Lieutenant Colonel Berry L. McCormick is the commander of the Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC) in Gulfport, Mississippi. McCormick enlisted in the Mississippi Air National Guard in 1988 as a Search Scope Operator with the 255th Tactical Control Squadron, Gulfport, Miss. After graduating from Mississippi State University with a degree in electrical engineering, he was commissioned through the Academy of Military Science, McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tenn.
McCormick served as a Weapons Director and Air Surveillance Officer Instructor/Evaluator with the 255th Air Control Squadron, deploying to South America in support of counterdrug operations, Kuwait in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, and seven CONUS locations in support of Operation NOBLE EAGLE. In May 2005, he assumed command of the 209th Civil Engineer Squadron, Gulfport, Miss., deploying to Afghanistan in 2008 in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In November 2010, he transferred to the 253rd Air Support Squadron, Meridian, Miss. where he served as the A7 Director. In June 2012, he assumed command of the 255th Air Control Squadron, Gulfport, Miss, and in May 2013, he deployed to the United Arab Emirates as commander of the 727th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron. In September 2014, transferred to the CRTC as the Director of Support, a position which he held until taking command of the CRTC in July of 2019.