFB, S.C.
September 2001 – December 2003, Maintenance Production Supervisor , 437th Maintenance Squadron, JB Charleston AFB, S.C.
December 2003 – June 2006, Superintendent, Educational Policy, Plans and Programs, College for Enlisted Professional Military Education, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
June 2006 – May 2008, Deputy Inspector General for Compliance and Inspections, 42nd Air Base Wing, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
May 2008 – October 2010, Superintendent, Wing Staff Agencies, 42nd Air Base Wing, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
November 2010 — March 2020, Manager, Real Property and Real Estate (Base Operation Support Contract) 42nd Civil Engineering Squadron, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
April 2020 – present, Director of Staff, 42nd Air Base Wing, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

Flight Hours: more than 300 hours
Aircraft flown (aircrew support): C-17A

Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with seven oak leaf clusters 
Army Achievement Medal
Air Force Recognition Ribbon 

1996 and 1999 Air Force C-17A Test and Evaluation Team of the Year, 33rd Flight Test Squadron, Joint Base Charleston Air Force Base, S.C.

(Current as of July 31, 2023)