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COLONEL RON KRUEGER

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Colonel Ronald W. Krueger is Commander of the 190th Air Refueling Wing, Forbes Field Air National Guard Base, Topeka, Kansas. The Wing operates and maintains a fleet of 12 KC-135R aircraft and is comprised of 980 military members including Joint Force Headquarters (KS) Staff.  The 190th provides rapid global mobility airpower and deploys expeditionary forces in support of worldwide combat, contingency and humanitarian operations in addition to maintaining a nuclear deterrence tasking.  The Wing also supports the State of Kansas and the Nation in times of disaster and domestic emergency response.  Colonel Krueger serves as Chairman of the Air National Guard KC-135 Weapons System Council, representing the interests of 19 Air Refueling Wings and over 18,000 Airmen.

Colonel Krueger received his commission from the United States Air Force Academy in 1990.  He attended pilot training at Reese AFB and later flew B-1B aircraft with the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth AFB and the 366th Composite Wing at Mountain Home AFB prior to joining the Kansas Air National Guard.  Colonel Krueger was instrumental in converting the 184th Bomb Wing at McConnell AFB from B-1B to KC-135R aircraft.  He served as Maintenance Squadron Commander and Wing Vice Commander at Forbes Field before assuming command of the 190th Air Refueling Wing in May 2011.  Colonel Krueger is a command pilot with over 4000 hours of flight time logged in the T-38A, B-1B, and KC-135R aircraft.  He participated in Operations SEA SIGNAL, SOUTHERN WATCH, JOINT FORGE, UNIFIED PROTECTOR and has over 300 hours of combat time supporting Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM.
 
EDUCATION
1990 Bachelor of Science Astronautical Engineering, United States Air Force Academy
1993 Master of Science Engineering Management, Colorado State University
1996 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
2002 Air Command and Staff College, correspondence
2006 Air War College, correspondence
2008   ANG Commanders Development Course, JB Andrews, MD
2011   Anti-Terrorism Level IV Course, Tyson's Corner, VA
2012 Advanced Joint PME, National Defense University Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA

ASSIGNMENTS
1. Aug 1990 - Nov 1991   Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Reese AFB, TX
2. Dec 1991 - Dec 1993   Graduate Student, AFIT/CI, Colorado State University,
Ft. Collins, CO
3. Jan 1994 - Dec 1996   B-1B Pilot, Flight Safely Liaison Officer, Flight Scheduler,
28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth AFB, SD
4. Jan 1997 - Apr 2000 B-1B Instructor/Evaluator Pilot, Training Officer, Flight
Commander, Assistant Operations Officer, Wing Stan/Eval Pilot, 366th Wing,
Mountain Home AFB, ID
5. Apr 2000 - Dec 2006 B-1B Instructor/Evaluator Pilot, KC-135 Instructor Pilot,
Flight Commander, Chief of Flight Scheduling, Chief of Wing Plans & Programs,
184th Bomb/Air Refueling Wing, McConnell AFB, KS
6. Dec 2006 - Present KC-135 Instructor Pilot, Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Commander, Maintenance Squadron Commander, Wing Vice Commander,
Wing Commander, 190th Air Refueling Wing, Forbes Field ANGB, KS

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight Hours: 4000+
Aircraft Flown: T-38A, B-1B, KC135R

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal, 3 Devices
Air Medal, 1 Device
Joint Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal, 3 Devices
Air Force Achievement Medal
Kansas National Guard Meritorious Service Ribbon

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
Chairman - ANG KC-135 Weapons System Council (Vice Chair 2012-2013)
Member - National Guard Association of the United States and Kansas
Member - American Legion, Post 400
Board of Directors - Topeka Chamber of Commerce
Advisory Board - Kansas STARBASE

EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant: 30 May 1990
First Lieutenant: 30 May 1992
Captain: 30 May 1994
Major: 07 Dec 2000
Lieutenant Colonel: 05 Feb 2005
Colonel: 1 Sep 2010

Current as of: 1 November 2014





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