Lieutenant Colonel Retired, Todd Berge served over 20 years in the Active Duty Air Force. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant through the ROTC program at the University of Wisconsin Madison. His first assignment was at Vance AFB, Oklahoma to attend Undergraduate Pilot Training. Upon graduation, he selected the vaunted A-10 Warthog which he flew while stationed at Pope AFB, North Carolina. Lt Col Berge participated in two operational combat deployments in support Operation Southern Watch, flying 22 combat sorties. Lt Col Berge was then selected for the highly prestigious B-2 Stealth Bomber program at Whiteman AFB, Missouri. Here he quickly upgraded to Instructor Pilot and in 2003, Lt Col Berge flew a 36.4 hour combat sortie in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. During his time in the B-2 program, he served in many high profile leadership positions including Director of Operations of the Operational Test Squadron, and Commander of the Training Systems Squadron. He also deployed to Saudi Arabia, and to Afghanistan. Lt Col Berge finished his Air Force career as Commander of the Air Force ROTC Detachment at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Under his leadership, the detachment won the Right of Line award which is the highest award given in Air Force ROTC. He is currently the Chief Pilot for JBI Holding in Madison, Wisconsin.
Lt Col Berge retired as a Command Pilot with over 3,000 flying hours. His medals include the AF Meritorious Service Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters (OLC), the AF Air Medal with one OLC, the AF Aerial Achievement Medal with one OLC, the AF Commendation Medal with one OLC, the Combat Readiness Medal, the National Defense Service Medal with one OLC, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. Lt Col Berge is married with two daughters.