Col. Timothy W Grady
Col. Timothy W. Grady,
Commander, 200th RED HORSE Squadron


General Information

Commander Colonel Timothy W. Grady
Unit Location Camp Perry Joint Training Center
Det 1 - Mansfield ANGB, Ohio
Mission Designation Rapid Combat Engineering Support
Assignments Air Combat Command (ACC)
National Guard Bureau
Ohio Joint Force Headquarters


The 200th RED HORSE Headquarters is located at the Camp Perry Joint Training Center, East of Port Clinton, in Northwest Ohio on the shores of Lake Erie. The Joint National Guard Training Center is named after Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, the victorious naval commander in the Battle of Put-in-Bay during the War of 1812; before a training center, the base was used as a POW camp during World War II


The 200 RED HORSE Headquarters base property supports current garrison training mission as well as homeland response readiness and training. The squadron also currently owns land at Plumbrook NASA Station where the unit performs field training exercises. The base has currently expanded to the North of its original compound with 20 acres of open training grounds, allowing for a larger array of training and exercise capabilities


200 RHS Detachment 1 - RED HORSE's major wartime responsibility is to provide a highly mobile, rapidly deployable, civil engineering response force that is self-sufficient to perform heavy damage repair required for recovery of critical Air Force facilities and utility systems, and aircraft launch and recovery. In addition, it accomplishes engineer support for beddown of weapon systems required to initiate and sustain operations in an
austere bare base environment, including remote hostile locations, or locations in a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosives (CBRNE) prone environment. The primary RED HORSE tasking in peacetime is to train for contingency and wartime operations. It participates regularly in Joint Chiefs of Staff and major command exercises, military operations other than war, and civic action programs. RED HORSE performs training projects that assist base construction efforts while, at the same time, honing wartime skills. Air Force RED HORSE units possess special capabilities, such as water-well drilling, explosive demolition, aircraft arresting system installation, quarry operations, concrete mobile operations, material testing, expedient facility erection, and concrete and asphalt paving.