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F-35 Heritage Flt Team

56th Fighter Wing Leadership

 

                           

                                 Commander                             Vice Commander                     Chief Master Sergeant                        

                    Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard                  Col. Michael Richardson          CMSgt Randy Kwiatkowski                                                                                               

                                  Biography                                            Biography                                        Biography 

Group Commanders

 

                                                               
           Maintenance Group Commander           Medical Group Commander              Operations Group Commander                Mission Support Group                    54th Fighter Group Commander                     
                        Col. Gregory Hutson                              Col. Jeffrey Freeland                         Col. Benjamin Bishop                         Col. Robert Sylvester                            Col. James Keen                                        
             
               Biography                           Biography                         Biography                      Biography                           Biography

 

                                                                                           

                                                                           Community Initiative Director        Range Management Office Director
                                                                                                    
James Mitchell                               Charles Buchanan
                                                                                                     
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Col Ainsworth Official Photo COLONEL RICK L. AINSWORTH

Col. Rick L. Ainsworth is the Commander, 56th Maintenance Group, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Colonel Ainsworth graduated from Texas A&M University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering and was commissioned through Officer Training School in 1992. He is a career maintenance officer with experience across 10 different
7/27
2016
CAPTAIN MATTHEW P. AVILA

Capt. Matthew P. Avila is the Commander, Detachment 12, 372nd Training Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.  He is responsible for the operation of the largest fighter aircraft field training detachment in the Air Force, supervising 50 instructors in six flights consisting of 11 Air Force specialties.  He oversees the 56th Fighter Wing's
7/21
2016
Bio Pic COLONEL BENJAMIN W. BISHOP

Col. Benjamin W. Bishop is the Commander, 56th Operations Group, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.
7/21
2016
COLONEL STEPHEN R. BODEN

Col. Stephen R. Boden is the Commander, 56th Medical Operations Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. He optimizes performance and ensures medical readiness of the human weapons system for the largest fighter wing in the Air Force. The colonel also provides comprehensive medical care to 5,500 uniformed personnel and 92,000 beneficiaries by promoting
7/27
2016
COLONEL (DOCTOR) ROBERT W. CRAIG-GRAY

Lt. Col. (Dr.) Robert W. Craig-Gray is the Commander, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.Dr. Craig-Gray, a Washington, D.C., native, initially entered the military in 1988 as a U.S. Marine Corps Reservist. He graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science
7/21
2016
Bio photo COLONEL JEFFREY J. FREELAND

Colonel Jeffrey J. Freeland is the Commander, 56th Medical Group, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.
7/22
2016
Col Edward Hamil Bio COLONEL EDWARD G. HAMILL

Col. Edward G. Hamill is Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA) to the Commander, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Ariz.
9/13
2017
Colonel Gregory E. Hutson is the commander of the 56th Maintenance Group, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Arizona. The group is responsible for providing all on- & off-equipment maintenance to support the Wing’s fleet of F-16 and F-35 aircraft.  In pursuit of the Wing’s mission “Building the Future of Airpower,” over 2,500 active duty members, reservists belonging to the 944th Maintenance Group, civilians, and partner nation personnel forge a team that are dedicated to providing safe & reliable aircraft. COLONEL GREGORY E. HUTSON

Colonel Gregory E. Hutson is the commander of the 56th Maintenance Group, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Arizona. The group is responsible for providing all on- & off-equipment maintenance to support the Wing’s fleet of F-16 and F-35 aircraft. In pursuit of the Wing’s mission “Building the Future of Airpower,” over 2,500 active duty members, reservists belonging to the 944th Maintenance Group, civilians, and partner nation personnel forge a team that are dedicated to providing safe & reliable aircraft.
11/03
2017
Bio Pic COLONEL JAMES R. KEEN

Colonel James R. Keen is the Commander, 54th Fighter Group, Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Activated in March 2014, the 54th Fighter Group is an F-16 Formal Training Unit under the command of the 56th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Arizona, and consists of more than 800 people including two Block 42 F-16 Squadrons, an operations support squadron and two maintenance squadrons.
8/09
2016
Col Kossler Official Photo COLONEL JAMES K. KOSSLER

Col. James K. Kossler is the Commander, 56th Mission Support Group, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
7/21
2016
Bio Photo CHIEF MSGT. RANDY KWIATKOWSKI

Chief Master Sergeant Randy Kwiatkowski is the Command Chief, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.
7/27
2016
Biography CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT VINCENT C. MILLER

Chief Master Sergeant Vincent C. Miller is Superintendent, 54th Fighter Group, 56th Fighter Wing, Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico.  He provides leadership and management in organizing, equipping, and training assigned personnel in order to build the next generation F-16 pilots.  He advises the commander on issues regarding the readiness,
12/13
2016
Col Richardson Bio COLONEL MICHAEL S. RICHARDSON

Colonel Michael S. Richardson is the Vice Commander, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The wing’s mission is to build the future of airpower and Thunderbolts are leading the Air Force in developing Airmen and training fighter pilots.
8/08
2017
Col Sylvester bio pic COLONEL ROBERT A. SYLVESTER

Colonel Robert A. Sylvester is the Commander, 56th Mission Support Group, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Colonel Sylvester began his military career as an enlisted computer operator at Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, in 1986. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1994 after completing Officer Training School. He has held a variety of positions in
8/11
2016
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