Col. Lawrence D. Peavler is the Inspector General at the 482nd Fighter Wing, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida. He is responsible for the management and execution of the Air Force Inspector General Complaints Resolution Program for over 2,500 assigned personnel. He also maintains oversight of investigations conducted at the wing level, ensuring compliance with Air Force regulations.
Col. Peavler entered the Air Force in 1980 and following basic training graduation, he attended dental assistant school at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. The colonel was commissioned in 1994 after completing the Air Force Physician Assistant Program.
Prior to his current position, the colonel was the Chief of Medical Services, Special Operations Command South, Homestead ARB, Florida.
1984 Noncommissioned Officer Preparatory Course, Lackland AFB, Texas
1985 NCO Leadership School, Distinguished Graduate and Commandant’s Award, Lackland AFB, Texas
1987 Associate in Applied Dental Science, Community College of the Air Force, Montgomery, Ala.
1987 Air Training Command Dental Technician Course, Honor Graduate, Sheppard AFB, Texas
1990 NCO Academy, Lackland AFB, Texas
1994 Bachelor of Science, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha
1995 Military Indoctrination of Medical Service Officer’s Course, Top Performer, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1995 Lieutenant Professional Development Program, Grand Forks AFB, N.D.
1997 Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Family Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha
1998 Combat Casualty Care Course, Top Ten, Camp Bullis, Texas.
2004 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2010 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2011 Doctor of Health Science, Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Fla.
2017 Theater Special Operation Course, Distinguished Graduate, Joint Special Operations University, Tampa, Fla.
2020 Inspector General Training Course, Leesburg, Va.
April 1981, Basic Trainee, 3702d Basic Military Training Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas
May 1981, Dental Assistant Student, School of Health Care Sciences, Sheppard AFB, Texas
October 1981, Oral Maxillofacial Surgical Assistant, 401st Tactical Hospital, Torrejón Air Base, Spain
November 1983, Assistant Noncommissioned Officer-In-Charge, Officer Training School Dental Services, Lackland AFB, Medina Annex, Texas
April 1989, NCOIC, General Dentistry Residency and Dental Information Systems, 3263rd Medical Services Squadron, Wilford Hall Medical Center (Benjamin W. Dunn Dental Clinic), Lackland AFB, Texas
October 1992, Phase I Physician Assistant Student, School of Health Care Sciences, Sheppard AFB, Texas
November 1993, Phase II Physician Assistant Student, School of Health Care Sciences, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
November 1994, Professional Staff, 319th Medical Operations Squadron, Grand Forks AFB, N.D.
June 1997, Professional Staff, 325th Medical Operations Squadron, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
December 2007, Fitness Liaison, 919th Special Operations Medical Squadron, Duke Field, Fla.
December 2013, Officer-in-Charge, Physical Examinations, 94th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, Dobbins ARB, Ga.
March 2016, Assistant to the Command Surgeon and Chief of Medical Services, Special Operations Command South, Homestead ARB, Fla.
October 2019 – present, Inspector General, 482nd FW, Homestead ARB, Fla.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
March 2016 – April 2019, Assistant to the Command Surgeon, Special Operations Command South, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., as a lieutenant colonel
May 2019 – September 2020, Chief of Medical Services, Special Operations Command South, Homestead ARB, Fla., as a colonel
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with five oak leaf clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
National Defense Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
1990 Wilford Hall Medical Center NCO of the Year
1999 Air Education and Training Command Company Grade Officer of the Year
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Nov. 17, 1994
First Lieutenant Nov. 17, 1996
Captain Nov. 17 1998
Major Aug. 24, 2005
Lieutenant Colonel Aug. 24, 2012
Colonel May 1, 2019
(Current as of November 2021)