Lt Col Penny Lynn Jamvold is the Force Support Commander, 190th Air Refueling Wing, Forbes Field, Kansas. Responsible for the morale, readiness, training, safety and effectiveness of 54 airmen and five civilian employees, Lt Col Jamvold directs the mission and operations of Manpower, Personnel, Base Training, Formal Schools, Fitness, Dining, Mortuary Affairs, and Family Programs; this includes managing a budget of over nine hundred thousand dollars.
Lt Col Jamvold was born and raised in Denton, Kansas and currently resides with her family in Maple Hill, Kansas. She enlisted in the Kansas Air National Guard in December 1996 as an Aerospace Control and Warning Systems Operator with the 134th Air Control Squadron, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. In June of 2005 she earned a commission from the Academy of Military Science, McGhee Tyson AFB and transferred to the 190th Air Refueling Wing as a Logistics Readiness Officer. There she progressed into the role of Active Guard and Reserve Installation Deployment Officer and then Logistics Readiness Squadron Operations Officer, playing a key role in Domestic Operations during both assignments. In 2017 Lt Col Jamvold transferred back to the 184th Intelligence Wing where she served as the Logistics Readiness Squadron Commander for two years before returning to the 190th Air Refueling Wing as Wing Inspector General until selected for her current assignment.
Lt Col Jamvold deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan in 2003 in support of OPERATION NOBLE EAGLE where she ran radar surveillance operations. In 2011 she returned to Afghanistan in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, serving under the Joint Combined Security Transition Command, NATO Training Mission. During this assignment, Lt Col Jamvold managed $600M in Foreign Military Sales cases and executed over $23M in contracts, all designed to aid in the training and
development of an Afghan government, and police and military forces.
1995 Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kan.
2001 Non-Commissioned Officer Prep Course, by correspondence
2003 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, by correspondence
2005 Academy of Military Science, McGhee-Tyson, ANG Base, Tenn.
2006 Logistics Readiness Officer Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
2010 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
2011 Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio
2013 Master of Science, Management and Organizational Behavior, Benedictine Univ., Lyle, Ill.
2014 Intermediate Development Course, Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
2016 Incident Command Structure 300 Course, Forbes Field ANG Base, Kan.
2016 Incident Command Structure 400 Course, Forbes Field ANG Base, Kan.
2017 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2021 Air War College, by correspondence
1. December 1996 – May 2005, Aerospace Control and Warning Systems Operator, McConnell AFB, Kan.
2. May 2005 – February 2012, Logistics Readiness Officer, Forbes Field, Kan.
3. February 2012 – December 2013, Installation Deployment Officer/Distribution Flight Commander, Forbes Field, Kan.
4. December 2013 – May 2017, Logistics Readiness Squadron Operations Officer, Forbes Field, Kan.
5. May 2017 – June 2019, Commander, Logistics Readiness Squadron, McConnell AFB, Kan.
6. June 2019 – October 2020, Inspector General, Forbes Field, Kan.
7. October 2020 - present, Commander, Force Support Squadron, Forbes Field, Kan.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Army Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
AF Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device with and two oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
AF Overseas Ribbon Short
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with four oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Hour Glass
Air Force Training Ribbon with one oak leaf cluster
STATE AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
DCNG Community Service Ribbon
Kansas National Guard State Emergency Duty Service Ribbon
Kansas National Guard Service Medal
2011 Company Grade Officer of the Year, 190th Air Refueling Wing
2017 Logistics Readiness Non-Fly Squadron of the Year, Air National Guard
2018 Logistics Readiness Non-Fly Squadron of the Year, Air National Guard
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Force Support Advisory Council Member, Region 6
National Guard Association, Lifetime member, 2012-present
National Guard Association of Kansas, Lifetime Member, 2012-present
Past-Commander, Jimmie Lillard American Legion Post #31, Rossville, Kan.
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman 1st Class Dec. 23, 1996
Senior Airman Jan. 07, 1999
Staff Sargent Dec. 17, 2001
Technical Sargent Feb. 11, 2004
Second Lieutenant June 24, 2005
First Lieutenant June 24, 2007
Captain June 24, 2009
Major Feb. 27, 2014
Lieutenant Colonel Nov. 1, 2019
(Current as of September 2022)