Colonel Peter B. Abercrombie II is the Commander, 56th Mission Support Group, Luke AFB, Arizona. In this capacity, he leads 2,200 military and civilian personnel across six squadrons assigned to the world’s largest Fighter Wing; enabling the posture of combat ready Airmen and the development of the world’s greatest fighter pilots. He oversees a one hundred and five million dollar operating budget and directs a diverse mission portfolio including physical and cyber base defense, engineering, explosive ordinance disposal, fire, emergency management, security forces, logistics and material management, transportation, fuels, cryogenics, contracting, force support, and fighter combat readiness.

Prior to assuming his current position, Col. Abercrombie was the Division Chief for Defense Logistics Agency-United States Transportation Command (DLA-T) which serves as the Enterprise integrator to USTRANSCOM, the Distribution Process Owner (DPO) and the Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise (JDDE). He also was a student at National War College where he earned a Master of Science Degree in National Security Studies.

Col. Abercrombie received his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corp upon his graduation from Ohio State University. Since his commissioning, Col. Abercrombie has held a variety of logistics officer positions at the squadron, Air Logistics Complex, Air Force Personnel Center, Numbered Air Force and Headquarters Air Force levels.

1999 Bachelor of Arts degree in History, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
2000 Aerospace Basic Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2004 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2007 Masters of Arts degree in Political Science, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Okla.
2011 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2014 Advanced Study of Air Mobility, Fort Dix, NJ
2014 Masters of Science degree, Logistics Management, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2017 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2021 Master of Science, National Security Studies, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.

1. March 2000 – April 2002, Logistics Plans Officer, 62nd Airlift Wing, McChord AFB, Wash
2. April 2002 – April 2004, Chief, Regional Exercise Planner, 16th Air Force, Aviano AB Italy
3. June 2004 – October 2004, Management and Systems Flight Commander, 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron Misawa AB, Japan
4. October 2004 – July 2005, Materiel Management Flight Commander, 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Misawa AB, Japan
5. July 2005 – August 2007, Logistics Career Broadening Officer, Oklahoma Air Logistics Complex, Tinker AFB, Okla.
6. August 2007 – May 2009, Fuels Management Flight Commander, 436th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Dover AFB, Del.
7. May 2009 – February 2010, Air Freight Flight Commander, 436th Aerial Port Squadron, Dover AFB, Del.
8. February 2010 – May 2013, Logistics Readiness Assignments Officer and Team Chief, Air Force Personnel Center, Joint Base San Antonio – Randolph, Tex.
9. May 2013 - June 2014, Advanced Study of Air Mobility Student, United States Air Force Expeditionary Center, Fort Dix, NJ.
10. June 2014 – July 2016, Commander, 60th Aerial Port Squadron, Travis AFB, Cal.
11. July 2016 – August 2018, Commander, 438th Supply Chain Operations Squadron, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.
12. August 2018 – March 2019, Military Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Logistics and Product Support, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
13. March 2019 – July 2020, Senior Executive Officer to the Director of Staff, Headquarters Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
14. July 2020 – June 2021, National War College Student, Fort McNair, Washington D.C.
15. June 2021 – Present, Division Chief, Defense Logistics Agency – United States Transportation Command (DLA-T), Scott AFB, Ill
16. July 2023 – present, Commander, 56th Mission Support Group, Luke AFB, Arizona

1. June 2021 – Present, Division Chief, Defense Logistics Agency – United States Transportation Command (DLA-T), Scott AFB, Ill as a Colonel

Meritorious Service Medal with silver leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with silver leaf cluster

2003 16th Air Force Company Grade Officer of the Year
2009 Air Force Logistics Readiness Officer Company Grade Officer of the Year
2018 Air Force Materiel Command General Lew Allen Logistics Award Winner

Second Lieutenant February 28, 2000
First Lieutenant February 28, 2002
Captain February 28, 2004
Major October 1, 2009
Lieutenant Colonel April 1, 2015
Colonel July 1, 2021




(Current as of July 2023)